Sport in Short: Basketball

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NBA: Seattle SuperSonics 108 Phoenix Suns 102; Chicago Bulls 119 Milwaukee Bucks 105; Indiana Pacers 100 New York Knicks 94; Charlotte Hornets 127 Detroit Pistons 93; Cleveland Cavaliers 113 Orlando Magic 110; Portland Trail Blazers 117 Minnesota Timberwolves 109; Sacramento Kings 100 San Antonio Spurs 93; Houston Rockets 100 Los Angeles Lakers 84; Los Angleles Clippers 122 Golden State Warriors 115; Dallas Mavericks 99 Denver Nuggets 86.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- ATLANTIC DIVISION W L Pct GB New York Knicks 55 22 .714 - * Boston Celtics 44 33 .571 11 New Jersey Nets 42 36 .538 13 Orlando Magic 37 40 .481 18 Miami Heat 35 42 .455 20 Philadelphia 76ers 24 53 .308 31 Washington Bullets 22 55 .286 33 CENTRAL DIVISION * Chicago Bulls 55 22 .714 - * Cleveland Cavaliers 50 27 .649 5 Atlanta Hawks 40 37 .519 15 Charlotte Hornets 40 38 .513 15 Indiana Pacers 39 38 .506 16 Detroit Pistons 38 39 .494 17 Milwaukee Bucks 28 50 .359 27 ----------------------------------------------------------------- WESTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- MIDWEST DIVISION ] Houston Rockets 52 25 .675 - * San Antonio Spurs 47 30 .610 5 * Utah Jazz 44 33 .571 8 Denver Nuggets 33 45 .423 19 Minnesota T'wolves 18 59 .234 34 Dallas Mavericks 9 68 .117 43 PACIFIC DIVISION * Phoenix Suns 60 17 .779 - * Seattle SuperSonics 52 25 .675 8 * Portland Trail Blazers 48 29 .623 12 * LA Clippers 39 39 .500 21 LA Lakers 36 41 .468 24 Golden State Warriors 32 45 .416 28 Sacramento Kings 23 54 .299 37 ----------------------------------------------------------------- * secured play-off place. secured division title. -----------------------------------------------------------------

CARLSBERG LEAGUE Men's First Division quarter-final play-offs, second leg: Worthing 94 Leicester 84 (Worthing win series 2-0). Third leg: Guildford 82 Birmingham 75 (Guildford win series 2-1); London 97 Derby 93 (London win series 2-1).

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