EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., JAN. 16 -- The New Jersey Nets traded center Mike Gminski and forward Ben Coleman to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in exchange for center Tim McCormick, forward Roy Hinson and a draft choice.
The Nets will get a 1989 second-round pick that Philadelphia acquired from Chicago in a prior trade.
New Jersey also agreed to waive its right to a conditional 1990 second-round pick from Philadelphia, which was part of the deal that sent Albert King from the Nets to the 76ers earlier this season.
The four-player trade has been in the works for the past month and the clubs were close to announcing it Wednesday night when the Nets went to Philadelphia to play the 76ers.
However, the Nets did not want a two-for-two swap and Thursday Nets General Manager Harry Weltman said his talks with the 76ers were at an impasse.
The 6-foot-11 Gminski is an eight-year veteran who has spent his entire career with the Nets. The 28-year-old Duke product was averaging 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds prior to New Jersey's loss to Boston.
Coleman, 27, who attended Maryland, played two seasons in Italy before coming to the Nets last year. The 6-foot-9 center-forward averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in limited action in 1986-87.
Hinson, who played collegiately at Rutgers, was a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1983, the 20th pick overall. The 6-9 forward was acquired last season by the 76ers and averaged 13.9 points per game.
McCormick, 7-0 and 240 pounds, was a first-round pick for Cleveland in 1984 and was traded to Seattle before the season started. The 76ers acquired him in September 1986 from Seattle and last year he averaged 12.8 points per game.
Hawks 101, Mavericks 98:
Dominique Wilkins scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to rally visiting Atlanta to a victory over Dallas in a meeting between NBA division leaders.
Celtics 103, Nets 96:
Kevin McHale scored 29 points and Robert Parish had a season-high 25 points and 15 rebounds as Boston defeated New Jersey for their fourth straight victory.
Knicks 110, 76ers 96:
Johnny Newman scored 21 points and Patrick Ewing grabbed 15 of his career-high 21 rebounds in the first half as New York defeated Philadelphia.
Charles Barkley had 32 points and Maurice Cheeks 21 for the 76ers, who had won six of their previous seven games. New York, which had lost five of six, took the lead for good in the first quarter.
Trail Blazers 121, Spurs 120:
Terry Porter hit an 18-foot jumper from the corner with three seconds to go, giving Portland a victory over host San Antonio.
Lakers 107, Suns 96:
James Worthy scored 13 of his 25 points in the first quarter to pace Los Angeles to a win over host Phoenix.
Nuggets 115, Warriors 94:
Alex English scored 25 points and Denver built a 31-point lead in the second quarter en route to a victory over Golden State.
Golden State, winless on the road in 16 games this season, shot 24.6 percent in the first half. The Warriors sank only 5 baskets in the first quarter and, midway through the second, had made just 7 of their first 41 shots.
Rockets 133, Pacers 102:
Akeem Olajuwon scored 25 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the host Houston Rockets over the Indiana Pacers.
Bulls 115, Pistons 99:
Michael Jordan totaled 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, leading Chicago to a victory over Detroit in a game marked by a benches-clearing scuffle that led to the ejection of two players.
The Bulls led, 57-52, with 9:01 left in the third quarter when Jordan picked up an offensive rebound and faked Detroit's Rick Mahorn off his feet. Mahorn hooked Jordan around the neck and sent him to the ground, after which Jordan and teammate Charles Oakley went after Mahorn with both benches clearing onto the floor.
In the ensuing brawl, Mahorn pushed Bulls Coach Doug Collins onto the scorer's table before officials restored order. Mahorn and Oakley were ejected.
SuperSonics 114, Clippers 112:
Dale Ellis scored 10 of his game-high 41 points in overtime and Tom Chambers tapped in Ellis' miss with three seconds to go, giving Seattle a win over host Los Angeles.