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Bulls stop road skid at 18

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The Chicago Bulls will not go 0-41 on the road this season.

For a while there, the perfect imperfect record seemed a possibility for the Bulls, who lost their first 18 road games. Chicago finally snapped that string Thursday night, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 94-91 at Philips Arena.

The Bulls won for only the second time in nine games, but the other win came against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

Chicago led 72-65 early in the fourth quarter before Jason Terry scored 11 points — including three 3-pointers — in a 4 1/2-minute span.

HEAT 92, TRAIL BLAZERS 90 (OT):Eddie Jones scored 25 points, including a desperation 3-pointer that banked in late in regulation to force overtime at Portland. The win was Miami's third straight and sixth in nine games. The Heat are still in last place in the Atlantic Division, but have pulled within three games of the Knicks.

MAVERICKS 108, GRIZZLIES 97:Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points, and Steve Nash added 20 points and 10 assists as four of Dallas' starters finished in double figures to give the Mavericks their fifth victory in six games. Memphis was led by Pau Gasol with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Jason Williams had 16 points and eight assists.

76ERS 93, HORNETS 88: Allen Iverson scored 33 and hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to seal Philadelphia's victory at Charlotte.

It was a tough loss for the Hornets, who enthusiastically talked before the game of winning it to improve to .500 for the first time since they were 7-7 on Nov. 28. The streaking 76ers have won six of eight games.