Dominique Wilkins of the Hawks won the National Basketball Association scoring title last night in Atlanta by scoring 34 points in his team's 108-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
It was the regular-season finale for both teams.
He averaged 30.33 points this season, beating Adrian Dantley of Utah, who averaged 29.83 points, and Alex English, who averaged 29.80.
Neither English nor Dantley played last night when their teams met in Denver. Dantley had back spasms and was sent back to Salt Lake City before the game. English, who has tendinitis in his left ankle, was in street clothes on the Nuggets' bench during the game. He has missed only three games in his 10-year career.
Neither English nor Dantley had much chance to catch Wilkins, anyway. Dantley would have had to score 71 points and English 73.
*Suns 110, Rockets 92: Houston's Akeem Olajuwon scored a game-high 23 points in Houston, but reserves played much of the time, and did well. Cedric Toney scored 22 points, Bernard Thompson 18 and Mike Sanders 20 for Phoenix.
*Jazz 117, Nuggets 99: In Denver, Rickey Green scored a season-high 27 points in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The Jazz finished 42-40, only the second time in 12 seasons it has finished above .500, and will meet Dallas in the opening round of the playoffs.
Denver, 47-35, lost only its seventh game at home this season and will open against Portland in the playoffs. Green had 19 points in the first half, making all nine of his field goal attempts.
*Bucks 116, Knicks 78: In Milwaukee, Craig Hodges made four three-point shots in scoring 20 points that not too mercifully ended New York's season.
Only eight Knicks made the trip to Milwaukee. Seven others were out with injuries and Ken Bannister didn't make the trip for an undisclosed personal reason.
It was the Bucks' 14th consecutive victory over the Knicks since December 1983. The Bucks never trailed, taking a 34-14 first quarter lead on Sidney Moncrief's 11 points. The Knicks, playing the second quarter against Milwaukee's bench, narrowed the margin to 52-40 at halftime.
Milwaukee's regular starting five returned to start the third quarter and quickly built a 61-42 lead on a three-point play by Terry Cummings with 9:15 left in the period.
The Knicks finished 23-59, equaling the franchise record for most defeats in a season. The 1962-63 Knicks lost 59 games in an 80-game season.
*Clippers 115, Mavericks 108: Marques Johnson scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter in Los Angeles, helping the Clippers win the sixth of their last eight games. Playoff-bound Dallas has lost four of its last five. Each team will end its regular season tonight.
Reserve Jay Vincent led Dallas with 20 points.
Kurt Nimphius and Rory White each had 13 points for the Clippers, who managed a 22-19 home record in 1985-86.
*SuperSonics 121, Warriors 101: Xavier McDaniel had 36 points and 18 rebounds in Seattle, helping the SuperSonics finish a game ahead of Golden State, which was last in the Pacific Division. Seattle won the season series, 4-2.
*Lakers 105, Kings 92: In Sacramento, Calif., Byron Scott scored 22 points to lead Los Angeles' 19th straight victory over the Kings. The Lakers played without center Kareen Abdul Jabbar and forward Kurt Rambis. Abdul Jabbar has a respiratory infection and Rambis a bruised knee.
LaSalle Thompson scored a season-high 25 points for the Kings.