Brad Daugherty led an inside-scoring barrage with 28 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 122-107 Friday night.
Daugherty, back after missing one game and part of another because of a stomach virus, scored 24 points in the first three quarters and finished with 10 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to their sixth victory in seven games.The Warriors, who were outrebounded 52-40, trailed 102-91 on Chris Mullin's jumper with 9:52 remaining, but Cleveland went on an 8-0 run to put the game out of reach.
Sarunas Marciulionis scored 20 second-half points and led Golden State with 24 points. Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway had 22 points each.
Larry Nance had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and John Williams scored 23 points for Cleveland, who made 41 free throws to 22 for Golden State.
Clippers 114, Suns 101
At Phoenix, Danny Manning scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the Phoenix Suns their second loss in 29 home games.
The Suns, who shot just 40 percent from the field, fell behind early, then rallied in the third quarter, but couldn't overcome the Clippers' 55 percent shooting.
Kevin Johnson scored 26 points and Jeff Hornacek 25 for the Suns, who had an eight-game home winning streak snapped.
Ron Harper had 23 points for Los Angeles.
Nets 99, Bullets 96
At East Rutherford, N.J., Drazen Petrovic and Derrick Coleman scored 29 points apiece and the New Jersey Nets scored 12 consecutive points on 3-point shots in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Bullets.
Pervis Ellison scored 20 points while Michael Adams and Ladell Eackles each added 16 for the Bullets, who lost their fourth straight game.
Blaylock scored 16 points for the Nets, who hit the 30-victory mark (30-36) for the first time since 1985-86.
Hawks 112, Hornets 110
At Charlotte, N.C., Paul Graham scored 23 points and Atlanta used a 10-0 spurt in the second half to snap Charlotte's nine-game home winning streak.
Kevin Willis had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Hawks, who won for just the third time in 11 games.
Atlanta led 110-105 when rookie Larry Johnson, who had 28 points and 19 rebounds, hit a 3-pointer to close the Hornets to 110-108 with 1:36 left.
Graham answered with a layup 20 seconds later, but Charlotte's J.R. Reid came right bank with a dunk that turned out to be the game's final points.
Kings 125, Mavericks 96
At Dallas, Sacramento snapped a 10-game losing streak and extended Dallas' to 12 as Wayman Tisdale scored 10 of his 17 points on 5-for-5 shooting in the first quarter of the Kings' rout.
The Kings posted their largest margin of victory on the road since a 123-92 blowout of the New York Nets on Jan. 20, 1977. The 10-game losing streak had matched the team's longest in the history of the Sacramento era of the franchise.
Pacers 102, Bucks 97 OT
At Indianapolis, Micheal Williams scored six of his 22 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers defeated Milwaukee, tying a club record with their ninth consecutive home victory.
It was a club-record 16th consecutive road loss for the Bucks, who overcame a 17-point second quarter deficit to take the lead, only to have Indiana tie it 90-90 on Detlef Schrempf's free throw with 18.7 seconds left in regulation.
The Bucks then held for one shot only to have Moses Malone, who had 21 points, miss a turnaround jumper just before the buzzer.
Celtics 104, Pistons 99 OT
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Larry Bird scored 21 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, leading the Boston Celtics to victory over the Detroit Pistons.
The Celtics led 89-79 with three minutes left in regulation, but the Pistons rallied, and Boston needed a last-second basket just to force the extra period.
It was still tied with 2:40 left when Bird's 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 98-95 edge. Kevin McHale and Reggie Lewis, who led the Celtics with 29 points, added two free throws each for a seven-point lead with 1:30 remaining.
Detroit got two quick baskets, but this comeback fell short.
Lakers 131, Timberwolves 121
At Inglewood, Calif., Terry Teagle had 15 of his season-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and Vlade Divac scored a season-high 24 points Friday night as the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers outlasted Minnesota 131-121 the Timberwolves' 11th straight defeat.
Minnesota's 29th loss in 33 games and 10th straight on the road tied a club record by the third-year expansion team, which dropped 11 games in a row from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2 and own the NBA's worst record at 11-55. Gerald Glass led the Timberwolves with 21 points and Luc Longley and Thurl Bailey scored 20 apiece.
Byron Scott had 17 points and a career-high 12 assists for the Lakers, who learned earlier Friday that James Worthy would miss the rest of the season after arthroscopic knee surgery.