Larry Bird scored 26 points and Robert Parish 22, including eight in the fourth quarter, to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory last night over the Bulls in Chicago.
The win was the Celtics' ninth straight, equaling their longest streak of the season. Boston, which has won 13 of 14, handed Chicago its eighth loss in nine games.
Chicago played without Orlando Woolridge, the team's leading scorer, because of a sprained wrist. Boston was without Kevin McHale, who has a sore left heel. SuperSonics 89, Nets 82
In East Rutherford, N.J., Al Wood scored 25 points and Jack Sikma 24 as Seattle held New Jersey to its lowest point total this season.
Seattle took a 66-53 lead in the fourth quarter with a 14-4 run. Sikma made two jumpers and a layup during the stretch. The SuperSonics led by 80-67 as the Nets shot just 36 percent from the field in the last period. Spurs 112, Cavaliers 99
Mike Mitchell scored 26 points and Artis Gilmore 22, and San Antonio held visiting Cleveland to 15 points in the fourth period.
Cleveland was led by Edgar Jones with 18 points and John Bagley with 17, but neither scored in the final period. The Cavaliers played without Mel Turpin, who was home with his wife after she underwent surgery Tuesday. Nuggets 102, Knicks 97
Bill Hanzlik scored 14 of his career-high 27 points in the fourth quarter and Alex English had 39 points as Denver beat visiting New York. English and Hanzlik had 22 of Denver's 26 points in the fourth period. Rockets 111, Kings 109
In Sacramento, Calif., Akeem Olajuwon blocked center LaSalle Thompson's 18-foot jumper to assure Houston's fifth straight victory.
The Rockets led by 10 or more points most of the fourth quarter. Sacramento started closing the gap with four minutes to go and got within two as Eddie Johnson put in a rebound with 21 seconds to go. Lakers 118, Trail Blazers 94
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 25 points led Los Angeles' victory in Portland. The Lakers scored 14 straight points in the third quarter.
Portland went the first 3:37 of the second quarter without scoring and turned its 28-26 lead into a 35-28 deficit. The Lakers led at the half, 59-46. Bucks 120, Warriors 108
Sidney Moncrief and Paul Pressey each scored eight points in the fourth quarter in Oakland. Milwaukee's defense did the rest.
Milwaukee broke an 81-81 tie by scoring the last six points of the third quarter. Kenny Fields opened the last period with two straight baskets to increase the lead.