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KNICKS LOSE EWING TO INJURY IN DEFEAT

Patrick Ewing dislocated a bone in his right wrist when he fell hard Saturday night and the New York Knicks matched their season-low for points in a 98-78 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ray Allen had a career-high 35 points and Glenn Robinson had 27 as the Bucks snapped a five-game losing streak.

X-rays revealed the dislocation in Ewing's right hand. The Knicks said he would be re-evalauated when the team returned to New York following the game.

Ewing, attempting to dunk an alley-oop pass from Charlie Ward with 24.9 left in the second quarter, was fouled by Andrew Lang and broke his fall with his arms before landing on his tailbone. Visibly in pain, he rolled onto his side for several minutes.

Allan Houston scored 15 points for the Knicks.

Ewing, an 11-time all-star, has missed only 20 games over the last 10 seasons, including four last season because of a strained left groin.

Bulls 100, Nets 92

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dennis Rodman grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds and Michael Jordan ignited an 11-point fourth quarter run that led Chicago to its fourth straight win, over New Jersey.

Jordan finished with 24 points in a so-so performance that gave Bulls coach Phil Jackson his 499th career coaching victory. If Chicago wins one of its next two games, Jackson would break Pat Riley's record for fewest games to reach the 500-victory milestone.

The victory was only the Bulls fifth on the road in 13 games this season. Their overall four-game winning streak ties their season high.

Ron Harper added 19 points. Keith Van Horn led New Jersey with 20.

Wizards 94, Raptors 92

TORONTO -- Chris Webber scored 28 points and jammed in a missed shot at the buzzer to lift Washington to its fourth straight win, over Toronto.

Raptors coach Darrell Walker ran onto the court to protest the shot, claiming it went down after the buzzer, but to no avail.

Webber added a game-high 12 rebounds, while Rod Strickland finished with 18 points and six assists and Juwan Howard added 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Damon Stoudamire and Marcus Camby scored 18 points apiece for the Raptors, who have lost 12 of their last 13 home games.

Heat 99, Hawks 92

MIAMI -- Alonzo Mourning made his first start of the season and blocked two of Steve Smith's shots down the stretch to help Miami to a victory over Atlanta.

Mourning, who returned from the injured list earlier this week and had been coming off the bench, scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks. Tim Hardaway, who was held scoreless Wednesday night, scored 18 points with 13 assists and a franchise-record eight steals.

Smith paced the Hawks with 23 points and Dikembe Mutombo added 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Pistons 115, 76ers 78

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jerome Williams had career-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds off the bench to lead Detroit to its rout of hapless Philadelphia.

Detroit's Jerry Stackhouse had 20 points in his first game against his old teammates, Grant Hill scored 18 and Lindsey Hunter had 17. Derrick Coleman led Philadelphia with 16.

Suns 102, Nuggets 81

DENVER -- Steve Nash scored a career-high 20 points as Phoenix handed Denver its seventh straight loss.

Danny Manning added 15 points and Antonio McDyess had 13 points and five rebounds in his first trip back to Denver since being acquired by the Suns on Oct. 1 in a three-team deal.

Guard Jason Kidd had 12 rebounds for the Suns, who outrebounded the Nuggets, 62-44.

Tony Battie and Eric Washington each scored 14 points for Denver.

Pacers 95, Magic 92

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Chris Mullin and Mark Jackson scored 18 points each and Indiana scored 12 of its last 16 points from the foul line to hold off Orlando for the Pacers' sixth consecutive victory.

Rony Seikaly scored a season-high 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Orlando. Horace Grant scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and also had 15 rebounds.

Lakers 109, Hornets 100

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nick Van Exel scored 11 points in the final 3:06 as Los Angeles gained its league-leading 11th road win, over Charlotte.

Van Exel finished with a team-high 24 points to lead seven Lakers in double figures. Glen Rice led Charlotte with 33 points.

Spurs 100, Rockets 87

SAN ANTONIO -- Avery Johnson scored a season-high 21 points as San Antonio beat Houston.

Clyde Drexler paced the Rockets with 26 points.

Kings 89, Mavericks 88

DALLAS -- Corliss Williamson matched a career high with 27 points as Sacramento ended a nine-game road losing streak by beating Dallas. The Mavericks have lost eight in a row.

Dallas' Dennis Scott scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Timberwolves 92, Clippers 91

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett's tip-in with 5.8 seconds to play lifted Minnesota over Los Angeles.

Tom Gugliotta led the Wolves with 24 points. Lorenzen Wright had a career-high 22 rebounds to go with 15 points for the Clippers.

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