Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
GUILDFORD KINGS' players have told their coach, Kevin Cadle, they will refuse to play in Saturday's Budweiser League game away to champions Worthing Bears unless they receive all of the money owing to them by tomorrow. Cadle has dissuaded the players from several previous threatened mutinies and talked them out of boycotting tonight's European Clubs' Championship home game against Real Madrid at the Spectrum Arena.

NBA: Charlotte 101 Minnesota 85; Atlanta 103 Cleveland 92; LA Lakers 99 Detroit 93; Indiana 106 Washington 87; Houston 97 Miami 88; New York 93 Denver 84; Portland 100 Dallas 93 (OT); Seattle 124 Orlando 100.

EUROPEAN CLUBS' CHAMPIONSHIP semi-final series: Group A: Mechelen (Bel) 77 Limoges (Fr) 69; Barcelona (Sp) 73 Olympiakos (Gr) 69.

LEAGUE TROPHY Semi-finals second leg: Thames Valley Tigers 89 (Lloyd 35) Blue Circle Wothing Bears 78 (Lewis 21) (Thames Valley win 177-172 on agg); Leicester City Riders 84 (Waldron 24) Proton Manchester Giants 90 (Fite 21) (Manchester win 176-158 on aggregate). (Final on 16 January).

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