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Knicks’ encore goes in the tank

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The New York Knick, euphoric after beating Chicago two days earlier, choked on their encore, losing 91-83 to the Dallas Mavericks.

The loss ended the Knicks' seven-game winning streak and cut New York's Atlantic Division lead over Miami to a half-game as the Heat beat Milwaukee 108-93.Heat 108, Bucks 93

Tim Hardaway scored 17 of his 29 points, including five of his six three-pointers, after halftime to help Miami finish off a sweep of the four-game season series against Milwaukee.

SuperSonics 93, Pistons 80

At Seattle, Sam Perkins scored 20 points and Shawn Kemp had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sonics.

Bulls 117, Celtics 106

At Boston, Michael Jordan scored 32 points and passed John Havlicek for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list.

Rockets 103, Spurs 79

Houston completed an undefeated five-game road trip and moved within 21/2 games of Utah for first place in the Midwest Division.

Trail Blazers 109, Clippers 105

At Portland, Rasheed Wallace scored 26 points as the Blazers won their seventh straight game.

Timberwolves 104, 76ers 100

At Minneapolis, Stephon Marbury outdueled fellow rookie Allen Iverson by scoring 13 points in the final 5:52 to rally Minnesota from a 14-point deficit.

Raptors 105, Suns 101

At Phoenix, the Raptors completed a sweep of the season series as they hit 10 3-pointers and got 22 points from Damon Stoudamire and 20 from Clifford Rozier.

Hornets 98, Grizzlies 92

At Charlotte, Glen Rice scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to lead the Hornets.

Magic 96, Nuggets 91

Derek Strong scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Penny Hardaway had 27 points as Orlando won at Denver.

Cavaliers 88, Kings 85

At Sacramento, Chris Mills scored 21 points and Tyrone Hill had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs.