Monday's National Basketball Association Capsules

Dec 31, 2007 - 10:30 PM By PA SportsTicker

ORLANDO 112, CHICAGO 110 OT ---------------------------

CHICAGO (Ticker) - Hedo Turkoglu and the Orlando Magic made sure the Chicago Bulls are no longer unbeaten under coach Jim Boylan.

Turkoglu hit a game-winning jumper with less than two seconds left in overtime as the Magic overcame a huge game from Ben Gordon to defeat the Bulls, 110-107, on Monday for their fourth straight victory.

Boylan replaced Scott Skiles, who was fired on Christmas Eve. Assistant Pete Myers filled in for one game on December 26 vs. San Antonio before Boylan took over and won his first two games at the helm.

Gordon, who scored a season-high 39 points, had knotted the score with a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in overtime. But after a timeout, Turkoglu hit a 13-foot jumper from the left side to win the game for Orlando.

It was the third straight game that Gordon had led the Bulls in scoring. He shot 16-of-27 from off the bench.

Turkoglu finished with 17 points for the Magic, who got another big game from Dwight Howard. The center finished with 17 points, 22 rebounds and five blocks.

CHARLOTTE 107, INDIANA 103 (OT) -------------------------------

By Derek Smith PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) - Gerald Wallace scored 10 of his 36 points in overtime to lead Charlotte to a 107-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday afternoon.

The 36 points are a season high for Wallace while the win snapped a four-game losing streak for Charlotte and sent the Pacers to their fourth straight loss.

Emeka Okafor's dunk with 4:16 on the clock in overtime put Charlotte ahead for the first time since the 5:00 mark of the second quarter.

Marquis Daniels tied the game 96-96, but a Wallace 3-pointer gave Charlotte the lead for good at 99-96. The Pacers pulled within one on a pair of Danny Granger free throws.

Wallace made his second three of overtime to push the lead to 102-98. After a Jermaine O'Neal jumper, Jason Richardson split a pair of free throws to extend the Charlotte lead to three, 103-100. Wallace then closed out the overtime scoring with four straight free throws.






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