Chicago at New Jersey (7 p.m. EDT). The Bulls attempt to complete their seventh first-round playoff sweep in eight years.



_ Anthony Peeler, Timberwolves, scored a playoff career-high 20 points in Minnesota's 98-90 victory over Seattle.

_ Damon Stoudamire, Trail Blazers, had nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Portland beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-94.


Miami's starting backcourt of Tim Hardaway and Voshon Lenard combined for 55 points Tuesday night in the Heat's 91-85 victory at New York. Lenard had 28 points and Hardaway 27. Backup point guard Eric Murdock added 11 points, including a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left.


Charlotte matched the lowest-scoring playoff game in NBA history in a 96-64 loss to Tuesday night at Atlanta. The Hawks posted the club's largest playoff victory since moving to Atlanta in 1968.


Minnesota's 98-90 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night was its franchise-record seventh straight at the Target Center. The seventh-seeded Timberwolves leads the best-of-5 series 2-1.


The Los Angeles Lakers were just 3-for-20 from 3-point range Tuesday night in a 99-94 loss at Portland.


``He did that? Shoot, I wanted to do that. I'll do it Thursday.'' _ Miami's Tim Hardaway on teammate Eric Murdock's throat-slashing gesture late in the Heat's 91-85 victory at New York on Tuesday night. The sign was the same one New York's Chris Childs made late in the Knicks' Game 2 victory.