Scoring a season-high 52 points, Michael Jordan triggered a 12-0 spurt in a 2:53 span in the final quarter as the Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-100, last night in Chicago.

It was only the Bulls' second victory in their last six games. Jordan's total was the highest in the NBA this season.

Brad Daugherty led Cleveland with 22 points.

76ers 106, Knicks 96: Charles Barkley scored 27 of his 40 points in the first half and added 11 in the final 4:08 as Philadelphia won in New York.

Barkley, who also had 17 rebounds, went 11 for 13 from inside three-point range.

Mark Jackson led the Knicks with 19 points and 12 assists.

Clippers 98, Rockets 92: Michael Cage grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds and Mike Woodson scored 28 points as Los Angeles rallied to win at home.

Los Angeles lost No. 1 draft pick Reggie Williams late in the first quarter with a possible corneal abrasion, after he was accidently poked in the right eye by Joe Barry Carroll in a scramble for a loose ball.

Lakers 113, Warriors 106: Ralph Sampson, in his Golden State debut, scored 24 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome Magic Johnson's 31 points as Los Angeles won in Oakland.

James Worthy and Byron Scott each had 20 points for Los Angeles.

SuperSonics 114, Kings 109: Tom Chambers matched his career high with 42 points and Xavier McDaniel had six of his 28 in a two-minute span down the stretch as Seattle handed Sacramento its eighth straight road loss.