NBA ROUNDUP : Hot Jazz Finds Road Has Comforts of Home

From Associated Press

The Utah Jazz passed another road test Tuesday night at Philadelphia.

Karl Malone scored 24 points and Utah rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the 76ers, 91-88, for its ninth road victory in a row.

The Jazz, who trailed by 11 points at the start of the fourth quarter, finished the game with a 12-2 run. Philadelphia missed its last four shots.

“The easy shots they were making in the beginning became tough shots down the stretch,” Malone said in a salute to the Utah defense.


After struggling to a 2-4 start, the Jazz have won 15 of their last 19 games, including six in a row.

Dallas 110, Golden State 107--Jamal Mashburn scored 27 points, including consecutive three-point baskets in the final 1:48 at Oakland to put the Mavericks ahead to stay as they handed the Warriors their 10th loss in a row.

Jason Kidd had 19 points and 10 assists in his professional debut in the Bay Area, where Dallas had lost 14 in a row.

Sacramento 105, Washington 102--Mitch Richmond scored 28 points, including a three-point basket with 12 seconds left, and drew a key offensive foul as the Kings sent the Bullets to their seventh loss in a row.

New Jersey 85, New York 83--Armon Gilliam scored 22 points, including two on a tiebreaking 18-foot jump shot off a broken play with 20.5 seconds left, as the Nets won at New York without All-Star forward Derrick Coleman.

Orlando 108, Portland 104--Shaquille O’Neal scored 30 points at Portland, where the Magic used a 20-4 run in the third quarter to take control, then had to hold on in the fourth.


Charlotte 99, Indiana 95--Alonzo Mourning and Hersey Hawkins each scored 22 points for the Hornets, who won at home.

After the Pacers took a 91-90 lead, the Hornets answered with a 6-0 run to pull ahead, 96-91, with 32 seconds left on baskets by Robert Parish, Mourning and Hawkins.

Atlanta 115, Milwaukee 97--Ken Norman scored 28 points to help the Hawks break out of a shooting slump to snap a three-game losing streak and give Coach Lenny Wilkens his 936th victory, three behind Red Auerbach’s NBA record.

NBA Notes

Miami Heat mascot Wes Lockard was fined $300 after being found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of aggravated battery stemming from an incident at an Oct. 23 exhibition against Atlanta in San Juan in which he pulled the wife of a Puerto Rico Supreme Court justice out of the stands to dance on the court.