Sarunas Marciulionis scored 23 points and Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullin had 22 each as Golden State snapped the Indiana Pacers' 10 game home winning streak, 125-117 Friday night.
Hardaway hit four straight free throws as the Warriors held off a late threat by the Pacers, who got 27 points and 11 assists by Micheal Williams.Detlef Schrempf had 25 points and 17 rebounds and Chuck Person scored 24 points for the Pacers. whose club-record homecourt winning streak helped them move into sixth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The loss dropped Indiana to seventh behind Atlanta.
Hardaway tied the game 81-81 with 6:35 left in the third quarter, igniting a 13-4 run capped by Mullin's 15-foot jumper with 2:45 left. Billy Owens' layup with 54 seconds left extended the margin to 97-89, and Golden State held a 99-91 advantage after three periods.
Williams scored the Pacers' first five points of the final period, keying a 12-5 run that cut Golden State's lead to 104-103 with 5:20 to go in the game. Hardaway's four free throws then started a 9-4 spurt that gave the Warriors a 113-107 advantage with 2:25 left. Indiana got no closer than four again.
Owens had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors.
Cavaliers 121, Hornets 115
At Charlotte, N.C., Mark Price sank a 3-pointer and two foul shots in the final 44 seconds as Cleveland won its fifth straight game, over the Charlotte Hornets.
Brad Daugherty led the Cavaliers, who have won 10 of their last 11, with 24 points and Larry Nance had 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Charlotte, which won 11 of its previous 15, was led by Kendall Gill and Dell Curry with 29 points apiece and rookie Larry Johnson with 26 points, including a steal and dunk with 1:32 left that tied it 115-115. Curry also had four 3-pointers.
Heat 118, Spurs 101
At Miami, Glen Rice scored 35 points and made a team-record seven 3-pointers as the Miami Heat took advantage David Robinson's absence to beat the San Antonio Spurs.
Robinson, who has a torn ligament in his left hand, missed his second consecutive game after playing 232 straight in his pro career. Robinson is the only player in the NBA this season to rank among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks.
Grant Long, averaging 27.7 points in his last three games, scored 27 for Miami, while the Spurs were paced by Terry Cummings with 26 points and Rod Strickland with 20.
Celtics 106, Pistons 87
At Boston, the Celtics tied the Detroit Pistons for homecourt advantage in their probable playoff series as Larry Bird sparked a late 16-6 run that carried Boston to victory.
The Celtics, winners of their last five games, and the Pistons, losers of their last four, are tied for the fourth and fifth Eastern Conference playoff spots with a 41-30 record. Each has 11 games remaining.
It's unlikely either will move up to third or down to sixth. The fourth-place team has the extra home game in the best-of-five first-round series against the fifth-place team.
The Pistons suffered their second worst loss of the season. They were routed 117-93 by Chicago last Jan. 24.
Hawks 105, Timberwolves 103
At Minneapolis, Atlanta's Maurice Cheeks made a 19-foot jump shot at the buzzer, sending the Minnesota Timberwolves to their 15th straight loss, to the Hawks.
Kevin Willis paced Atlanta, which has won six of its last eight games, with 23 points while Alexander Volkov scored 21. Doug West led Minnesota with 22 points.
The teams fought to an 80-80 tie after three quarters, with Volkov scoring 19 points for Atlanta and Thurl Bailey keeping Minnesota in contention with 18.
Suns 117, 76ers 113
At Phoenix, Kevin Johnson scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns survived going the final 5:10 without a field goal to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Suns won their third straight, all at home, and sent the 76ers to their seventh loss in eight games although Phoenix didn't have another basket after Tom Chambers' shot from the corner put the Suns ahead 109-106.
Philadelphia's last chance to tie came with 4.2 seconds left, but Charles Barkley's attempt to control a pass from Hersey Hawkins came down on the out-of-bounds line. Barkley finished with 22 points.
Sonics 96, Bucks 95
At Seattle, the Milwaukee Bucks lost their 19th consecutive road game Friday night when Michael Cage blocked Moses Malone's shot with two seconds left, giving the Seattle SuperSonics the victory.
Malone, who finished with 30 points and 19 rebounds, surpassed the 29,000 mark for points in his pro career, but the Sonics outscored the Bucks 13-6 down the stretch to overcome an 89-83 deficit.
Eddie Johnson led the Sonics with 21 points, including nine of their last 13. His two free throws put Seattle ahead to stay, 94-93, with 1:19 left.
Fred Roberts had 25 points for the Bucks.