CHICAGO (Ticker) -- All-Star Shaquille O'Neal attempts to move
up in the record book and the Miami Heat try to extend their
winning streak to eight games Tuesday against the host Chicago
O'Neal, who has scored 23,139 career points, needs just 10
points to tie Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor for 18th on the NBA
all-time scoring list and 38 points to match Adrian Dantley for
the 17th spot.
The Heat posted their seventh straight victory Wednesday with a
113-95 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers. Damon Jones scored
a career-high 31 points and Dwyane Wade posted 28 points and a
career-high 12 assists.
Before posting 12 points and three blocks in the All-Star game,
O'Neal averaged 24 points per game and Wade 23 during Miami's
The Heat have won eight in a row against the Bulls overall and
nine straight home meetings, including a 108-97 triumph at
AmericanAirlines Arena on February 5. O'Neal paced Miami with
26 points in the win while rookie Ben Gordon scored 25 points
The Bulls extended their winning streak to three games with a
121-115 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Kirk
Hinrich scored 28 points, Eddy Curry added 25 and rookie Luol
Deng chipped in 20 as six Bulls scored in double figures.
Chicago shot a season-high 58 percent (44-of-76) from the floor
while producing a season-high point total.