Junior Bridgeman scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half Saturday night to help the Milwaukee Bucks stop Chicago's three-game winning streak with a 113-95 NBA victory.
The Bucks pulled ahead by 15 points in the third quarter on two baskets by rookie Kent Benson, back in action after begin sidelined by a punch from Los Angeles's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
New Orleans 104, Philadelphia 103
Gail Goodrich scored six of his 20 points in overtime, including a breakaway field goal with 2:04 left that gave New Orleans a 104-99 lead, and the visiting Jazz held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
Detroit 126, Denver 106
Guard Eric Money scored 21 of his 26 points in the opening half as the host Pistons breezed past Denver.
Buffalo 101, New Jersey 96
The host Braves were outscored, 39-30, in the final period but held on to down the New Jersey Nets. Billy Knight and Randy Smith led the Braves with 29 and 22 points, respectively.
Houston 110, Boston 98
The Rockets took an 11-0 lead and never trailed in downing the visiting Boston Celtics. Kevin Kunnert scored 12 of his 18 points in the opening quarter to spark Houston to a 29-19 advantage.
Atlanta 107, Cleveland 101
Forward John Drew tallied 23 points to lead the Hawks past host Cleveland. Campy Russell led the Cavaliers with 24 points.
Portland 130, San Antonio 115
Lionel Hollisn scored 36 points and led a fourth-quarter charge that gave the defending champions a hard-fought victory over visiting San Antonio.
Indiana 106, Kansas City 101
John Williamson scored 24 points and Mike Bantom 22, including 16 in the first quarter, to lead the Pacers past the visiting Kings.