Mike Gminski scored 25 points, Buck Williams had 20 and they led a third-quarter rally that enabled the New Jersey Nets to beat the New York Knicks, 107-93, last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Knicks have lost 27 of their last 31 games.
Gminski and Williams totaled 16 points in the last 9:41 of the third quarter, the Nets outscoring the Knicks by 30-12 to turn a deficit into an 81-64 lead.
*Pistons 115, Pacers 106: Bill Laimbeer had 28 points and 22 rebounds in the victory in Indianapolis.
Detroit took a 77-58 lead midway through the third quarter on Earl Cureton's jump shot. The Pacers cut the lead to 98-96 with 5:33 to play on Herb Williams' hook shot.
*Bulls 102, Hawks 97: In Chicago, Michael Jordan got the playing time he wanted and scored 30 points. He played 31 minutes after complaining to owner Jerry Reinsdorf of the Bulls about inactivity.
The Hawks, who led at halftime, 51-44, pulled away to a 65-50 advantage in the third quarter, but Orlando Woolridge's two foul shots tied the score at 91. Charles Oakley's two foul shots and Dave Corzine's dunk put Chicago up by four with 2:28 left.
SuperSonics 111, Mavericks 109: Tom Chambers scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and teammate Al Wood blocked Rolando Blackman's shot with one second to play to save the victory in Dallas.
*Warriors 107, Clippers 106: Larry Smith made two foul shots with 14 seconds left to lift Golden State to victory in Los Angeles. Greg Ballard had a team-high 21 points for the Warriors.
The Warriors, who led by 13 points in the fourth quarter, fell behind by 106-105 with 32 seconds left when Norm Nixon made two foul shots. Smith followed Joe Barry Carroll's miss and was fouled by Marques Johnson. After As the buzzer sounded, Nixon's 13-foot shot rolled in and out. He had 16 of his 28 points in the last period.
*Kings 119, Suns 100: The Kings made the playoffs, thanks to Reggie Theus' 21 points and 18 assists in Sacramento, Calif., and Golden State's victory in Los Angeles.
Otis Thorpe's 10 straight points were good for a 50-38 lead with 3:03 left in the second quarter but the Suns got within two at halftime.
*Jazz 114, Trail Blazers 103: Utah's Adrian Dantley scored 12 of his 33 points in the last 7:12 in Salt Lake City.
The Jazz trailed by 12 in the third quarter and by five halfway through the fourth. But from there, they outscored Portland by 24-8.