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A roundup of the week Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
January 13, 1986
PRO BASKETBALL—The Boston Celtics breezed to a 3-0 week by beating the L.A. Clippers, Indiana and New Jersey. In the victory over the Nets three Celtics scored more than 20 points: Larry Bird 29, Dennis Johnson 24 and Kevin McHale 23. The Nets, who have lost guard Micheal Ray Richardson to drug rehabilitation, won their other two games and stayed in a tie for second place with Philadelphia (page 26). The 76ers also won two of three, including a 121-119 overtime victory over Portland. Moses Malone scored 35 points, including seven in the extra period, to lead the Sixers past the Trail Blazers. Washington's lone victory was a 115-109 win over New York. The Bullets shot 61.3% from the floor, hitting 49 of 80 shots against the Knicks. Central Division-leading Milwaukee won three games and extended its winning streak to six. Atlanta stayed in second place by beating Detroit 111-101 and Chicago 111-100. The Pistons slipped into a third-place tie with Cleveland after dropping all three of their games, stretching their losing streak to six. Indiana forward Herb Williams scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Pacers to only their second road victory of the season, 97-80 over Washington. In the Midwest, the Houston Rockets took a two-game lead over second-place San Antonio by winning two of three games, including their 17th consecutive home victory, 115-100 over Philadelphia. San Antonio lost twice before beating Golden State 122-116. Third-place Denver won only one of three games, with Alex English scoring 42 points in the lone victory, 125-122 over Houston. The Lakers maintained a comfortable lead over Portland in the West by winning both of their games as the Trail Blazers won three of four. In a 125-110 defeat of San Antonio, Portland forward Clyde Drexler achieved the triple-double by scoring 23 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and making 11 assists.
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January 13, 1986

A Roundup Of The Week Dec. 30-jan. 5

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HIRED: As football coach and athletic director at Rice University, JERRY BERNDT, 47, whose University of Pennsylvania teams won or shared the Ivy League title the past four seasons. Berndt's five-year record at Penn was 29-18-2. He succeeds Watson Brown, who resigned to become coach at Vanderbilt.

As coach of the Detroit Red Wings, BRAD PARK, 37. Park, who retired last year after 17 years as a defenseman with the Rangers, Bruins and Red Wings, replaced Harry Neale, who was fired.

As head football coach at North Carolina State, DICK SHERIDAN, 44, who had coached at Fur-man for the past eight years and had a record of 69-23-2. He succeeds Tom Reed, who resigned with two years remaining on his contract and who had a three-year record of 9-24. Furman named offensive coordinator JIMMY SATTERFIELD, 46, as head coach.

RESIGNED: As head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, BUD GRANT, 58, who coached the Vikings from 1967 to 1983, retired for a season and returned to lead them to a 7-9 record this year. Assistant coach JERRY BURNS, 58, replaces him.

DIED: BILL VEECK, 71, the former owner of the Cleveland Indians (1946-49), St. Louis Browns (1951-53) and Chicago White Sox (1959-61 and '75-80); of a heart attack; in Chicago (page 10).

Bruce Norris, 61, former owner of the Detroit Red Wings and member of the Norris hockey family for which the NHL division and the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's best defenseman, were named; of liver failure; in Stony Brook, N.Y.

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