Tim Hardaway is proving the Miami Heat are an elite team even without Alonzo Mourning.
Hardaway had 18 points and 10 assists and Anthony Mason scored six points in overtime as the Heat beat the Toronto Raptors, 98-91, Thursday night.
"Don't count us out," Hardaway said. "We're still one of the best teams."
The Heat, who had six players in double figures, have won three straight and nine of 11. Mourning is out for the season with a kidney ailment, but Miami has the second best record in the Eastern Conference (32-20).
"We're showing everybody we can still play this game," Hardaway said.
Hardaway tied the score at 86-86 by sinking a three-pointer with 25 seconds left. He then made an 18-foot jumper in overtime to put Miami ahead, 88-86. But Vince Carter, who had a game-high 28 points, retied the score with a jumper.
Hardaway's driving layup with 2:45 remaining put Miami ahead for good at 90-88 and Mason then posted up Charles Oakley for a four-point lead with 2:00 left.
"We were shooting too many jump shots, so I made a conscious effort to go to the hole and make things happen," Hardaway said. "I got people to draw on me and we got easy shots."
Blazers overcome Rasheed's antics
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers were playing so well that Rasheed Wallace's latest episode caused no more than a collective shrug.
Damon Stoudamire scored 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter, and Portland took advantage of Chris Webber's absence by attacking the Sacramento Kings inside for a 105-81 victory.
"I was able to get a couple steals and ignite us, and everybody just followed the lead," Stoudamire said. "We were flowing. We jumped on them fast, and we were able to sustain throughout."
Wallace earned his fourth ejection of the season -- and second in three games -- for arguing a foul call with referee Ron Garretson with 8:02 left in the third. Even with Doug Christie's two free throws and a hook by Vlade Divac, however, the Kings only cut the lead to 15.
"It didn't hurt us at all," Portland's Dale Davis said.
As Wallace laughed and joked with rookie Erick Barkley in the locker room, the Kings digested a woeful performance that not even the injured Webber probably could have salvaged.
Webber is back in Sacramento, recovering from a sprained left ankle, and will miss three more games.
Around the rim
Two nights after being held scoreless for just the second time in his 12-year career, David Robinson had 16 points in 19 minutes as the Spurs defeated the Wizards, 102-78. Robinson, 0 for 5 from the field in 21 minutes against Dallas on Tuesday, moved past Isiah Thomas into 37th place on the NBA's career scoring list with 18,834 points. Washington guard Mitch Richmond became the 26th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points when he hit a 16-foot jumper in the second quarter. . . . Reggie Miller scored 19 points and Austin Croshere and Jalen Rose hit big three-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Pacers took care of the Pistons, 82-73. Jerry Stackhouse had 40 points for the Pistons. . . . Michael Finley and Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points each and Nowitzki pulled down 15 rebounds as the Mavericks extended the Cavaliers' losing streak to nine games, 102-81. . . . Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Mike Bibby had 22 points apiece as the Grizzlies beat the Warriors, 99-89, despite 24 points by Golden State's Antawn Jamison. . . . Antoine Walker fired home 30 points as the Celtics socked the Sonics, 108-88. The Celtics, winners of 11 of their last 17 games since the departure of coach Rick Pitino, boosted their improbable playoff chances. They're No. 8 in the East, and it's a playoff position they don't intend to give it up. "That's what they've been saying in the papers and now I believe them," the Sonics' Ruben Patterson said. "You've got to give them credit."