The Lakers set an old NBA season record with 69 victories when they defeat the Sonics, 124-98.
Michael Jordan returns but shoots just 7-for-28 from the field as the Bulls lose to the Pacers, 103-96, in overtime in Indianapolis.
Dick Motta becomes the fourth NBA coach to win 700 games when his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Nets, 126-113, in East Rutherford, N.J.
In Pontiac, Michigan, 61,983 people attend the Detroit Pistons' 125-108 win over the Boston Celtics. It is the largest crowd in NBA history. (The mark will later be broken by the Bulls in Atlanta on March 27, 1998.)