The Chicago Bulls got a rare road win, while Miami is still getting used to its new home.
Chris Anstey's last-second tip-in sent the game into overtime and Toni Kukoc scored seven of his 23 points in the extra session to give the Bulls their second road win of the season, 92-85, over the Miami Heat.
"They're not a CBA team but they're not a team that should come in here and beat us," said Miami's Dan Majerle, who shot 2 of 15, including 1 of 11 from three-point range. The Heat slipped to 2-3 in the new AmericanAirlines Arena.
Elton Brand had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago but missed three crucial free throws in the final 1 minute 14 seconds of regulation.
"It was a bad loss," Coach Pat Riley said. "At some point in time there is going to have to be a change in approach or a change in personnel. We are in a bad spell and it could be a number of things."
ROCKETS 90, TRAIL BLAZERS 89: It was all Houston's sellout crowd could ask for: another chance to boo Scottie Pippen and to see the Rockets beat Portland.
Steve Francis scored 26 points, including six in the final 3:37, as the Rockets won their season-high fourth straight victory.
"This is the first time for me to win four in a row in the NBA and it really feels good," Francis said. "With all the injuries that we have had and Hakeem [Olajuwon] less than 100 percent, we still have the will power as a team to get things done."
It was Pippen's second visit to Houston since the Rockets traded him in the offseason and he was razzed each time he touched the ball. He had 12 points and eight assists.
SUPERSONICS 99, CAVALIERS 80: In Seattle, Vin Baker had 28 points and Gary Payton added 25 as the SuperSonics won their sixth straight. Brent Barry added 21 points for the Sonics, who were coming off their biggest win of the season, a victory over the Lakers on Monday.
The Cavs got the first two baskets of the final quarter to cut Seattle's lead to 72-71 before the Sonics went on a 13-0 run that featured a one-handed dunk by Rashard Lewis. Lamond Murray paced the Cavs with 20 points, while ex-Sonics star Shawn Kemp had 13 points.
KINGS 104, CLIPPERS 98: Chris Webber had 30 points and 10 rebounds as host Sacramento withstood a fourth-quarter rally to win its sixth straight. The Clippers continued to struggle, losing their sixth straight and 10th in their last 11.
Jason Williams and Webber made two free throws apiece in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory, the 10th in 12 games for the Kings.