SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Karl Malone scored 18 points Wednesday night, the last of which gave him 34,000 for his career, as the Utah Jazz dispatched the Chicago Bulls for the ninth straight time, 90-78.
The perennial All-Star forward is the second-leading scorer in NBA history. He is 4,387 points -- roughly 2 1/2 seasons at his current pace -- behind all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
It was not a stellar game for Malone, who made just five of 14 shots and committed seven turnovers. But it was enough for the Jazz, who had lost five of seven and certainly viewed a visit from the Bulls as a welcome sight.
John Stockton had 16 points and 10 assists for the Jazz, who have not lost a regular-season game to the Bulls since Jan. 6, 1997. Chicago did beat Utah in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals.
Eddie Robinson scored 18 points for the Bulls, who fell to 1-21 on the road.