In the ABA the Pittsburgh Xplosion beat the Ohio Aviators 163-116. Darius Mattear a newly added member to Pittsburgh led the way with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Darius played for the Mississippi Stingers last season in the ABA. Armon Gilliam added 23 for the Xplosions 3rd straight win. Jason Cornute got 42 points in the losing effort for the 4-7 Ohio Aviators.