Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
MAGIC JOHNSON, playing his first competitive game in almost seven months, scored 28 points and had seven assists as the NBA All-Stars struggled to a 119-117 win against YMCA of Helsinki yesterday.

NBA First-round play-offs (Series best of five): (Saturday): Eastern Conference: New Jersey 96 Cleveland 79 (series tied 2-2). Western Conference: San Antonio 100 Portland 97 (ot) (San Antonio win 3-1). (Yesterday): Houston 84 LA Clippers 80 (Houston win 3-2); Seattle 100 Utah 92 (Seattle win 3-2).