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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hardaway Reaches Career High

Anfernee Hardaway's breakaway dunk with less than a second remaining capped a career-high 39-point performance, sending the Orlando Magic past the Chicago Bulls 105-103 despite missing Shaquille O'Neal.


O'Neal, the NBA's leading scorer, was suspended for one game for an altercation with Boston's Eric Montross on Friday night. The Magic also played without Horace Grant (back spasms) Sunday and lost starter Donald Royal (sprained ankle) in the first quarter.


Hardaway made 17 of 25 shots. He picked up a loose ball above Chicago's foul line and raced to the other end to score the winning points with seven-tenths of a second left on the clock.


Suns 103, Hornets 92. At Phoenix, Kevin Johnson, scoring or assisting for 20 consecutive points during the third quarter, led the Suns.


Johnson had seven of his 14 assists in the third quarter, helping the Suns bolt from a 49-45 halftime lead to 81-69 lead. It marked the 34th time in 35 games the Suns have won when they have led after three periods.


Charles Barkley scored 24 points, Wesley Person had 20 and Johnson 17, 12 in the first half. Alonzo Mourning led the Hornets with 23 points.


Jazz 110, Nuggets 96. At Denver, Karl Malone scored 34 points and the Jazz went almost the entire first period without missing a shot from the field in beating the Denver Nuggets.


Malone hit 14 of 17 shots and six free throws, marking the sixth time he's scored more than 30 points in the last nine games. John Stockton added 20 points and eight assists as Utah improved its road record to 17-9, second best in the NBA.


Pacers 100, Mavericks 92. At Indianapolis, Rik Smits scored 28 points and did not miss a shot after the first quarter in carrying the Pacers to their sixth straight victory. The Pacers, off to the best start in their NBA history at 33-20, took their biggest lead at 84-70 on a 3-point play by Smits with 9:17 to go. The Mavericks twice closed within five points in the final minutes.


Timberwolves 106, Heat 99. At Minneapolis, Isaiah Rider scored 38 points and Tom Gugliotta played an outstanding game, and the Timberwolves denied Miami's bid for its first three-game winning streak of the season.


Gugliotta, acquired in a trade with Golden State Feb. 18, had 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists.


Knicks 104, 76ers 99. In New York, Patrick Ewing had 32 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks, and the Knicks found their intensity in the second half in rallying past Philadelphia.


Ewing had his fourth straight 30-point game for the Knicks, who have won 15 of their last 20. New York got a lift from the return of power forward Charles Oakley, who had toe surgery Dec. 27 and played for the first time since Christmas.


Spurs 129, Warriors 99. At San Antonio, Dennis Rodman grabbed 22 rebounds and David Robinson scored 30 points, leading the Spurs to their fifth straight win and most lopsided victory this season.


Rodman set a franchise record with 15 rebounds in the third quarter. He sat out the fourth quarter.


The Spurs, who had eight players scoring in double figures, outrebounded Golden State 59-28.