Friday, Jan. 15 NBA TODAY
Undated (AP) _ Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State (11 p.m. EST). The Warriors, 5-25, have the worst record in the NBA. The Clippers, 9-23, are tied with Sacramento for the third-worst mark. The Clippers defeated Golden State 97-94 on Nov. 13, but now the Warriors have Ralph Sampson. WEDNESDAY’S STARS
Dominique Wilkins, Hawks, made 15-of-27 field goal attempts, 18-of-18 free throws, scored 48 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, had four assists and made two steals as Atlanta beat San Antonio 120-110.
Roy Tarpley, Mavericks, grabbed 23 rebounds, setting a club-record, but shot only 4-for-18 from the field as Dallas beat Indiana 110-108. Center James Donaldson, whose record of 22 rebounds was surpassed by Tarpley, had only four rebounds.
Kevin McHale, Celtics, scored 31 points on 11-of-16 field goal shooting and 9-of-9 free throws as Boston defeated Detroit 143-105. STREAKS
Boston has won 20 straight games against Detroit on its home court dating to Dec. 19, 1982. ... Dallas is 11-1 at home this season. ... Danny Ainge, Celtics, has hit a 3-pointer in an NBA-record 17 consecutive games. ... San Antonio had won 10 of its last 11 games at home before losing to Atlanta Wednesday. MORE STREAKS
The Los Angeles Clippers snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 110-109 in overtime, also ending the Lakers 15-game winning streak Wednesday. The Lakers had not lost since Dec. 9 at Washington; the Clippers had not won since Dec. 17 against Houston. STAT
Seattle’s 144 points and 29-point margin of victory - 144-115 over Golden State - were the team’s highest this season. CLANG 3/8
Maurice Cheeks, 76ers, shooting .504 this season, hit one of nine shots from the field against the Nets. ... David Greewood, Spurs, was not much better in San Antonio’s loss to Atlanta, hitting two of nine. SWINGS
Charles Barkley, 76ers, scored 19 points against New Jersey, only the fourth time in 33 games he failed to score at least 20 points. The Philadelphia forward had six assists and no points in the first quarter. He finished with a season-high eight assists. HALF FULL
Tied 63-63 at halftime, Boston outscored Detroit 80-44 the rest of the game en route to a 143-105 victory. TRIPLE THREAT?
Magic Johnson, Lakers, and Vern Fleming, Pacers, both had triple doubles in losing causes. Johnson had 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in the Lakers’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Fleming scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 12 assists as Indiana lost to Dallas. TRIVIA
Prior to Wednesday night, when was the last time the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers? SPEAKING
″In the first quarter I was just trying to hit the open guy because I didn’t have the energy to shoot. When that five o’clock alarm went off, I thought the world was over.″ - Philadelphia’s Charles Barkley on his sluggish play because the team’s flight from Milwaukee did not return until noon Wednesday.
″I had no idea. They must have given me a few of James Donaldson’s rebounds. Now I’ve got to work at putting the ball in the basket.″ - Dallas’ Roy Tarpley, when asked if he realized he had a club-record 23 rebounds. TRIVIA ANSWER
The Clippers last beat the Lakers 115-114 at home on March 19, 1986. It was only the Clippers’ second victory over the Lakers since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles from San Diego prior to the 1984-1985 season.