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A Roundup of the Week April 20-26
Compiled by Cathrine Wolf
May 04, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—"We wouldn't even show up for the next game if the league would let us." joked Denver coach Doug Moe after the Los Angeles Lakers tied a playoff record with 82 first-half points and crushed his team 128-95 in the opener of their best-of-five Western Conference quarterfinal. Sure enough, in Game 2 the seemingly absent Nuggets fell behind 16-4 en route to a 139-127 loss. Utah also took a 2-0 game lead, beating Golden State 99-85 and 103-100 behind Karl Malone's 42 points. Seattle rallied from a 151-129 embarrassment with a 112-110 win for a split in its series with Dallas (page 28). Ralph Sampson scored 23 points in his first start since Feb. 3 as Houston downed Portland 125-115. The Trail Blazers took the second game 111-98 as Clyde Drexler scored 32. Despite rallying from 21- and 11-point deficits, respectively, Chicago fell 108-104 and 105-96 to Boston, which has beaten the Bulls 15 straight. Dominique Wilkins went 9 of 10 from the floor and scored 27 of his 35 points in the second half as Atlanta beat Indiana 110-94. He had 43 more in a 94-93 win. Detroit downed Washington 106-92 and 128-85, with Isiah Thomas pouring in 51 points, and Milwaukee split with Philadelphia, winning 107-104, then losing 125-122 in OT.
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May 04, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week April 20-26

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DIED: LARRY BETHEA, 30, the 1977 Big Ten MVP and a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys from 1978 to '83; of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; in Hampton, Va.

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