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SHORTHANDED HEAT STILL BEAT BULLS

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Rex Chapman tied his career high with 39 points to help Pat Riley's outnumbered Miami Heat outshoot the stunned Chicago Bulls 113-104 Friday night.

One day after trading away three starters, the Heat dressed just eight players, but beat the Bulls with deadly outside shooting. Chapman led the way, hitting 9 of 10 3-point attempts.Michael Jordan scored 31 points for Chicago.

The Heat tied a team record with 15 3-pointers. They built a 26-point lead late in the third quarter, then withstood a charge by the Bulls.

The defeat snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Bulls, who fell to 48-6. They remain on a pace to become the first NBA team to win 70 games.

Lakers 114, Mavericks 88

At Dallas, six players scored in double figures, led by Cedric Ceballos' 27 points, as the Lakers routed the Mavericks with an injured Magic Johnson sitting on the bench.

The Lakers, earning their eighth consecutive victory and 12th in their last 13 games, toyed with the Mavericks. Dallas' only bright spot was a league-leading sixth triple-double by guard Jason Kidd, who had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

Timberwolves 94, Pistons 93

At Minneapolis, Isaiah Rider scored 26 points, including the game-winning free throw with 0.4 seconds left.

Tom Gugliotta had 13 points, eight assists and eight rebounds and Kevin Garnett had 12 rebounds for the Wolves, who traded Christian Laettner and Sean Rooks to Atlanta for Andrew Lang and Spud Webb on Thursday.

Pacers 102, 76ers 95

At Indianapolis, reserve Antonio Davis grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and scored 12 points as Indiana handed the 76ers their sixth consecutive loss.

Rik Smits had 18 points to lead an Indiana offense that had seven players in double figures, while Vernon Maxwell topped Philadelphia with 20 points.

Hawks 108, Knicks 97

At New York, Christian Laettner sparked a decisive run for Atlanta as soon as he entered the game and finished with 12 points. Laettner, acquired Thursday in a four-player trade with Minnesota, also had seven rebounds in 24 minutes. He left the game in the third quarter because of a gash on his forehead, then returned in the fourth.

Stacey Augmon, starting in place of Steve Smith (twisted ankle), led Atlanta with 24 points.

The Knicks, playing without Patrick Ewing (sprained ankle), got 26 points from John Starks.

Magic 115, Bucks 102

At Milwaukee, Anfernee Hardaway scored 19 points as the Orlando Magic tuned up for Sunday's showdown at Chicago.

Vin Baker led Milwaukee with 25 points and reserve Marty Conlon added 18.

Hornets 100, Bullets 94

At Landover, Md., Kenny Anderson scored 22 points as the Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-high five games.

Suns 110, Raptors 105

At Phoenix, Wesley Person scored 25 points and Elliot Perry added 20 as the Suns evened their season record for the first time since Dec. 29.

Damon Stoudamire had 13 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Spurs 112, Kings 105

At Sacramento, Calif., David Robinson scored 34 points as the Spurs handed the Kings their ninth straight defeat.