Detroit's Isiah Thomas scored eight of his 34 points in overtime to help the Pistons defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 134-133, last night before a National Basketball Association record crowd of 44,180 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.
The record attendance passed the old mark of 43,816 set at the Silverdome when Detroit played Philadelphia Feb. 16, 1985.
Thomas hit a pair of free throws with 52 seconds remaining in overtime to give Detroit a 134-131 lead. Andrew Toney hit a field goal for the 76ers and Philadelphia missed a chance to take the lead when Moses Malone, who scored 36 points, missed two free throws with nine seconds left.
Detroit's Earl Cureton also missed a pair of free throws. After a timeout, the 76ers' Julius Erving drove to the basket, but was called for an offensive foul against Thomas as the game ended. Jazz 104, Knicks 97
In New York, Adrian Dantley scored eight of his 24 points during a 13-4 rally down the stretch that lifted Utah over New York.
The Knicks led, 93-91, with 5:08 left, but they went the next four minutes without scoring while Utah put together its game-winning streak.
The loss was the fifth straight for the Knicks, who played their third consecutive game without rookie all-star Patrick Ewing. He has been nursing a strained knee. Pacers 105, Cavaliers 99
Herb Williams had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Indiana over Cleveland in Indianapolis.
Indiana led, 57-43, at halftime, but Cleveland rallied within 100-97 with 41 seconds left. Clint Richardson hit a free throw for Indiana, and Williams slammed in a dunk with 15 seconds left to seal the game.
Wayman Tisdale had 17 points for Indiana, which also got 15 points and 13 rebounds from Steve Stipanovich. Roy Hinson scored a game-high 33 points for Cleveland and World B. Free had 17. Nuggets 113, Warriors 100
Calvin Natt, returning to the starting lineup for the first time in more than three weeks, scored 27 points as Denver beat Golden State in Denver.
Natt had eight of the Nuggets' points in a 14-5 Denver run that opened a 105-93 lead with 2:51 to play. Bucks 112, Nets 94
Ricky Pierce and Paul Pressey scored 18 points apiece to help Milwaukee beat visiting New Jersey for its fourth consecutive NBA victory. The Bucks took an 89-79 lead on Pierce's two free throws. Clippers 108, Rockets 101
Marques Johnson scored 24 points and Junior Bridgeman scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead Los Angeles over visiting Houston.
The Rockets lost Akeem Olajuwon to a knee injury in the second quarter after he fell over teammate Robert Reid. Clippers physician Eugene Osher, who examined Olajuwon at halftime, said he suspected the 7-foot center had ligament damage.
Rookie Benoit Benjamin equaled his season-high with 20 points and Cedric Maxwell had 17 for the Clippers, who have won three games in a row and eight of their last 12.
Ralph Sampson scored 28 points to lead the Rockets.