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NBA: Jordan Becomes Third All-Time Leading Scorer - 2003-01-23


In National Basketball Association action Wednesday, basketball great Michael Jordan become the NBA's third all-time leading scorer.

The Washington Wizards star hit a fallaway jump shot in the second quarter of Washington's game against the New Orleans Hornets. That jumper gave Jordan 31,420 career points, one better than Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

Jordan finished with 18 points, but New Orleans won the game, 103-94.

In Boston, Ray Allen scored 34 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the host Celtics, 106-97.

Jermaine O'Neal had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and made the game winning three-point play with three seconds left as the Indiana Pacers posted 101-98 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Allen Iverson scored 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, as the Philadelphia 76-ers beat the Detroit Pistons, 92-83.

In New York, Allan Houston scored 37 points as the host Knicks made 10 three-point baskets in beating the Denver Nuggets, 97-88.

Brian Grant overcame a sprained thumb to score 16 points and lead the Miami Heat to a 92-85 win over the Phoenix Suns.

In Minnesota, Kevin Garnett had 20 points and Slovenia's Rasho Nesterovic added 18 as the host Timberwolves beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 96-91.

Tracy McGrady had 31 points and seven assists to lift the Orlando Magic to a 94-91 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Bonzi Wells hit a two-meter basket with one second left in the second overtime to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Spain's Pau Gasol had 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies posted their first victory over the San Antonio Spurs in six years, 98-93.

In Utah, Elton Brand had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the host Jazz, 96-89.

Antawn Jamison scored 30 points and Earl Boykins had five in the final 38 seconds of regulation as the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-110.

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