Jalen Rose scored 31 points and Donyell Marshall added 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Bulls erased a 19-point deficit in regulation and beat the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime, 117-115, last night in Chicago.
Jamal Crawford and Jay Williams each added 19 points for the Bulls, who ended a four-game losing streak and won in overtime for the first time in a franchise-record eight tries this season.
Gary Payton had 24 points and 10 assists and reserve Michael Redd added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who hold a 21/2-game lead over Washington for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Bulls rebounded from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter with a 13-4 run that gave them a 103-102 lead with 1 minute 56 seconds left.
* MAVERICKS 108, MAGIC 90: Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and Steve Nash added 28 as Dallas, at home, retained its lead in the Western Conference.
The Mavericks (57-19) hold a one-game advantage over San Antonio in the race for the top record in the conference and the Midwest Division.
Tracy McGrady was not supposed to play because of a rib injury, but he checked in with 3:55 left in the first quarter.
McGrady was 3 of 14 for 12 points in 25 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter. The Mavericks led 28-9 when McGrady checked in.
* CLIPPERS 109, KNICKS 98: In Los Angeles, Elton Brand scored 29 points in his third game off the injured list, and Andre Miller scored seven of his 19 points in the final 3:16 as the Clippers put New York one step closer to elimination from the playoff picture.
* SUNS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 94: Phoenix reserve Bo Outlaw always brings energy when he enters games. He also brought plenty of points and rebounds in his team's win.
Outlaw had season highs of 19 points and 15 rebounds, his first double-double in nearly two seasons with Phoenix, and the Suns improved their playoff chances.
* HAWKS 97, GRIZZLIES 91: In Atlanta, Jason Terry scored 23 points and Dion Glover added 20 as Memphis lost its seventh straight game.
The Hawks, who were eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff race on Friday night, did not trail after Terry hit two free throws with 1 minute 58 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
* CAVALIERS 79, HORNETS 76: Ricky Davis scored 17 points and Cleveland blocked 13 shots at home. The victory ensured that the Cavaliers won't set a new mark for the worst record in franchise history.
It was the 15th win of the season for Cleveland, which has six games remaining. The Cavaliers went 15-67 in 1970-71 -- their inaugural season -- and in 1981-82.