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NBA ROUNDUP : Ewing Leads Knicks Past Cavaliers

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From Associated Press

Patrick Ewing had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held Cleveland to 16% shooting during the fourth quarter to beat the Cavaliers, 95-91, at New York on Tuesday night.

The Knicks, who ended a six-game losing streak against Cleveland and improved their home record to 14-2, held the Cavaliers to 13 points on four-for-25 shooting during the final period, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the process.

Charles Smith scored 22 points and Anthony Mason added 17 for New York. Brad Daugherty had 21 points and Mark Price 19 for Cleveland, which threatened to end the Knicks’ 21-game streak of holding teams under 50% shooting until the fourth-quarter drought.

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Miami 89, Detroit 83--Rookie guard Harold Miner scored 19 points and sparked a fourth-quarter rally as the Heat beat the Pistons at Miami.

The Heat spoiled the return of former coach Ron Rothstein, who now coaches the Pistons, by coming up with their best defensive effort of the season.

Detroit’s Dennis Rodman, who came into the game as the NBA’s leading rebounder with an average of 18.5, had 24 rebounds. He has 20 or more rebounds in 15 of the 19 games he has played since skipping five games because of personal problems early in the season.

Seattle 116, Golden State 106--Nate McMillan scored 12 of his 21 points during the fourth quarter as the SuperSonics ended the Warriors’ five-game winning streak and remained unbeaten in 12 games at the Seattle Center Coliseum.

The SuperSonics are 15-1 overall at home, including four games at the Kingdome.

Utah 113, San Antonio 87--Jeff Malone had 22 points and Karl Malone 18 as the Jazz extended their winning streak to six games at Salt Lake City.

Larry Krystkowiak added 17 points off the bench, and John Stockton scored 14 points and added 11 assists for the Jazz, who have won 10 of their last 12.

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Sacramento 126, Denver 106--Mitch Richmond scored 25 points to lead the Kings to their sixth consecutive victory, at Sacramento. The Nuggets have lost 14 in a row.

LaPhonso Ellis scored 20 points for Denver, 1-15 on the road this season. Robert Pack scored 17 points and Marcus Liberty 15, while Dikembe Mutombo had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets.

New Jersey 102, Orlando 99--Drazen Petrovic scored 29 points and Derrick Coleman added 28 points and 16 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Magic at Orlando.

Shaquille O’Neal led Orlando, which has lost three consecutive games and four of its last five, with 29 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Phoenix 106, Houston 104--Charles Barkley scored 29 points and Danny Ainge scored 12 fourth-quarter points at Houston as the Suns won for the 15th time in 16 games.

The Suns, whose 14-game winning streak ended Sunday in a 114-113 overtime loss to San Antonio, had to fight off the Rockets in the closing seconds.

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Portland 109, Dallas 95--Jerome Kersey scored 17 points as the Trail Blazers handed the Mavericks their ninth consecutive loss, at Dallas.

Rod Strickland and Terry Porter added 16 points each for the Trail Blazers.

Washington 107, Atlanta 100--Michael Adams scored 21 points and had 11 assists as the Bullets defeated the Hawks at Atlanta.

Milwaukee 114, Minnesota 100--Frank Brickowski scored 21 points at Milwaukee as the Bucks won their third consecutive game.

Boston 107, Charlotte 103-- Kevin McHale scored eight of his 18 points in the final four minutes as the Celtics won at Charlotte.

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