Mike Gminski scored a season-high 22 points and Buck Williams scored 19 to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 125-106 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
It was New Jersey's eighth victory in 11 games and its 15th straight at home over Cleveland.
The Cavaliers took their final lead at 79-78 when Edgar Jones made two free throws with 4:10 left in the third period. New Jersey closed out the period with an 18-7 run to take a 96-86 lead heading into the final period. Darwin Cook scored six points and had two assists to key the run.
Albert King and Darryl Dawkins each scored 18 points for the Nets. Cook had 15 points and 11 assists. Cleveland's World B. Free had 28 points. Hawks 111, Bulls 100
Dominique Wilkins scored a game-high 27 points and Kevin Willis had 20 to pace Atlanta in Chicago.
The victory was Atlanta's third in a row. Chicago had a three-game winning streak ended.
The Bulls scored the last six points of the half to trail, 61-56. Chicago's Quintin Dailey had 12 of his 18 points in the second quarter. The Bulls pulled to within 78-77 when Sidney Green hit one of two free throws with 58 seconds left in the third period. Mavericks 119, Jazz 106
In Dallas, Mark Aguirre scored 30 points and Rolando Blackman 24 to help beat Utah.
Aguirre, who scored 24 points in the first half, helped apply the pressure early as the Mavericks, who had not played in a week, steadily wore down a Jazz team that had lost to the Lakers in Los Angeles Friday night.
Jazz Coach Frank Layden was ejected after receiving two technical fouls for disputing a call with 3:35 left in the third period. Rockets 115, 76ers 100
Lewis Lloyd scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help end Philadelphia's eight-game winning streak and extend Houston's winning streak at home to 17 games.
Houston outscored Philadelphia by 17-9 in the first six minutes of the final quarter to gain a 100-90 lead. Ralph Sampson (19 points) scored six points during the streak.
The 76ers' top scoring tandem of Charles Barkley and Moses Malone did not score a basket in the final period.
Akeem Olajuwon finished with 19 points for the Rockets. Philadelphia was led by Barkley with 19 points. Bucks 119, Knicks 86
Terry Cummings scored 25 points and Sidney Moncrief 18 in Milwaukee's sixth consecutive victory and visiting New York's fourth straight loss.
The Bucks took control at the beginning of the fourth quarter, outscoring the Knicks by 10-2 for a 94-78 lead with 7:12 remaining. Moncrief's dunk with 4:35 left gave Milwaukee a 100-84 lead.Milwaukee scored 11 straight points near the end of the third quarter for an 84-74 lead.
Patrick Ewing led the Knicks with 21 points. Pacers 106, Clippers 77
Herb Williams scored 12 of his 16 first-half points in the opening quarter, helping Indiana take a lead it never relinquished against visiting Los Angeles.
Steve Stipanovich scored 18 of his season-high 25 points in the first half to lead Indiana. He finished with a game-high 15 rebounds. Williams finished with 19 points.
The Clippers, who shot 26 percent in the game's first 10 minutes, never drew closer than three again