Joe Dumars scored six of his 20 points during a crucial third-quarter run and the Detroit Pistons went on to defeat the Boston Celtics, 125-108, before an NBA-record 61,983 fans last night in Pontiac, Mich.
The previous record crowd was the 52,745 who saw the Pistons host Philadelphia in Julius Erving's last game against Detroit, Feb. 14, 1987.
76ers 94, Pacers 89:
Mike Gminski, in his best game since joining Philadelphia earlier this month, had 30 points and 17 rebounds and the 76ers, playing without Charles Barkley, Cliff Robinson and Ben Coleman, ended a five-game losing streak by defeating Indiana in Philadelphia.
Bulls 120, Nets 93:
Michael Jordan padded his league leads with 32 points and a team-record 10 steals and Chicago kept New Jersey winless on the road. The Nets, 0-18 this season away from home, have lost 26 straight on the road since last season.
Jordan, who is averaging 33.5 points and 3.48 steals per game, did not play in the fourth quarter. The Bulls' previous single-game steals mark of eight was held by Jordan and Norm Van Lier. Jordan's six third-quarter steals broke his club record of five.
Mavericks 117, SuperSonics 109:
In Dallas, Mark Aguirre scored 29 points, eight during a decisive 12-2 fourth-quarter run, leading the Mavericks to their seventh straight victory.
Seattle's Dale Ellis scored 35 points, the most this season by a Mavericks' opponent.
Lakers 117, Hawks 107:
James Worthy scored six of his 29 points in the game's final two minutes and Los Angeles defeated Atlanta in Inglewood, Calif.
Trail Blazers 128, Suns 119:
Kevin Duckworth scored a career-high 26 points, Clyde Drexler scored 25 points and Portland came back to defeat visiting Phoenix. The Suns have lost seven straight games.
The Trail Blazers trailed by as many as 15 points in the third quarter before rallying behind Drexler, who had 18 points in the second half.
Bucks 97, Clippers 88:
In Los Angeles, Paul Pressey scored 20 points and Milwaukee took control by outscoring the Clippers, 13-4, at the start of the second half.
Clippers center Benoit Benjamin set a franchise record with 10 blocks. The previous record of nine was set by Bob McAdoo and Garfield Heard when the team was in Buffalo.
Bucks guard Sidney Moncrief pulled a groin muscle in the first period and left the game.
Warriors 102, Jazz 100:
Golden State's Terry Teagle scored 11 points during a 26-5 run in the third and fourth quarters that carried the Warriors to victory in Oakland.
Chris Mullin returned to action for the Warriors after a 51-day absence and had 10 points and four steals as a reserve. He spent 31 days in an alcohol rehabilitation program before being released on Jan. 11.