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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Last-Second Shot Lifts Bullets in OT

BOSTON -- It took a while for these two struggling teams to finish, but Scott Skiles's 16-footer with 2.3 seconds left in the second overtime finally gave the Washington Bullets a 125-124 win over the Boston Celtics.


Skiles, who scored four of his 16 points in the second overtime, made the jumper from the right side of the key.


Boston's Dominique Wilkins missed an off-balance shot as time expired Wednesday, giving the Bullets just their third win in their last 16 games.


Calbert Cheaney, who sent the game into OT with a 3-pointer at the end of regulation, scored 28 points for the Bullets.


Boston took a 124-121 lead with 53.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime when Wilkins hit a 3-pointer. Wilkins had nine of his 17 points in overtime.


Pistons 92, Pacers 79. At Detroit, Grant Hill scored 24 points and Allan Houston added 23 as the Pistons defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-79 and snapped their seven-game winning streak.


Hill and Houston combined for 12 points during a 21-8 run that snapped a 71-71 tie with 6:30 remaining.


Rik Smits scored 24 points for Indiana, which lost forward Dale Davis with a dislocated right shoulder in the first quarter. Davis, the Pacers' leading rebounder, was hurt when he dunked and was fouled by Pistons center Oliver Miller.


Suns 101, Lakers 93. At Los Angeles, the Phoenix Suns, without leading scorer Charles Barkley, sent the injury-riddled Lakers to their third straight defeat, 101-93.


Dan Majerle scored 21 points to lead the Suns, who were without Barkley for the second straight game.


Anthony Peeler scored 25 points for Los Angeles, which was without injured starters Cedric Ceballos and Eddie Jones and key reserves Sam Bowie, Sedale Threatt and George Lynch.


Bulls 111, Heat 85. In Chicago, Scottie Pippen scored 27 points as the Bulls routed the Miami Heat 111-85.


Pippen, who also had 10 rebounds, was 10-of-14 from the field and made all five of his free throws.


B.J. Armstrong scored 18 points for Chicago, which won its second straight blowout after losing four of its previous five games. The Bulls, who beat New Jersey by 22 points on Monday, outscored the Heat 31-16 in the second quarter.


Jazz 98, Warriors 85. At Golden State, Karl Malone scored 31 points and the Utah Jazz outscored the Warriors by 28 points in a 98-85 victory.


Jeff Hornacek added 25 points for Utah, which broke a four-game losing streak to Golden State and beat the Warriors for just the third time in 11 games.


Victor Alexander scored 18 points for the Warriors, who have lost four straight games and seven of nine since Bob Lanier replaced Don Nelson as head coach.


Timberwolves 98, Kings 87. In Sacramento, Sean Rooks scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Kings their sixth straight loss, 98-87. Mitch Richmond scored 21 points and Walt Williams added 16 for Sacramento.