Danny Ainge scored five of his 17 points in the final 1:37, including the winning basket, as the Boston Celtics held on to defeat the Utah Jazz, 110-108, last night in Salt Lake City.
Ainge's game-winning basket came with 44 seconds remaining. Moments earlier, he hit a three-point goal to put the Celtics ahead by 108-106 and erase Utah's only lead of the game.
Bird and Kevin McHale led Boston with 24 points each, but the game's top scorer was Utah's Adrian Dantley, who finished with 39.
*Hawks 100, Knicks 80: Dominique Wilkins scored 36 points and had 17 rebounds and Jon Koncak added a career-high 20 rebounds as Atlanta ended a seven-game road losing streak with the victory in New York.
The Hawks last won a game on the road Nov. 9 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Knicks, who entered the game with a four-game winning streak, were without rookie center Patrick Ewing, who missed his second straight game with a jammed right knee.
*Bucks 114, Cavaliers 112: Ricky Pierce tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer to give Milwaukee an overtime victory in Cleveland.
After Kenny Fields grabbed a rebound, the Bucks worked the clock down to four seconds before Sidney Moncrief missed an 18-foot shot. Alton Lister then missed a difficult tip-in attempt before Pierce followed with the game-winner.
*Rockets 118, Trail Blazers 108: John Lucas made two key steals and Akeem Olajuwon scored 11 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as Houston came from behind to defeat visiting Portland.
Lewis Lloyd added 24 points and Ralph Sampson 20 more for the Rockets. Kiki Vandeweghe scored 24 for Portland.
*Bulls 108, Pacers 104: Quintin Dailey came off the bench to score 13 fourth-quarter points as Chicago defeated visiting Indiana. Sid Green scored 10 points in the final quarter for Chicago.
*Spurs 116, Nuggets 112: In San Antonio, center Artis Gilmore collected season highs of 33 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots to defeat Denver.
Forward Mike Mitchell added 20 points for San Antonio.
*76ers 100, Suns 98: Julius Erving scored eight of his 25 points in the fourth period -- including two crucial free throws with 17 seconds remaining -- as Philadelphia won in Phoenix. It was the 76ers' sixth straight win.
*Lakers 133, Kings 111: James Worthy was a perfect 14 for 14 from the floor and finished with 31 points to pace Los Angeles in Sacramento. The 6-foot-9 forward earned a spot in the NBA record books with the fourth best shooting performance ever in a game.
*Clippers 111, SuperSonics 106: Junior Bridgeman had a team-high 20 points as Los Angeles held off a late rally in Seattle. Sonics forward Tom Chambers, the team's leading scorer, suffered a second-degree fracture of the right fibula and a torn ligament. He is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.