. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bulls Outgun Sonics To Go 18-0 at Home

CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan scored 35 points and Scottie Pippen 29 as the Chicago Bulls overcame the ejection of Dennis Rodman to defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 113-87.


Jordan also pulled down 14 rebounds Wednesday -- his high since coming out of retirement last March. Chicago needed Jordan's work on the boards to go 18-0 at home after Rodman was assessed two technical fouls in the final minute of the third quarter.


Shawn Kemp had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the SuperSonics, who absorbed their most decisive loss of the season.


Chicago, a league-best 29-3, is 18-0 at home this season and one shy of the franchise mark of 26 consecutive home wins set from Dec. 14, 1990 through March 23, 1991.


The Bulls are 29-3 and on pace for the best record in NBA history.


"We aren't concentrating on winning 70 games or more," Bulls coach Phil Jackson said. "It's just important that we get into a good groove because we will be tested every night."


Bullets 98, 76ers 93. In Philadelphia, rookie Rasheed Wallace of the Washington Bullets had a season-high 22 points in his hometown as the Bullets beat Philadelphia.


Wallace, the fourth overall pick in the draft, also collected a season-high 10 rebounds in outperforming 76ers rookie Jerry Stackhouse, his former North Carolina teammate and No. 3 overall pick. Stackhouse finished with 12 points and no rebounds.


Mark Price made his Bullets and season debut after returning from an injury to his left foot. He had five points in 20 minutes.


Gheorghe Muresan had a career-high 18 rebounds, while blocking nine shots, one short of his career high.


Vernon Maxwell led the 76ers with 21 points, while Trevor Ruffin had 18. Clarence Weatherspoon tied his season high with 20 rebounds.


Celtics 113, Kings 104. In Boston, Dino Radja scored 25 points as the Boston Celtics rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Sacramento 113-104 and hand the Kings their fifth straight road loss.


Mitch Richmond, who led the Kings with 31 points, scored five straight points to give Sacramento a 97-86 lead with under seven minutes to play.


Nets 92, Knicks 79. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Chris Childs scored 10 of his career-high 21 points in a 14-6 run to open the fourth quarter and the New Jersey Nets defeated the New York Knicks 92-79.


The win snapped the Nets' five-game losing streak against the Knicks and avenged a loss earlier this season when New York beat them with Patrick Ewing sidelined.


Armon Gilliam had 22 points to lead New Jersey, which won for only the fourth time in 14 games. P.J. Brown added 20.


Spurs 92, Cavaliers 86. In San Antonio, Sean Elliott scored 26 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the San Antonio Spurs over the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-86.


Elliott, who tied a San Antonio team record with four first-quarter tree-pointers, was one of four Spurs in double figures. David Robinson had 24, Chuck Person 23 and Avery Johnson 11 in San Antonio's 11th victory in 13 games.


Cleveland, which had a two-game winning streak snapped, was led by Michael Cage, who had 20 points and a season-high 20 rebounds. Terrell Brandon added 19 points, while Dan Majerle scored 18.


Nuggets 91, Grizzlies 85. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 25 points and Dale Ellis added 20 as the Denver Nuggets held off the Vancouver Grizzlies 91-85.


Dikembe Mutombo had 14 points and 15 rebounds, contributing to the Nuggets' 58-44 rebounding advantage.


Trail Blazers 90, Heat 89. In Portland, Oregon, Arvydas Sabonis tipped in the tying basket with five seconds to play and Rod Strickland made a free throw with 2.2 seconds remaining to lift the Portland Trail Blazers over the Miami Heat 90-89. (AP, Reuters)