Mike Woodson of the Sacramento Kings outscored the whole Boston Celtics team in the third period last night in Sacramento, Calif., and the Celtics' 13-game winning streak ended, 105-100.
In Oakland, the defending champion Lakers had an even worse night, as Joe Barry Carroll's 25 points helped the Golden State Warriors win, 137-113. The Warriors have the worst record in the NBA.
The Celtics shot so poorly in the third quarter that they fell behind by 19 points. They made four of 27 from the floor -- 14.8 percent -- and were outscored by 33-12. Woodson had 13 points in the period and finished with 27.
Larry Bird missed two foul shots with 31 seconds left that would have brought the Celtics within a point.
The Warriors, although only 16-37 this season, are 2-1 against the Lakers, who lead the Pacific Division with a 37-12 record. Golden State had lost 15 of its 18 games since beating the Lakers in late December.
The Lakers committed more than 20 turnovers, had several players in foul trouble and were charged with five technical fouls, two against Coach Pat Riley.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 20 points in 23 minutes for the Lakers. He drew his fourth personal foul in the first minute of the third quarter and played only eight minutes of the second half.
Riley drew the technicals in the last minute of the first half and was ejected. He had argued about a call that nullified a field goal.
SuperSonics 105, Jazz 92: In Seattle, Jack Sikma's 19 points and 19 rebounds helped the SuperSonics end a four-game losing streak at Utah's expense. He had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the first quarter. Nets 130, Pistons 122
Buck Williams and Otis Birdsong each scored 31 points to enable short-handed New Jersey to win in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nets played without Micheal Ray Richardson, Darryl Dawkins and Mickey Johnson.
Birdsong, despite flu, played because Richardson was suspended for missing practice Monday.
Mike Gminski was a big help with 27 points and 17 rebounds. He played 41 minutes because Dawkins has a pinched nerve. Johnson has flu. Rockets 113, Hawks 100
In Houston, Ralph Sampson scored 27 points and Akeem Olajuwon 25 for the winners. Atlanta often had trouble scoring at all, once going 5:20 without a point.
The Hawks got no more than 13 points from anyone, including Dominique Wilkins, who took a 28.3-point average into the game. Spud Webb and Cliff Levingston also had 13.
While the Hawks were going scoreless for 5:20, the Rockets scored 16 points to lead by halftime, 69-51. Mavericks 121, Spurs 107
In San Antonio, Rolando Blackman's 31 points included 12 in the fourth quarter that helped the Mavericks win the seventh of their last eight games.
He scored 10 straight points in the rally that stretched an eight-point lead to 109-96. Cavaliers 119, Pacers 97
In Richfield, Ohio, World B. Free scored 13 of his 27 points in a five-minute span of the second quarter as Cleveland took an 18-point halftime lead and easily beat Indiana. Clippers 120, Suns 112
In Los Angeles, rookie Benoit Benjamin and veteran Norm Nixon each scored 20 points in the victory over Phoenix. Benjamin had 15 rebounds.