To the WBA, WBC and IBF, add the NBA - National Boxing Asso-ciation.
Seriously, it's still the National Basketball Association even though Detroit's Isiah Thomas suffered a six-stitch cut on his head and Sacramento's Jim Petersen came away with an apparent broken nose.The participants had cooled off after their respective games Tuesday night.
"You know when you play the Bulls it's going to be physical," said Thomas, who scored 34 points in the Pistons' 104-98 overtime victory over Chicago. "I'm smiling now because we won."
Meanwhile, Jay Humphries scored 23 points and Ricky Pierce had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee beat Sacramento 117-104, the Bucks' 13th consecutive triumph over the Kings.
Petersen and Milwaukee's Larry Krystkowiak were ejected after exchanging blows with 6:15 remaining. Krystkowiak, who was unmarked, said when Petersen threw an elbow at him he grabbed Petersen's jersey and Petersen then swung at him.