Larry Bird scored 24 points and Robert Parish added 20 last night to lift the Boston Celtics to their 12th straight victory, a 112-93 decision over the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Parish and Bill Walton combined for 21 points in the third quarter as Boston broke the game open by outscoring Milwaukee, 37-24.

In the first six minutes of the second half, Boston went on a 20-7 run to open a 66-50 lead. The lead peaked at 74-55 before the Bucks closed to 83-67 at the end of the quarter.

Boston's Kevin McHale, who has a sore Achilles' tendon, scored 13 points in the first half before leaving the game.

Terry Cummings led Milwaukee with 24 points. Pacers 117, Nets 101

Herb Williams scored 25 points and Steve Stipanovich 22 to lead Indiana over visiting New Jersey.

The Pacers rallied from a 12-4 deficit and led by as much as 24, at 74-50, with 8:31 to go in the third period. The Nets came no closer than 15 after that. Spurs 124, SuperSonics 119

In San Antonio, Artis Gilmore had a game-high 30 points, including five in overtime, to help beat Seattle.

The Spurs had a chance to win in regulation, but a jumper by Mike Mitchell was off the mark after Seattle's Ricky Sobers tied it at 111 on a layup with 17 seconds left.

Gerald Henderson had 26 points for Seattle. Hawks 105, Cavaliers 104

Randy Wittman tipped in a missed shot with one second to play to give Atlanta a victory over Cleveland in Richfield, Ohio.

The Hawks trailed the entire second half until Wittman's tip-in, which sent Cleveland to its seventh straight loss.

Atlanta's Dominique Wilkins led all scorers with 36 points. World B. Free had 28 for Cleveland. Pistons 117, Bulls 115

Kelly Tripucka scored 28 points as Detroit won in Chicago.

Chicago guard Quintin Dailey -- repeatedly in trouble over alleged drug use -- failed to show up for the game. A team spokesman said an unidentified woman called the Bulls' trainer at 4:15 p.m., saying Dailey was stranded somewhere on the toll road with a flat tire.

The Bulls, who have lost 10 of 12 games, took a 112-111 lead with 2:40 left on Kyle Macy's jumper. But Tripucka made a layup to put the Pistons ahead to stay, 113-112. Isiah Thomas then hit two free throws for a three-point lead.

Chicago's Sidney Green scored 29. Suns 127, Warriors 118

James Edwards scored 28 points and Larry Nance had 17 of his 24 in the second half as Phoenix held on to defeat visiting Golden State.

With Phoenix ahead, 109-100, with seven minutes left, Nance scored six points in the next 3:08, and his three-point play resulted in a 121-108 lead with 3:10 left. Nuggets 119, Trail Blazers 118

In Denver, Bill Hanzlik sank two free throws with one second remaining to edge Portland.

Hanzlik rebounded Wayne Cooper's miss and was fouled as he put up a follow. The veteran forward, who finished with 19 points, then put in the two free throws. Lakers 110, Mavericks 102

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mike McGee scored 21 points each and Los Angeles came back from an 18-point second-quarter deficit to defeat Dallas in Inglewood, Calif.

Magic Johnson, playing for the first time since a sore right knee took him out of the lineup six games ago, had 14 points for the Lakers.

Rolando Blackman and Sam Perkins scored 18 each for Dallas.