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Worthing Bears failed in their attempt to retain the Budweiser Championship Trophy by slipping to a 79-60 defeat against Sheffield on Wednesday night. The result puts Sheffield through to Wembley for the second consecutive year after they opened up a nine-point lead at the interval. They build on the early advantage to score 13 points without reply in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

NBA: New Jersey 107 Toronto 95; Philadelphia 90 Miami 86; Boston 121 Washington 106; Detroit 102 Indiana 93; Golden State 109 Minnesota 103; Seattle 96 Portland 90; Sacramento 103 Phoenix 102.

BUDWEISER CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS second legs: Leopards 74 Manchester 83 (series tied at 1-1); Sheffield 79 Worthing 60 (Sheffield win 2-0).

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