Matt Harpring nearly outscored the Milwaukee Bucks by himself in the third quarter Friday night.
Harpring scored 22 of his 28 points in the period as the host Utah Jazz won, 103-90, tying its longest winning streak of the season at six.
"I just caught a rhythm," said Harpring, who fell three points shy of Karl Malone's team record for points for a quarter. "It was one of those quarters where the hoop looked real big."
Harpring shot 8 of 9 in the third and equaled Milwaukee's 22 points in the quarter. He twisted his ankle at the end of the period and scored just one point in the final quarter.
"A quarter like that happens every now and then," said Harpring, who also led the Jazz with 10 rebounds. "It's too bad I twisted my ankle. I just tweaked it a little bit."
Andrei Kirilenko added 19 points and four blocks, and Malone scored 18 points as Utah handed Milwaukee its third straight loss. The Bucks have lost eight of their last 11 and remain one-half game behind Washington for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
"This is playoff basketball for us right now, and we've got to play much better," said Michael Redd, who led the Bucks with 26 points. "We need to have the understanding that we could go home if we don't show up to games."
* TRAIL BLAZERS 112, MAVERICKS 95: Dale Davis scored all 16 of his points in a dominant third quarter for host Portland, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Portland scored 44 points in the third, tying the Blazers' season high for points in a quarter. Rasheed Wallace led the Blazers with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points to lead Dallas, but he made just 6 of 16 shots.
* WARRIORS 102, 76ERS 98: Earl Boykins scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and visiting Golden State withstood a strong 76ers' comeback to win in Philadelphia.
Antawn Jamison had 26 of his 30 points in the first half as the Warriors ran out to a 23-point halftime lead.
Allen Iverson had 28 points to lead the 76ers.
* SUNS 94, PISTONS 91: Stephon Marbury scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to spark visiting Phoenix.
The Suns moved one game ahead of idle Houston for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Chauncey Billups led the Pistons with 23 points and Richard Hamilton added 20. Ben Wallace finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds.
* PACERS 140, BULLS 89: Brad Miller had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Indiana shot 62 percent, crushing visiting Chicago.
Al Harrington added 19 points and Jonathan Bender had 16 for the Pacers. Tim Hardaway, signed Thursday as a free agent, scored 14 points in his first NBA game in more than a year.
* CELTICS 104, CAVALIERS 95: In Boston, Paul Pierce had 27 points and nine rebounds and Eric Williams scored 17 points to help the Celtics snap a six-game losing streak. Ricky Davis had 31 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds for Cleveland.
* HORNETS 101, RAPTORS 92: Jamal Mashburn scored 27 points and Baron Davis had 22 points and 11 assists to lead visiting New Orleans.
Toronto Coach Lenny Wilkens, the winningest coach in league history, is one loss away from tying Bill Fitch for the most by an NBA coach (1,106).
* HEAT 111, TIMBERWOLVES 84: In Miami, Caron Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Heat overcame an 18-point deficit.
Butler also finished with seven assists as Miami had its largest margin of victory at home this season. His point total was the second highest by a Heat rookie.
* NETS 122, KNICKS 101: In New York, Richard Jefferson put on a dunking exhibition, throwing down all manner of stuff shots while scoring a career-high 39 points to lead New Jersey.
Jefferson had a half-dozen dunks for the Nets, who scored 74 first-half points and shot 62 percent while increasing their Atlantic Division lead over Philadelphia to 11/2 games.
The Knicks trail Washington by 21/2 games in the race for the final playoff spot in the East.
* SUPERSONICS 95, GRIZZLIES 71: Ray Allen scored 10 of his 25 points in the third quarter and host Seattle overcame the absence of Rashard Lewis. Lewis hurt his right knee, right elbow and right wrist in Wednesday's loss to Washington.