Sporting Digest: Basketball

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BUDWEISER LEAGUE: Birmingham Bullets 63 London Towers 74; Derby Bucks 89 Sunderland Scorpions 73; Leicester Riders 102 Doncaster Panthers 80.

NBA: New York 95 Orlando 77; Golden State 106 Washington 84; Phoenix 89 Chicago 88; San Antonio 104 New Jersey 102 (ot); Houston 101 Minnesota 90; Denver 99 Dallas 89; LA Lakers 107 Utah 90.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Atlantic Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB New York Knicks 33 12 .733 - Orlando Magic 26 20 .565 7 Miami Heat 22 22 .500 10 New Jersey Nets 21 23 .477 11 Boston Celtics 20 26 .435 13 Philadelphia 76ers 19 26 .422 14 Washington Bullets 15 30 .333 18 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Central Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- Atlanta Hawks 32 12 .727 - Chicago Bulls 32 13 .711 Cleveland Cavaliers 23 22 .511 9 Charlotte Hornets 22 23 .489 10 Indiana Pacers 21 23 .477 11 Milwaukee Bucks 13 33 .283 20 Detroit Pistons 10 35 .222 22 ----------------------------------------------------------------- WESTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Midwest Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB Houston Rockets 33 11 .750 - San Antonio Spurs 33 14 .702 1 Utah Jazz 30 17 .638 4 Denver Nuggets 22 23 .489 11 Minnesota T'wolves 14 30 .318 19 Dallas Mavericks 4 42 .087 30 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pacific Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- Seattle SuperSonics 34 10 .773 - Phoenix Suns 30 14 .682 4 Portland Trail Blazers 26 19 .578 8 Golden State Warriors 25 19 .568 9 LA Clippers 16 27 .372 17 LA Lakers 16 28 .364 18 Sacramento Kings 13 31 .295 21 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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