World B. Free scored 28 points and six teammates also scored in double figures last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers breezed, 135-117, over the New Jersey Nets in Richfield, Ohio.
Cleveland, winning its second straight after eight consecutive losses, led by 11 points after one quarter, 19 at halftime and 26 entering the fourth quarter.
Micheal Ray Richardson, returning from a one-game suspension for absenteeism, scored nine points as a Nets substitute. Celtics 107, SuperSonics 98
In Seattle, Larry Bird got his third "triple-double" of the season with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists to lead Boston. Spurs 119, Rockets 115
In San Antonio, Artis Gilmore scored 25 points, 10 in the final quarter. Alvin Robertson added 23 points and Wes Matthews 19.
Akeem Olajuwon, benched in foul trouble in the third quarter, led the Rockets with 36 points. Bucks 113, Jazz 106
In Milwaukee, Paul Pressey made 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Ricky Pierce scored four points in the final minute to subdue Utah. The Bucks' injured Sidney Moncrief missed his second straight game. 76ers 95, Knicks 92
Charles Barkley had 29 points and 17 rebounds on Philadelphia's visit to New York, where the Knicks scored only 34 second-half points and dissipated a 62-53 lead. Clippers 118, Trail Blazers 113
In Los Angeles, Marques Johnson scored 24 points and reserve Rory White added 12 of his 20 points in the final quarter, lifting Los Angeles past Portland. Hawks 123, Kings 114
In Sacramento, Calif., Dominique Wilkins' 43 points and Glenn Rivers' layup with 1:38 left defused a Sacramento comeback as Atlanta won.