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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bulls Whip Portland to Stretch Streak

CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan scored 30 of his 37 points in the first half as the Chicago Bulls extended their winning streak to seven games with a 116-89 victory over the Portland Trailblazers.


Scottie Pippen added 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Bulls, who are 49-6 overall and 26-1 at the United Center. They have won 19 consecutive home games.


The Trailblazers were without second-leading scorer J.R. Rider, who missed the game due to the death of his cousin. In addition, Rasheed Wallace didn't start Monday because he was late for Portland's morning shoot around. Gary Trent led the Blazers with 14 points.


Magic 93, Pistons 84. In Orlando, Florida, Penny Hardaway scored 29 points and Orlando remained unbeaten under interim coach Richie Adubato by ending Detroit's six-game winning streak.


The Magic improved to 4-0 since Adubato replaced Brian Hill, who was fired last week.


Hardaway atoned for a poor performance in a road loss at Detroit on Feb. 12 by going 11-for-16 from the field, including 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc. Rony Seikaly was the only other player in double figures for Orlando, finishing with 19 points and eight rebounds.


Theo Ratliff led Detroit with 17 points. Grant Hill, who had a triple double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists the last time the teams played, struggled with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists this time.


Hawks 106, Warriors 100. In Atlanta, Christian Laettner scored 25 points and Mookie Blaylock just missed a triple-double as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors.


Blaylock finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Hawks won for the 23rd time in 25 home games.


Laettner hit a jumper to give the Hawks a 98-96 lead with 2:30 left. Then Blaylock took over, scoring four points and making two steals for the Hawks down the stretch.


Joe Smith scored 25 points and Chris Mullin added 24 for the Warriors, who have lost eight of their last 11 games.


Hornets 96, Spurs 84. In San Antonio, Texas, Glen Rice scored 33 points as the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games. Anthony Mason added 24 points and 16 rebounds for Charlotte.