Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 13 of his 29 points in a pivotal third quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 128-116, last night in Richfield, Ohio.
Los Angeles (23-3) won its fourth straight and got even for a 129-111 home-opener loss Nov. 5 in the Forum, where the Lakers had not been beaten in 17 previous regular-season games or in 11 since. Pacers 114, Bucks 102:
Steve Stipanovich scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter at Indianapolis, where Indiana held Milwaukee scoreless for 4 1/2 minutes late in the game.
The Pacers trailed, 87-80, after three periods. Spurs 119, Clippers 104:
Alvin Robertson scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the first half to lead San Antonio in Los Angeles. 76ers 112, Jazz 105:
In Philadelphia, Moses Malone scored a season-high 37 points, including a season's league high 19 of 22 free throws, to subdue Utah.
Adrian Dantley scored 18 points for Utah in the first half, two after intermission. Nets 122, Rockets 112:
Buck Williams scored 11 of his 26 points in the third quarter as New Jersey extended a four-point halftime lead to 15 en route to a home victory over Houston. Williams had 20 rebounds.