Sport in Short: Basketball

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Men): Draw for final stages (starting 23 June): Group A (Karlsruhe): Spain, Russia, Sweden, qualifier. Group B (Berlin): France, Bulgaria, Turkey, qualifier. Group C (Karlsruhe): Italy, Greece, Israel, qualifier. Group D (Berlin): * Yugoslavia, Germany, Belgium, qualifier. Preliminary tournament: 30 May to 6 June, to produce four qualifiers (*or five if Yugoslavia barred from competing).

CARLSBERG LEAGUE (Men): First Division: Sunderland Saints 91 Oldham Celtics 92; Leicester Riders 100 Cheshire Jets 78. Second Division: Doncaster Panthers 65 Coventry Flyers 69; Brixton Topcats 66 Barnsley 54; Ware 93 Cardiff 77. Third Division: Chiltern 71 Leicester 65; Guildford 74 Stevenage 62; Liverpool 74 Sedgefield 81; Sheffield 68 Mid-Sussex 50. (Women): First Division: Ipswich 52 Nottingham 59; London Jets 39 Northamton 76.

----------------------------------------------------------------- MEN'S FIRST DIVISION ----------------------------------------------------------------- P W Pts Thames Valley . . . . . . . .16 15 30 Worthing. . . . . . . . . . .15 14 28 London. . . . . . . . . . . .15 13 26 Guildford . . . . . . . . . .14 9 18 Oldham. . . . . . . . . . . .16 7 14 Manchester. . . . . . . . . .14 6 12 Derby . . . . . . . . . . . .14 6 12 Leicester . . . . . . . . . .15 6 12 Birmingham. . . . . . . . . .15 6 12 Hemel . . . . . . . . . . . .15 4 8 Sunderland. . . . . . . . . .17 3 6 Cheshire. . . . . . . . . . .16 2 4 NBA: Boston 120 Los Angeles Clippers 112; San Antonio 114 Phoenix 113 (OT); Milwaukee 109 Los Angeles Lakers 101; Portland 103 Houston 101 (OT). ----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Atlantic Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB New York Knicks 18 10 .643 - New Jersey Nets 16 13 .552 2 Orlando Magic 13 12 .520 3 Boston Celtics 13 17 .433 6 Philadelphia 76ers 8 18 .308 9 Washington Bullets 9 20 .310 9 Miami Heat 8 19 .296 9 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Central Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- Chicago Bulls 22 7 .759 - Cleveland Cavaliers 18 12 .600 4 Detroit Pistons 15 12 .556 6 Charlotte Hornets 15 13 .536 6 Milwaukee Bucks 13 15 .464 8 Indiana Pacers 13 16 .448 9 Atlanta Hawks 12 16 .429 9 ----------------------------------------------------------------- WESTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Midwest Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB Utah Jazz 19 8 .704 - Houston Rockets 14 13 .519 5 San Antonio Spurs 15 12 .556 4 Denver Nuggets 7 20 .259 12 Minnesota Timberwolves 6 19 .240 12 Dallas Mavericks 2 23 .080 15 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pacific Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB Phoenix Suns 21 5 .808 - Seattle SuperSonics 19 8 .704 2 Portland Trail Blazers 18 9 .667 3 Golden State Warriors 16 13 .552 6 Los Angeles Clippers 16 13 .552 6 Los Angeles Lakers 15 13 .536 7 Sacramento Kings 11 16 .407 10 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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