Sport in Short: Basketball

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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 98 New York Knicks 97 (o/t); Charlotte Hornets 118 New Jersey Nets 117; Cleveland Cavaliers 106 Los Angeles Lakers 91; Detroit Pistons 98 Orlando Magic 97; Washington Bullets 100 Miami Heat 93; Milwaukee Bucks 106 Atlanta Hawks 93; Minnesota Timberwolves 103 Dallas Mavericks 71; Chicago Bulls 109 Indiana Pacers 100; Utah Jazz 110 Portland Trail Blazers 102; Seattle SuperSonics 108 Denver Nuggets 104; Golden State Warriors 113 Houston Rockets 107; Sacramento Kings 154 Philadelphia 76ers 98.

WORLD INVITATION CLUB TOURNAMENT (Crystal Palace): Senior Men, semi-finals: CSKA Moscow 86 Prague (Cz Rep) 73 Thames Valley 80 Solna (Swe) 65. 7th/8th place: Braunschweig (Ger) 92 Birmingham 63. 5/6th: Guildford 90 Stuttgart 77, 3/4th: Solna 93 Prague 82. Final: Thames Valley 84, CSKA Moscow 72. Women: Bex Banco (Sp) 77 Australia Under-22 70; Ponte Preta (Bra) 94 Prague 54. 5/6th: Thames Valley 64 Solna 48, 3/4th: Australia Under-22 71 Prague 56. Final: Ponte Preta 103 Bex Banco 100 (after overtime, full time 91-91). Junior men, semi-finals: East London Royals 85 CSKA Moscow 79; Brixton 98 Guildford 78. 5/6th: Thames Valley 60 London Towers 52. Final: East London 80 Brixton 63.

CARLSBERG LEAGUE First Division (Men): Cheshire Jets 95 Hemel Hemp Royals 82; Derby Bucks 76 London Towers 94; Worthing Bears 89 Manchester Giants 76. Second Division: Solent Stars 73 Bury Lobos 80. First Division (Women): Sheffield Hatters 70 Leicester Ladies 24; Cheshire Ladies 61 Chesham Ladies 63; London YMCA 50 Rhondda 68.

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