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A Roundup of the Week May 25-31
Compiled by Ivan Maisel
June 08, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—The Los Angeles Lakers completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle SuperSonics with a 132-102 victory to win the NBA Western Conference crown. The Lakers now play the champion Boston Celtics in the NBA final. Boston won the Eastern Conference title by beating the Detroit Pistons 117-114 in the seventh game of their series. Boston took Game 5, 108-107, when Larry Bird made a last-gasp steal and passed to Dennis Johnson for the decisive layup with :01 left. In Game 6, Detroit's fourth-quarter spurt led to a 113-103 Pistons victory and set up the 19th seventh-game final in Celtics history. Boston's record in seventh games is now 16-3 (page 30).
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June 08, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week May 25-31

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PRO BASKETBALL—The Los Angeles Lakers completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle SuperSonics with a 132-102 victory to win the NBA Western Conference crown. The Lakers now play the champion Boston Celtics in the NBA final. Boston won the Eastern Conference title by beating the Detroit Pistons 117-114 in the seventh game of their series. Boston took Game 5, 108-107, when Larry Bird made a last-gasp steal and passed to Dennis Johnson for the decisive layup with :01 left. In Game 6, Detroit's fourth-quarter spurt led to a 113-103 Pistons victory and set up the 19th seventh-game final in Celtics history. Boston's record in seventh games is now 16-3 (page 30).

BOXING—MIKE TYSON defended his WBA and WBC heavyweight titles with a TKO of Pinklon Thomas at 2:00 of the sixth round, in Las Vegas (page 26). On the same card, TONY TUCKER won the vacant IBF heavyweight crown with a TKO of James Douglas at 1:36 of the 10th round.

GOLF—DON POOLEY, with a 16-under-par 272, beat Curt Byrum by three strokes to win $140,000 and the Memorial Tournament, in Dublin, Ohio (page 73).

Cindy Rarick birdied the last four holes to sweep past Patty Sheehan, Betsy King and Jane Geddes by a stroke and win the Corning (N.Y.) Classic. Rarick's 13-under-par 275 earned her $41,250.

Bruce Crampton shot a 12-under-par 204 to hold off Walter Zembriski by a stroke and win $37,500 and the Denver Champions of Golf senior event.

The UNITED STATES defeated Great Britain and Ireland 16� matches to 7� to win the 31st Walker Cup, at Sunningdale, England. The U.S. stands 28-2-1 in the biennial amateur competition.

San Jose State won the NCAA Division I championship by one stroke over Furman with a 19-over-par 1,187, in Albuquerque. CAROLINE KEGGI of New Mexico parred the first hole of sudden death to defeat Anne Jones of San Jose State for the individual title. Both players finished regulation play at three-under-par 289.

HARNESS RACING—HERVE FILION, 47, became the first driver in history to win 10,000 races, at Yonkers Raceway. Filion is more than 3,500 victories ahead of runner-up Carmine Abbatiello.

PRO HOCKEY—The EDMONTON OILERS won their third Stanley Cup by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in the seventh game, at Edmonton. The Flyers had forced Game 7 by fighting back from a three-games-to-one deficit. In Game 5, Philly spotted Edmonton a 2-0 first-period lead before winning 4-3. The Oilers led Game 6, 2-1 in the third period, but goals by Brian Propp and J.J. Daigneault gave the Flyers the 3-2 win that extended the series (page 22).

HORSE RACING—GULCH ($13.60), ridden by Pat Day, held off King's Swan by a neck to win the $500,000 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont. The 3-year-old colt's time was 1:34[4/5].

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