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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chicago Charge to Record 6-0 Start

CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan scored 27 points and Toni Kukoc added 21 as the Chicago Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time in team history by beating the Boston Celtics 104-92.


The Bulls' previous best start was 5-0 last season, when they went on to win an NBA-record 72 games and their fourth championship of the 1990s.


Scottie Pippen had 12 rebounds and 11 assists but missed the triple-double by scoring only nine points on 4-of-16 shooting.


Todd Day scored 20 points for the Celtics, who had 27 turnovers in their fourth loss in the first five games.


Rockets 91, Jazz 85. Hakeem Olajuwon scored 17 of his 38 points in the fourth period to keep the Rockets unbeaten after six games.


Olajuwon scored nine points during a 12-2 Houston run midway through the period that lifted the Rockets from a 73-72 deficit and broke open a game that had been tied 14 times.


Utah, which got 32 points from Karl Malone, pulled within four points with 1:02 left, but that was as close as they could get.


Bucks 100, Hornets 98. Milwaukee got a rare victory in Charlotte as Vin Baker had 28 points and 12 rebounds.


Glenn Robinson added 20 points for the Bucks, who overcame 71-percent shooting by the Hornets in the second quarter to win for just the third time in 11 games at Charlotte.


Dell Curry had 23 points for the Hornets, who came in at 3-1, the best start in the franchise's nine-year history.


76ers 112, Suns 95. Jerry Stackhouse scored a career-high 36 points and Derrick Coleman added 14 as Philadelphia handed the winless Suns their fifth straight loss.


Stackhouse, averaging only 9.8 points over the first three games, hit on 11 of 21 shots. Michael Finley had 25 points for the Suns.


Pacers 103, Bullets 100 OT. Travis Best came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and lead Indiana to its first victory of the season.


Best, who had lost his starting point guard job to Haywoode Workman, scored six points in the final two minutes of regulation and two more in overtime. Workman suffered an apparent season-ending knee injury in the fourth quarter.


Chris Webber had 25 for Washington, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game into double overtime.


Heat 91, Mavericks 84. In Miami, Alonzo Mourning hit two key baskets down the stretch and Dan Majerle sealed the win with a 3-pointer with 1:38 left as Miami handed Dallas its fourth straight loss.


Majerle and Tim Hardaway led Miami with 19 points each.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)





Charles Barkley had a poor shooting night, hitting just three of 12 attempts and finishing with eight points. But Barkley, who leads the NBA in rebounding with a 19.6 average, also got 18 boards.





Mark Davis had 14 points and Lucious Harris 12 for Philadelphia, while Clarence Weatherspoon pulled down 15 rebounds.