The Los Angeles Lakers had plenty of magic left, even without Magic Johnson.
James Worthy scored 29 points and Larry Drew had a season-high 14 assists while starting in place of the injured Johnson Sunday night as the Lakers routed the Golden State Warriors 135-108.Johnson missed the game after jamming the middle finger on his right hand during Friday night's 115-99 loss to the Warriors in Oakland. Since Johnson joined the Lakers in 1979, the Lakers are 64-45 without their nine-time All-Star in the lineup.
"After the way they beat us the other night, we wanted to come out and play a good game," said Drew, who took only three shots and scored two points. "We didn't have (Johnson), so everybody had to pull together and come out with a `W' no matter how we got it."
Sam Perkins scored 22 points, Vlade Divac 20 and Byron Scott 18 on 7-for-8 shooting for the Lakers, who outrebounded the Warriors 59-33.
Golden State, which got 26 points each from Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond and 25 from Chris Mullin, lost reserve guard Sarunas Marciulionis at the end of the first half with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Trail Blazers 114, SuperSonics 111
Portland continued to struggle without injured forward Jerome Kersey, but hung on to beat Seattle behind Danny Ainge's 20 points, including two 3-pointers in the final 2:41.
Shawn Kemp, who led the SuperSonics with 25 points, scored 17 in the second half as they rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to lead 99-95 with 7:19 left. Dale Ellis scored 10 of his 22 points for Seattle in the fourth quarter.
A free throw and rebound basket by Kemp put Seattle ahead 107-105 before Ainge's two 3-pointers made it 111-107 with 1:46 left. A pair of free throws by Derrick McKey and a layup by Kemp tied it 111-111 with 31 seconds remaining.
Then Terry Porter scored off a pass from Clyde Drexler, putting Portland in front for good. Gary Payton missed a 20-footer for Seattle with seven seconds left and Cliff Robinson's free throw completed the scoring with 1.6 seconds to go.
Celtics 127, Mavericks 110
Larry Bird and Kevin McHale keyed a 42-point second quarter as Boston rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat Dallas for its 16th consecutive home victory. The Mavericks have never won in 11 games at Boston Garden.
While improving their season record to 26-5, their best since a similar start in the 1984-85 season, the Celtics recorded their 400th regular-season home victory since Bird joined the club in 1979.
Kevin Gamble finished with 23 points, McHale 21 and Reggie Lewis 20 for the Celtics. Rolando Blackman led the Mavericks with 27.
Knicks 99, Clippers 90
New York shot 35 percent from the field in the first quarter and trailed 33-28 with 9:30 left in the first half before outscoring the Clippers 25-8 in the rest of the second period for a 53-41 halftime lead.
Mark Jackson had six points and three assists during the run, and during a 10-0 burst that made it 38-33, Jackson scored on a drive, threw a no-look pass to Charles Oakley for a layup, passed again to Oakley for a dunk, then finished the run with a layup.