Guards Sleepy Floyd of Houston and Jeff Hornacek of Phoenix were ejected in the third quarter of last night's game in Phoenix between the Suns and Rockets after starting a fight that spread into the stands. The Suns won the game, 117-106.
The incident took place with 2:20 left in the third quarter, after Hornacek scored on a layup following a Phoenix steal. Hornacek was bumped on the way down by Houston's Jim Petersen and appealed to the referees for a foul. However, Floyd began pushing Hornacek.
The two were separated, but Floyd went after Hornacek again as both benches emptied and the fight went into the first row of seats. Floyd eventually was subdued after he was tackled by Phoenix assistant coach Herb Brown.
Referees Earl Strom and Bernie Fryer ejected both Floyd and Hornacek, and Floyd went after Hornacek again as the two headed to the locker rooms. The benches again emptied, and Floyd had to be restrained by a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy as he shouted obscenities toward Hornacek.
76ers 104, Nets 95:
In Philadelphia, Cliff Robinson scored 29 points as the 76ers kept the Nets winless on the road this season.
The Nets are 0-13 away from home and have lost 22 straight on the road going back to last season.
Celtics 143, Pistons 105:
Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and Danny Ainge led a 43-point third period for Boston as the Celtics rolled over Detroit.
Boston surged after Adrian Dantley sank a hook shot for a 65-63 Detroit lead at the start of the second half. They went on to their 20th consecutive home-court victory over the Pistons.
Mavericks 110, Pacers 108:
In Dallas, Mark Aguirre scored 35 points and Roy Tarpley pulled down a club-record 23 rebounds as the Mavericks gave their coach, John MacLeod, his 600th career NBA victory.
Hawks 120, Spurs 110:
In San Antonio, Dominique Wilkins scored a season-high 48 points, including 18 for 18 from the free throw line, to lead Central Division-leading Atlanta to the victory.
Jazz 116, Trail Blazers 104:
Karl Malone scored 31 points, hitting 15 of 19 from the free throw line, as Utah won in Salt Lake City.