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NBA ROUNDUP : Knicks Get Victory, but No Respect

March 23, 1994|From Associated Press

Whether they score 68, 78 or 28 points against New York, the Chicago Bulls aren't giving the Knicks any respect until they do once what Chicago has done for the last three years--win an NBA title.

"The Knicks talk about respect a lot, but the only way they'll get it from us is to win a championship," Scottie Pippen said Tuesday night after the Knicks beat the Bulls, 87-78, at New York for their 10th consecutive victory.

The Knicks held the opposition under 90 points for the ninth time during their longest winning streak since they won 11 straight in 1972-73.

Hubert Davis scored 24 points for New York, including a 3-pointer with 1:51 left that capped a decisive 7-0 run.

Denver 108, Milwaukee 94--Mahmoud Abdul Rauf scored 22 points and Dikembe Mutombo had 14 rebounds and six blocks in the Nugget victory at Denver.

LaPhonso Ellis had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who outscored the Bucks, 33-18, in the third quarter. Eric Murdock led Milwaukee with 30 points.

Phoenix 124, Miami 118--The Suns rallied from an 18-point deficit against the Heat at Phoenix and won the game in overtime. A.C. Green had seven points and three rebounds in the overtime.

Kevin Johnson sparked the comeback, scoring 24 of his 35 points in the second half and overtime.

Minnesota 83, Houston 81--Chris Smith rebounded his own miss and scored with five seconds left to lift the Timberwolves over the Rockets at Minneapolis.

Stacey King scored 19 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked a career-high seven shots for the Timberwolves.

Charlotte 125, Philadelphia 91--Alonzo Mourning and Dell Curry scored 24 points apiece at Charlotte as the Hornets posted their largest victory this season and sent the 76ers to their 19th loss in 20 games.

Muggsy Bogues had 12 points and 11 assists for Charlotte. Jeff Malone paced the Sixers with 16 points.

Cleveland 93, Indiana 61--The Pacers were held to their lowest point total ever in their loss to the Cavaliers at Richfield, Ohio.

The 61 points were the third fewest scored by an NBA team since the 24-second clock was introduced in 1954. The lowest output since then was 57 by Milwaukee against Boston in 1955.

Golden State 117, Orlando 116--The Warriors overcame a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter at Oakland and beat the Magic on Billy Owens' tip-in with 21 seconds remaining. Chris Webber then blocked Dennis Scott's shot in the lane with just over five seconds left.

The Magic argued to no avail that Webber should have been called for goaltending.

Seattle 105, San Antonio 89--Sam Perkins scored nine of his 27 points in the fourth quarter at Seattle as the SuperSonics beat the Spurs for the third time in a row this season.

Gary Payton had 21 points and six assists for Seattle.

David Robinson led the Spurs with 27 points and eight rebounds. Willie Anderson added 18 points.

Portland 96, Sacramento 94--Clyde Drexler scored with one second remaining at Sacramento as the Trail Blazers snapped a five-game road losing streak. Drexler scored 28 points for Portland. Lionel Simmons led the Kings with 26.

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