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A Roundup of the Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1
Compiled by Hank Hersch
February 09, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—It was a notable week for Mark Aguirre and Derek Harper and for their team, Midwest-leading Dallas. Aguirre notched his 10,000th point in one of the Mavs' two losses, a 118-113 beating by the Bullets. Harper signed a nine-year contract on Monday, then paced his team to a 132-102 win over the Nuggets (12 assists) and a 133-117 trouncing of the Bulls (28 points) before the Trail Blazers derailed Dallas 133-117. The Milwaukee game set a record for three-point buckets with 16; Harper made 5. While division leader Boston ran its victory string to six, the 76ers held on to second in the Atlantic by winning three of four. Philly forward Charles Barkley dazzled, averaging 27 points and 19 rebounds. He added seven assists and seven steals in a 108-103 scrubbing of the Knicks, whose losing streak reached six. Detroit (3-2) wound up the week atop the Central by one game, as second-place Atlanta stumbled twice in four outings. Adrian Dantley was in scoring form for the Pistons, pumping in 123 points. In the Pacific, the Lakers' 2-1 week left them with the NBA's best season mark: 34-10. Upstart Seattle (3-1) upset L.A. by outbounding the Lakers 57-38; the Sonics threesome of worthy but unchosen All-Stars—Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Xavier McDaniel—combined for 90 points. Golden State edged New Jersey 150-147 in quadruple OT. The Warriors' Chris Washburn entered the NBA's drug rehab program.
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A Roundup Of The Week Jan. 26-feb. 1

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MILEPOSTS—CONVICTED: By a San Diego jury, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner JOHNNY RODGERS, 35, on charges of assault with a firearm involving a cable TV technician who tried to disconnect his service.

ELECTED: To Pro Football's Hall of Fame, fullback LARRY CSONKA, 40, who rushed for 8,081 yards from 1968 to '79; quarterback LENNY DAWSON, 51, who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-7 upset of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970 Super Bowl; defensive tackle JOE GREENE, 40, who inspired the Pittsburgh Steelers to four championships in the '70s; running back JOHN HENRY JOHNSON, 57, who gained 6,803 yards from 1954 to '66; center JIM LANGER, 38, a Pro Bowler from 1973 to '78 for the Miami Dolphins; receiver DON MAYNARD, 50, a New York Jets star who averaged 42 catches and 789 yards in 15 seasons; and guard GENE UPSHAW, 41, a Raiders' stalwart from 1967 to '82 and now the executive director of the NFL Players Association.

NAMED: As 1986 Horse of the Year, LADY'S SECRET, who, as a 4-year-old filly, won 10 of 15 starts and more than $1.8 million.

PLEADED NO CONTEST: To charges reduced from felony assault to a misdemeanor of resisting arrest in Harris County, Texas, pitcher RON DARLING, 26, and infielder TIM TEUFEL, 28, of the world champion New York Mets; after an altercation with two off-duty Houston police officers outside Cooter's nightclub on July 19, 1986. Misdemeanor charges against two other Mets, pitchers RICK AGUILERA, 25, and BOB OJEDA, 29, were dropped.

PROMOTED: From assistant to head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, MIKE MURPHY, 36. Murphy was 4-4-2 as a fill-in for Pat Quinn, whom the NHL expelled for conflict of interest.

SIGNED: By the Boston Red Sox, three-time AL batting champ WADE BOGGS, 28, to a three-year contract for more than $5 million.

TRADED: By the Chicago Cubs, third baseman RON CEY, 38, to the Oakland A's for infielder LUIS QUINONES, 24.

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