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Jordan Comes Through in Overtime for Bulls

February 16, 1996|From Associated Press

Michael Jordan scored eight of his 32 points in overtime Thursday night, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 112-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Bulls and Pistons were tied, 101-101, at the end of regulation on a basket by Dennis Rodman with 0.9 seconds left.


Hakeem Olajuwon led six Houston players in double figures and Robert Horry hit a clutch shot with 42 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 112-108, at Houston. . . . Vin Baker scored 25 points and Glenn Robinson scored 11 of his 23 in the third quarter, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-98 victory over the Washington Bullets at Milwaukee. . . .

Bimbo Coles scored five of his 24 points in the final 17 seconds, helping the Miami Heat beat the Denver Nuggets, 97-91, at Miami. . . . Terrell Brandon scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held the Toronto Raptors to 14 first-quarter points at Hamilton, Canada, en route to their sixth consecutive victory, 95-76. . . .

Karl Malone scored 30 points as the Utah Jazz rallied to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 106-103, at Salt Lake City. . . . Charles Barkley scored 24 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Portland Trail Blazers, 96-84, at Portland.

NBA Notes

Knick forward Charles Oakley broke his right thumb in Wednesday's loss at Charlotte and will be sidelined about six weeks. . . . New Jersey Net guard Kendall Gill will have surgery today to repair a fracture in his left hand. He will be sidelined at least a month. . . . Former star Alex English was appointed interim executive director of the NBA Players Assn. while the union continues its search for a new leader. . . . Phoenix's Charles Barkley (slamming the ball) and Philadelphia's Sean Higgins (obscene gesture) were fined $5,000 each by the league for their actions in recent games.

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