Sporting Digest: Basketball

NBA: Cleveland 107 Indiana 103; New Jersey 91 Atlanta 87; Miami 109 Sacramento 95; Golden State 108 Portland 106; San Antonio 99 Boston 85; Denver 100 Minnesota 97; Houston 118 LA Lakers 93.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York. . . . . . . 17 6 .739 - Orlando. . . . . . . 14 11 .560 4 Miami. . . . . . . . .12 11 .522 5 Boston. . . . . . . . 11 15 .423 7 1/2 New Jersey. . . . . . 10 15 .400 8 Philadelphia. . . . . .9 15 .375 8 1/2 Washington. . . . . . .7 18 .280 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Atlanta. . . . . . . .17 7 .708 - Chicago. . . . . . . .17 8 .680 1/2 Charlotte. . . . . . .14 11 .560 3 1/2 Cleveland. . . . . . .11 14 .444 6 1/2 Indiana. . . . . . . .10 15 .400 7 1/2 Detroit. . . . . . . . 8 16 .333 9 Milwaukee. . . . . . . 7 19 .269 11 ----------------------------------------------------------------- WESTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Midwest Division W L Pct GB Houston. . . . . . . .23 3 .885 - Utah. . . . . . . . . 18 8 .692 5 San Antonio. . . . . .16 11 .593 7 1/2 Denver. . . . . . . . 12 13 .480 10 1/2 Minnesota. . . . . . . 8 18 .308 15 Dallas. . . . . . . . .2 23 .080 20 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Seattle. . . . . . . .20 3 .870 - Phoenix. . . . . . . .19 5 .792 1 1/2 Portland. . . . . . . 16 11 .595 6 Golden State. . . . . 14 11 .560 7 LA Clippers. . . . . .10 14 .417 10 1/2 LA Lakers. . . . . . . 9 18 .333 13 Sacramento. . . . . . .6 18 .250 14 1/2 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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