Moses Malone scored a season-high 38 points -- including 18 in the third quarter -- last night in Philadelphia to lead six 76ers in double figures in a 153-133 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Charles Barkley scored 31 points, Maurice Cheeks 24, Bob McAdoo a season-high 20, Bobby Jones 17 and Sedale Threatt 12 as the 76ers handed Portland its seventh straight loss and 10th in 11 games.
The 76ers reached their highest point total of the season despite playing without the injured Julius Erving and guard Andrew Toney, who did not dress after complaining that his knee hurt.
Kiki Vandeweghe led Portland with 28 points. Lakers 90, Pacers 81
Magic Johnson scored 13 third-quarter points, including six in a decisive 16-2 spurt, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made three consecutive sky hooks in the final five minutes as Los Angeles won in Indianapolis.
Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson each finished with 21 points. Indiana's Herb Williams had a game-high 24. Bucks 124, Mavericks 107
Paul Pressey scored 26 points as visiting Milwaukee won its sixth straight.
Dallas, which got 26 points from Rolando Blackman, lost its third in 13 games. Pistons 118, SuperSonics 113
Isiah Thomas scored 23 points and Kelly Tripucka and Bill Laimbeer had 21 each in Pontiac, Mich., to help Detroit set a team record for consecutive home victories.
The victory was Detroit's 10th straight at home, breaking the record set in 1976. The Pistons have won five straight overall. Bulls 99, Nets 96
Michael Holton's 17-foot jumper from the top of the key with 45 seconds left broke a 96-96 tie as visiting Chicago ended a seven-game losing streak.
Holton led Chicago with 18 points in 24 minutes. Albert King and Mike Gminski had 28 each for the Nets. Jazz 109, Hawks 105
Adrian Dantley scored 10 of his 31 points in overtime as Utah won in Salt Lake City.
Atlanta -- with three players, including leading scorer Dominique Wilkins, out with injuries -- lost six players to fouls and eventually was charged with a technical foul when its available roster was reduced to four. The technical enabled the Hawks to put a fifth player back into the game. Celtics 115, Warriors 100
Larry Bird scored 13 points in the third quarter and finished with 36 to lead Boston over Golden State in Oakland, Calif.
Bird also had 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Robert Parish, who had to leave the court to have an eye cut repaired by stitches, had 22 points