Larry Bird scored 15 of his 26 points in a 29-8 rally that began with 7:29 left in the second quarter, continued into the third and enabled the Celtics to extend their winning streak to seven games with a 108-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls last night in Boston.
Chicago went ahead, 43-41, on Kyle Macy's jumper, but the Bulls, who lost to Boston for the second consecutive night, got only one more field goal before halftime.
Orlando Woolridge of the Bulls inexplicably missed his second straight game and was fined $3,658. He "will be in uniform Friday," when the Bulls play Atlanta, a team spokesman said. Hawks 122, 76ers 114
Dominique Wilkins' 37 points included eight in overtime to lead Atlanta over Philadelphia.
His tap-in tied it at 110 in overtime, and he made a foul shot for a 111-110 lead after Philadelphia's Charles Barkley was called for a technical. Bucks 119, Nets 106
In East Rutherford, N.J., Ricky Pierce, starting in place of injured all-star Sidney Moncrief, scored a career-high 32 points as Milwaukee won its 12th game in 13.
Pierce and Terry Cummings, who scored 24 points, had six points each during a 16-2 second-half run that turned a five-point deficit into an 88-79 lead. Cavaliers 115, Suns 100
World B. Free had 23 points and Roy Hinson 22 to lead Cleveland's victory in Phoenix.
Leading by 97-96 with five minutes left in the game, the Cavaliers scored 18 of the last 22 points. The Cavaliers had lost 10 straight in Phoenix. Pacers 120, SuperSonics 112
In Seattle, Indiana's Clint Richardson scored 12 points in the fourth period and Ron Anderson nine.
Indiana outshot Seattle, 71 percent to 33 in the last period. Lakers 130, Jazz 84
In Inglewood, Calif., reserve Mike McGee scored 20 points to lead six Los Angeles scorers in double figures.
The Lakers made 15 of 18 shots from the field in the second quarter to lead Utah by 65-41.
Larry Spriggs and Byron Scott each had 18 points for the Lakers; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 17 and Magic Johnson had 16 points and eight assists.