Dumas, Kidd Key Dallas Victory

From Associated Press

Tony Dumas scored 39 points and Jason Kidd had his sixth triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed Suns, 140-130, in overtime Friday night at Phoenix.

Dallas had dropped 14 consecutive games to the Suns since February 1992 and hadn’t won in Phoenix since Jan. 27, 1988.

Kidd finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists and forced overtime at 124-124 when he grabbed an offensive rebound, sank an off-balance shot and fell to the floor with 2.2 seconds remaining.


Phoenix, which dressed the league-minimum eight players for the third consecutive game and was without Charles Barkley, got 35 points from Elliot Perry.

Seattle 113, Miami 81--The Heat’s third loss in a row ended a long day for Coach Pat Riley, who was fined $10,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officials after the Heat’s 90-89 loss in Portland on Wednesday night.

Shawn Kemp had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Gary Payton added 22 points to lead the SuperSonics to their victory in Seattle.

San Antonio 101, Utah 94--David Robinson scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Chuck Person, starting for the injured Sean Elliott, added 16 points as the Spurs won on the road.

Down, 79-69, with 8:06 to play, Utah came back to take a 89-88 lead with 4:07 to play. The Spurs then outscored the Jazz, 13-5, the rest of the way.

Orlando 93, Milwaukee 88--Dennis Scott scored a season-high 37 points and Anfernee Hardaway had 30 as the Magic rallied to remain unbeaten at home. It was Orlando’s second comeback from a double-digit deficit in as many games.


Scott’s sixth three-point basket of the night gave the Magic the lead for good with 36 seconds to go.

The victory extended Orlando’s NBA-best regular-season home winning streak to 27 games.

New York 105, Boston 92--Patrick Ewing scored 37 points and the Knicks ended Dana Barros’ NBA-record streak of 89 games with a three-point basket at Boston. Barros missed all eight of his shots, including five in the final minute as he tried desperately to keep the streak intact.

Washington 117, Sacramento 88--Gheorghe Muresan had 18 points and 16 rebounds and Juwan Howard scored a season-high 29 as the Bullets sent the Kings to their sixth consecutive road loss.

The Bullets never trailed after the opening five minutes in cruising to their eighth victory in nine home games.

Philadelphia 107, New Jersey 80--The Nets had the lowest scoring first half in franchise history in losing at home to the 76ers.

The Nets, who missed 22 of their first 25 shots, scored only 27 points in the first two quarters--one fewer than the previous record, set against the Washington Bullets in 1977.


Denver 90, Cleveland 83--Dale Ellis scored 20 points and Bryant Stith made three key plays in the final two minutes, leading the Nuggets to victory over the Cavaliers at home.

The Nuggets, in their third victory in a row, survived an 11-0 flurry by the Cavaliers early in the final quarter before Denver scored 13 of the last 17 points of the game.

Golden State 104, Vancouver 95--Rony Seikaly hit three key baskets and five free throws down the stretch as the Warriors won at Vancouver.

The Grizzlies led, 83-82, with six minutes left before Seikaly went to work against Vancouver’s rookie center Bryant Reeves.


NBA Notes

Dennis Rodman of Chicago was fined $5,000 by the NBA for outspoken attacks against the league’s officials. . . . Orlando put forward Horace Grant on the injured list because of a stress fracture in his lower left leg. His place on the roster was taken by forward Jeff Turner. . . . The Washington Bullets put guard Robert Pack on the injured list because of a damaged nerve in his right leg. . . . The Vancouver Grizzlies traded point guard Darrick Martin to the Minnesota Timberwolves.