The Associated Press
Jan. 12, 1998
Cleveland at Utah (9 p.m. EST). Utah, 14-3 at home, has a a six-game winning streak. The Cavaliers beat the Jazz 106-101 at Cleveland on Dec. 21.
_ Alonzo Mourning, Heat, had 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in Miami's 96-90 victory over Vancouver.
_ Grant Hill, Pistons, had 33 points and 10 rebounds in Detroit's 113-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
_ Anthony Mason, Hornets, scored 22 points _ including seven in the fourth quarter _ in Charlotte's 98-93 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Washington's Rod Strickland had a career-high 37 points and added eight rebounds and 10 assists in the Wizards' 107-102 overtime loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
New York beat Seattle 92-91 on Sunday night to snap the SuperSonics' eight-game winning streak. Seattle also had won eight in a row on the road.
Vancouver is winless in its last 10 games. ... Miami has at least one 3-pointer in 327th consecutive games, tops in the NBA.
``It was exactly the shot we wanted, we ran the exact play we wanted, the shot just didn't go down. It's no big deal. They (the Knicks) will be lucky to make the playoffs. We have a legitimate shot to win it all.'' _ Seattle's Dale Ellis, who missed a 10-footer at the buzzer in the SuperSonics' 92-91 loss at New York on Sunday night.