Sporting Digest: Basketball

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COVENTRY CRUSADERS became the men's First Division champions by beating Bury Lobos 85-80 at the weekend, but are unsure whether to take up the option of promotion to the Budweiser League. The player- coach, Robert Donaldson, said: 'We are going to talk to other clubs in the League to assess the pros and cons.'

NBA: Phoenix 100 Orlando 93; Philadelphia 114 Washington 97; LA Lakers 90 Minnesota 88; Miami 106 Boston 87; Houston 100 Dallas 93; LA Clippers 120 Golden State 117 (ot); Seattle 114 Portland 102.