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Pistons keep rolling, beat Magic

Joe Dumars had 22 points and led six Detroit scorers in double figures as the Pistons won their league-best 13th straight game Wednesday night, crushing the Orlando Magic 140-109. Detroit, which last lost Jan. 21 in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Lakers, eclipsed the 12 consecutive victories by the Philadelphia 76ers, a winning streak that the Pistons matched Monday night with a victory over the Miami Heat.

Reserve guard Morlon Wiley led all Orlando scorers with 20 points. Jerry Reynolds had 16 points and Terry Catledge 15 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight.

Mark Aguirre scored 21 points off the bench while reserve forward John Salley had a career-high eight blocked shots. James Edwards had 19 points, Isiah Thomas 18 points and 13 assists and Vinnie Johnson 17 points.

Dumars scored the 5,000th point of his career on a 15-foot jumper with 5:12 left in the third, giving Detroit an 87-63 lead. The game was halted briefly while Dumars was rewarded to a thunderous ovation by the sold-out home crowd of 21,454.

Detroit, which shot 55 percent from the floor, toyed with Orlando for only a few minutes before rolling over the expansion Magic.

The Pistons were up 70-53 at the half and led 98-76 after three periods. With all subs in the game, the Pistons led 118-88 with 6:56 left.

Sonics 92, Heat 85

MIAMI _ Nate McMillan hit a three-point shot with 1:25 to play, stopping a Miami rally and lifting Seattle to a 92-85 win over the Heat.

Trailing 75-62 after three quarters, Miami scored the first nine points of the fourth period to start a 12-3 spurt featuring five points each by Sherman Douglas and Glen Rice. The rally made it 77-74 with 8:20 left in the game.

The Heat cut the margin to two points twice thereafter, the final time when Kevin Edwards' layup made it 87-85 at the 2:50 mark.

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