When it comes to passing milestones, Michael Jordan would rather be in Philadelphia.
Jordan, who earlier in his career scored his 5,000th and 10,000th career points at the Spectrum, passed the 15,000 mark Wednesday night and finished with 40 points in the Chicago Bulls' 107-99 victory over the 76ers.Jordan reached 15,000 points - he's the 54th player to do so - in 460 games, faster than anyone else except Wilt Chamberlain, who scored his 15,000th in his 358th game.
In addition to his other Philadelphia milestones, Jordan also became the Bulls' all-time scoring leader during a 120-109 loss in Philadelphia last Jan. 26.
Charles Barkley had 29 points and Armon Gilliam 23 for the 76ers, who have lost six of seven games and fell 81/2 games behind first-place Boston in the Atlantic Division.
The Bulls, winning for the ninth time in 11 games, ended a four-game losing streak at the Spectrum, where they last won in March 1988.
Celtics 110, Bucks 102
Boston improved its home record to 18-1 with its 17th consecutive victory at Boston Garden despite losing all but two points of a 28-point lead against Milwaukee.
Mavericks 109, Trail Blazers 99
Dallas snapped a nine-game losing streak against Portland and handed the Trail Blazers their first loss of the year against a Midwest Division foe after 11 straight victories.
Suns 113, Cavaliers 105
Phoenix handed Cleveland its ninth straight loss, outscoring the Cavaliers 23-11 in the final 91/2 minutes.
Timberwolves 111, Magic 103
Minnesota snapped an eight-game road losing streak behind Pooh Richardson's 30 points and 14 assists and a 20-6 fourth-quarter run against Orlando.