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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Nets snap Pistons'win
Woolridge made a free throw with
five seconds left in the game to
finish with 33 points last night and
give the New Jersey Nets a 113-112
NBA victory over Detroit, snapping
the Pistons' seven-game winning
Woolridge, fouled by Sidney
Green on an inbounds play, made
the first of two free throws,
breaking a 112-112 tie. Piston
guard Joe Dumars, who forced the
112-112 tie with a leaning jumper
with six seconds left, missed a
baseline jump shot at the buzzer.
BUCK WILLIAMS made one
of two free throws, forcing a 110-
110 tie with 1:10 left. Williams
then rebounded a miss by Detroit
rookie Dennis Rodman and Nets
guard Leon Wood made an 18-foot
jump shot for a 112-110 lead with
20 seconds to play.
Adrian Dantley scored 30 points
to lead the Pistons. Dumars added
Wood scored five points and Ben
Coleman added four to lead the Nets
on an 11-4 surge that pulled them
from a 102-96 deficit to a 107-106
lead with 2:55 left in the fourth
Detroit led 63-57 at halftime.
The Nets played without center
Mike Gminski, who is idled by
back spasms. New Jersey has won
five of its last seven games.
76ers109,. awk, 107
Charles Barkley scored 34 points
and made a crucial three-point play
with 42 seconds to go as the
undermanned Philadelphia 76ers
rallied to defeat Atlanta 109-107
last night and end the Hawks' 11-
game winning streak, longest in the
NBA this season.
The 76ers trailed 105-96 with
3:46 to play, then scored 13
straight points as the Hawks turned
the ball over five consecutive
AFTER Barkley's three-point
play, Spud Webb's driving layup
brought Atlanta within 109-107
with 33 seconds left. The Hawks
had one more chance to tie but
Webb missed a 15-footer with three
Philadelphia, already without
injured Julius Erving and Cliff
Robinson, lost guard Maurice
Cheeks, who dislocated the middle
finger of his left hand with 10:54
remaining in the first quarter.
Former Michigan center Tim
McCormick added 21 points and
Roy Hinson 15 for Philadelphia
while Dominique Wilkins had 37
and Kevin Willis 12 for the Hawks.
Celtics 120, Bucks 102
BOSTON (AP)- Larry Bird
scored 30 points and the Boston
Celtics used free throws and a 40-
point third quarter to break open a
close NBA game and beat the
Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 last
With the score tied for the 14th
time 49-49, Bird's 15-foot jumper
with 49 seconds left in the first half
gave Boston the lead for good. He
then made three consecutive free
throws before Kevin McHale added
one for the Celtics.
BOSTON led 55-51 at
halftime, then scored the first eight
points of the third quarter , four by
Dennis Johnson. The Celtics
outscored the Bucks 21-8 in the
first 6:32 of the second half-11 on
foul shots-to take a 76-59 lead.
Bucks coach Don Nelson got two
technical fouls in that span and
guard John Lucas one.
Milwaukee cut the lead to 82-71
but Danny Ainge led a 13-4 Boston
run with eight points as the margin
grew to 95-75 going into the fourth
quarter. In the third period, Ainge
had 11 of his 18 points, McHale 10
of his 23 and Bird 10. Johnson
finished with 19.
THE BUCKS, who beat Boston
123-115 Tuesday night in
Milwaukee, were led by Terry
Cummings with 24 points, Lucas
with 22 and Jack Sikma and Ricky
Pierce with 16 each.
Nuggets 104, Cavs 100
RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP)-Alex
English scored 30 points, 18 in the
second half, and Darrell Walker
contributed 29 last night as the
Denver Nuggets held off the
Cleveland Cavaliers 104-100.
The victory was the Nuggets'
second straight on the road after
seven consecutive road losses.
Cleveland has lost eight of its last
English scored 12 points in the
third period to help Denver move
from a 51-51 halftime tie to an 84-
76 lead after three quarters. The
Nuggets expanded the lead to 10
points four times in the fourth
quarter, the last at 98-88 on
Lafayette Lever's driving layup
with six minutes to play.
Cleveland got within 103-100
on a pair of Brad Daugherty free
throws with 1:19 remaining and had
a chance to move closer following a
Denver turnover with 40 seconds
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Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls gets another of his famous slam
dunks against the Dallas Mavericks in action Tuesday night.
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