NBA Roundup : SuperSonics Stop Cavaliers’ 11-Game Streak
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ winning streak ended at 11 Monday night when Derrick McKey’s rebound-dunk with 5 seconds left lifted the Seattle SuperSonics to a 105-103 victory at Seattle.
Cleveland had 21 turnovers, including 2 of its final 3 possessions, which cost the Cavaliers the game.
“We didn’t take care of the ball,” Cleveland Coach Lenny Wilkens said. “A lot of the little things we haven’t been doing lately, we did tonight.”
The SuperSonics, who have won 5 straight games and 11 straight at home, scored the final 6 points, overcoming a 103-99 deficit.
Dale Ellis scored on a dunk with 48 seconds remaining, and McKey tied the score with 2 free throws at the 28-second mark.
Cleveland ran the clock down to 9 seconds and took a timeout. On the inbounds pass, John Williams threw the ball out of bounds.
Seattle’s Sedale Threatt took a 20-foot jump shot with 8 seconds remaining and McKey, who scored a career-high 32 points, got the rebound and scored the winning basket.
Williams’ 12-footer with 1 second remaining bounced off the rim.
The Cavaliers played without guard Mark Price, who injured his knee Saturday in a game against the Knicks.
Philadelphia 121, Dallas 103--Ron Anderson scored 8 of his 23 points during a 26-10 second-quarter run that broke open a close game as the 76ers beat the Mavericks at Dallas.
The 76ers built a 57-41 lead with 3:06 remaining in the second period that included 4 consecutive 3-point baskets. Derek Harper, who led Dallas with a career-high 38 points, scored all the Mavericks’ points during a 10-2 run over the rest of the period, including 2 3-pointers, cutting the lead to 59-51 at halftime.
Dallas, falling to its fourth straight loss, closed to within 7 points midway through the third quarter before Philadelphia regained command.
Utah 114, Charlotte 92--Karl Malone scored 38 points and had 19 rebounds, leading the Jazz past the Hornets at Charlotte, N.C.
The Jazz, which led, 28-20, after the first quarter, extended the lead to 60-33 at halftime, hitting 8 of the first 9 field goals in the second quarter and limiting Charlotte to 5 of 17 field goals. Utah led by as many as 36 in the fourth quarter in handing the Hornets their fourth loss in their 5 games.
Kelly Tripucka, playing against his former teammates, led Charlotte with 19 points.
Golden State 130, Phoenix 124--Chris Mullin scored 39 points and registered his first National Basketball Assn. triple-double to pace the Warriors past the Suns at Oakland.
Mullin also had 11 rebounds and 11 assists before fouling out with 1:57 left. His performance helped the Warriors snap the Suns’ 5-game winning streak.