Hersey Hawkins scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half as the Philadelphia 76ers took an 80-49 halftime lead and beat Miami 114-102 on Tuesday night, ending the Heat's team-record seven-game home winning streak.
Johnny Dawkins scored 6 of his 11 first-quarter points during an 18-4 run that gave the 76ers a 29-16 lead with 2:47 left in the period. Hawkins then had eight points on two 3-pointers and a layup during a 21-5 spurt that put Philadelphia up 52-26 with 8:08 left before halftime.
The 76ers shot 65.3 percent (32-for-49) from the field in the first half, which ended with Philadelphia leading 80-49. The 32 field goals equalled the most ever allowed in a half by Miami.
Miami's Rony Seikaly scored 20 of his 23 points in the first half to keep the score from being even more lopsided.
The Heat scored 16 of the first 18 points in the second half, 6 by Keith Askins, to close to 82-65 with 5:53 left in the third quarter.
After Philadelphia built the lead to 105-79, Askins scored 8 of 16 second-half points during a 14-point run that made it 105-93 with 4:48 to play, but Miami got no closer.
Pacers 100, Magic 98: Detlef Schrempf scored 26 points, including a game-winning 17-footer at the buzzer, and grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds as Indiana won in Orlando. The Pacers outscored the Magic 8-2 in the final 58 seconds on 3-pointers by Chuck Person and Reggie Miller and the final shot by Schrempf.
Celtics sign Parish
to 1-year extension
BOSTON _ The Boston Celtics reached agreement on a one-year contract extension with Robert Parish that will carry through the 1992-93 season, the NBA team said Tuesday.
Parish, at 38 the oldest player in the NBA, will be paid a reported $3.5-million.
Parish is in his 12th season with the Celtics after being traded in 1980 following four seasons with the Golden State Warriors. That trade also included a draft choice, which Boston used to select Kevin McHale.
Around the league
Mavericks: Dallas guard Fat Lever underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday at Baylor Medical Center. Lever, 31, had missed the last six games with the injury. He missed 78 games last season with problems in his other knee. Mavericks doctor J. Pat Evans said Lever will begin light exercise today and will be on crutches for several weeks.
Warriors: Golden State on Monday signed 27-year-old Kenny Battle, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Illinois with two seasons of NBA experience, to a 10-day contract.