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A Roundup of the Week Nov. 20-26
Compiled by Stefanie Scheer
December 04, 1989
PRO BASKETBALL—The Hawks' 103-96 victory over the Pistons snapped Detroit's regular-season home winning streak at 25. The Pistons fell despite the efforts of Isiah Thomas, who scored 32 points, converted three of four three-point attempts, dished out 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds. Then, on the first big day of the Christmas shopping season, Thomas, still in a giving mood, handed out 16 assists, and Joe Dumars scored 19 of his 31 points in the first half as Detroit halted the Cavaliers' five-game winning streak 101-82. The Rockets, with Akeem Olajuwon amassing 21 points, handed injury-depleted Cleveland a second straight defeat 85-75; Chris Dudley, his broken left wrist in a cast, had to play anyhow. While Mark Price was nursing a sprained right ankle, Cleveland opened the season with an 0-4 record, but since his return, the Cavs have gone 5-2. The Midwest Division-leading Jazz also found itself hampered by injury. During Utah's fourth straight victory and seventh in eight games, 103-101 in OT over the Timberwolves, John Stockton, who had the league's longest consecutive-games-played streak among active players, at 418, sprained his ankle. That benched him for the Jazz's 119-97 loss to the Magic and Utah's 92-86 defeat by the Pacific Division-leading Lakers. Los Angeles then ran its winning streak to nine by beating the Spurs 132-112. The 76ers, with three wins on the week, moved into a tie with the Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead: Charles Barkley and Hersey Hawkins paced Philadelphia with 20 points apiece in a 113-103 win over the Heat; the Sixers knocked off the Bullets 121-108 behind Barkley's season-high 32 points and his 15 rebounds; and Barkley added another 24 points to give Philly a 111-103 victory over the Central Division-leading Pacers.
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December 04, 1989

A Roundup Of The Week Nov. 20-26

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NAMED: By the Baseball Writers Association of America: as the American League's Most Valuable Player, Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder ROBIN YOUNT, 34; and as National League MVP, San Francisco Giants leftfielder KEVIN MITCHELL, 27.

SOLD: By the NCAA to CBS for $1 billion, the rights to telecast the NCAA basketball tournament and 15 other championship events over seven years beginning in 1991 (page 66).

DIED: Atlanta Falcon rookie tackle RALPH NORWOOD, 23, who saw action in the Falcons' first 11 games this season; of injuries suffered in a one-car automobile accident; in Suwanee, Ga.

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