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Chicago hangs on to beat Heat

Ben Gordon had 34 points and seven assists, Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points, and the Bulls beat the Miami Heat, 100-97, last night in Chicago.

Reserve Andres Nocioni added 19 points for the Bulls, who won their third straight despite losing center Ben Wallace to a left knee sprain with 5:01 remaining. He finished with 15 rebounds.

Miami center Shaquille O'Neal watched as the Heat lost for the fifth time in six games. He missed the game as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

O'Neal had played in two straight games after missing 35 in a row because of knee surgery. He scored 11 points in 15 minutes of a loss at New York Friday night.

"He's not ready to play back-to-backs. We have to be careful with that," acting coach Ron Rothstein said before the game.

After giving up a 17-point lead, the Bulls finally pulled away when a jumper by Gordon with 1:58 left broke an 89-all tie and started an 8-2 run. Hinrich made a jumper in the lane and followed with two free throws, putting Chicago up, 97-91, with 1:09 left.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 24 points.

Trail Blazers 135, Grizzlies 132 -- Zach Randolph scored a career-high 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as visiting Portland rallied to beat Memphis in double overtime.

Randolph was 16 of 40 from the field and scored 13 points in the overtimes to help the Trail Blazers rally from a 16-point deficit early in the second half. His 3-pointer with 38 seconds left clinched Portland's third win in the last four games.

The teams were tied at 111 at the end of regulation and were still deadlocked at 116 after the first extra period.

The Blazers trailed by 16 early in the second half, but turned things around with a 38-point third quarter. Portland took its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer by Ime Udoka with 9:10 left in regulation.

The teams were tied nine times in the fourth and neither held more than a one-possession lead in most of the period. Hakim Warrick's basket with a minute left in regulation tied the game at 111.

Hornets 94, Jazz 82 -- Bobby Jackson scored 21 points and New Orleans beat Utah in Oklahoma City as injuries started to pile up for the Jazz.

Already playing without forward Andrei Kirilenko (sprained right ankle), the Jazz lost leading scorer Carlos Boozer to a bruised left knee in the first quarter. He knocked knees with New Orleans's Tyson Chandler as Chandler went up to catch a lob with 8:11 left in the first quarter and did not return. X-rays taken after the first half came back negative, and Utah planned to reevaluate Boozer's injury after returning home.

Nets 112, Nuggets 102 -- Vince Carter scored 40 points and Bostjan Nachbar added a career-best 22 as visiting New Jersey snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Nuggets trailed, 80-76, after three quarters and scored the first bucket of the fourth. But that was as close as they got in dropping their second game in 24 hours and failing to gain ground on Northwest Division-leading Utah.

Pacers 102, Raptors 84 -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 21 points and host Indiana won its third straight game.

Mavericks 106, Kings 104 -- Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth straight double-double, and Dallas rallied in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Sacramento.

76ers 104, Hawks 89 -- Andre Miller scored 6 straight points to spark a 10-0 fourth-quarter Philadelphia run after host Atlanta pulled within 2 points.

Warriors 131, Bobcats 105 -- Al Harrington scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half as host Golden State won its second straight.

Timberwolves 101, Clippers 87 -- Kevin Garnett had 32 points to help visiting Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak.

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