Sport Digest: Basketball

England lost 97-74 against Germany in Dusseldorf last night, a warm-up for tomorrow's European Championships semi-final opener against Denmark in Fredricksberg. Steve Bucknall led England's scorers with 16 points, despite being rested for the final 10 minutes, and John Amaechi scored 15.

INTERNATIONAL (Dusseldorf): Germany 97 England 74.

NBA: Boston 90 Detroit 86; New York 104 Vancouver 84; Chicago 103 Sacramento 88; LA Lakers 119 LA Clippers 102.