Mickey Johnson scored 21 points in his first start of the season, and Mike Gminski and Albert King each added 20 last night in East Rutherford, N.J., as the New Jersey Nets ended a four-game losing streak with a 121-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Nets led by as many as 20 points before the Lakers tied the score at 88 on a jumper by Byron Scott with 10:32 remaining. New Jersey then scored seven points in a row for a 95-88 lead.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who tied Elvin Hayes' NBA record for games played at 1,303, led Los Angeles with 28 points. Rockets 111, Mavericks 104
Ralph Sampson, moving in at center to replace the injured Akeem Olajuwon, scored 38 points in 48 minutes for visiting Houston. Mark Aguirre led Dallas with 28. Knicks 117, SuperSonics 104
Louis Orr scored 26 points, Gerald Wilkins 23 and Ken Bannister 20 to lead New York over visiting Seattle, ending the Knicks' seven-game losing streak. Xavier McDaniel scored 20 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead Seattle. Hawks 106, Pacers 98
Dominique Wilkins scored 38 points, including two key free throws in the final minute, as Atlanta beat visiting Indiana. The Pacers' Herb Williams had 33 points and 14 rebounds. Bulls 108, Trail Blazers 96
Gene Banks scored 26 points and Charles Oakley and Sidney Green had 18 each in Chicago as the Bulls won two straight for the first time since Jan. 2 and Portland lost its eighth straight. Kiki Vandeweghe led Portland with 21 points. Kings 118, Suns 110
Eddie Johnson scored 20 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to lead Sacramento in Phoenix. Johnson scored 20 straight Sacramento points in the second half. Walter Davis led the Suns with 31 points. Warriors 125, Clippers 123
Terry Teagle scored 16 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as Golden State won in Los Angeles to end an 11-game road losing streak. Rory White led the Clippers with 26 points.