Sporting Digest: Basketball

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ARIS SALONIKA have been banned from European competition for two years after the Greek club's fans rioted in the European Cup-Winners' Cup final against SK Istanbul earlier this month.

NBA: Phoenix Suns 110 Philadelphia 76ers 100; Portland Trail Blazers 121 Charlotte Hornets 114; Boston Celtics 114 Washington Bullets 113; Detroit Pistons 91 Cleveland Cavaliers 78; Minnesota Timberwolves 101 Houston Rockets 100; New York Knicks 94 Golden State Warriors 84; San Antonio Spurs 114 Dallas Mavericks 107.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EASTERN CONFERENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------- Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York Knicks 47 20 .701 - Boston Celtics 40 28 .588 7 New Jersey Nets 40 29 .580 8 Orlando Magic 32 34 .485 14 Miami Heat 30 37 .448 17 Philadelphia 76ers 21 46 .313 26 Washington Bullets 19 48 .284 28 Central Division *Chicago Bulls 48 20 .706 - Cleveland Cavaliers 43 25 .632 5 Atlanta Hawks 36 32 .529 12 Charlotte Hornets 35 34 .507 13 Indiana Pacers 33 34 .493 14 Detroit Pistons 31 36 .463 16 Milwaukee Bucks 26 42 .382 22 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mid-West Division W L Pct GB *Houston Rockets 44 25 .638 - San Antonio Spurs 42 25 .627 1 Utah Jazz 40 29 .580 4 Denver Nuggets 28 40 .412 15 Minnesota T'wolves 16 51 .239 27 Dallas Mavericks 7 61 .103 36 Pacific Division *Phoenix Suns 52 15 .776 - *Seattle SuperSonics 47 22 .681 6 *Portland Trail Blazers 41 25 .621 10 Los Angeles Lakers 33 33 .500 18 Los Angeles Clippers 33 36 .478 20 Golden State Warriors 28 40 .412 24 Sacramento Kings 21 46 .313 31 *Clinched play-off berth. CARLSBERG NATIONAL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION (MEN) P W L F A Pts Worthing 31 29 2 2901 2370 58 Thames 31 27 4 2848 2262 54 Guildford 30 27 7 3059 2542 48 London 31 24 7 2726 2524 48 Birmingham 30 14 16 2695 2663 28 Derby 31 13 18 2698 2779 26 Manchester 31 12 19 2602 2631 24 Leicester 31 12 19 2549 2682 24 Oldham 31 12 19 2594 2760 24 Cheshire 31 9 22 2362 2768 18 Sunderland 32 6 26 2441 2810 12 Hemel 31 4 27 2435 3119 8 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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