BASKETBALL—BOSTON increased its lead in the East to 11 games, winning four and losing one as second-place CINCINNATI slumped, losing four of five. PHILADELPHIA won two out of four games, one of them a 118-105 victory over the Celtics, thereby accounting for four of Boston's nine defeats this season. The game drew a crowd of 10,831, the largest ever to see a 76er game in Philadelphia. Wilt Chamberlain pleased all with 27 points and 34 rebounds while holding Bill Russell to 12 points and 17 rebounds. NEW YORK was one for five, two of its losses coming in hectic games against the Celtics. In the second, Bill Russell fouled out for the first time this se son, Willie Naulls was carried off with a concussion and Red Auerbach was ejected. What looked like a tight race in the West at the beginning of the week opened up a bit on scoring sprees by LOS ANGELES' Jerry West (page 12) and Elgin Baylor, which led the Lakers to five straight wins. West scored 197 points, Baylor 166. ST. LOUIS, in second place, beat the Knicks and the Bullets but stumbled twice over fourth-place DETROIT, which moved within praying distance of third place with four wins and a loss. BALTIMORE, tied for second at the start of the week, dropped back to third with a crash, losing three straight. SAN FRANCISCO finally ended its record-setting losing streak at 17, beating the Royals 105-90, then started on another with two defeats to the Lakers.
BOBSLEDDING—Canadian Olympic gold medalist VIC EMERY piloted the winning sled in the World Four-Man Bobsled Championships at St. Moritz with a combined time of 5:17.78 for four runs. Italy's No. 1 sled was second, with the American sled piloted by Fred Fortune of Lake Placid, N.Y. right behind.
GOLF—GEORGE ARCHER beat New Zealander Bob Charles on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the $57,500 Lucky International Open Golf Tournament in San Francisco.
HARNESS RACING—- Europe's most important harness race, the $100,000 Grand Prix d'Am�rique (page 20), was won by French-owned OZO (F 1.65) in 3:29.2 in the rain.
HOCKEY—Top to bottom, the NHL standings remained frozen. The top, MONTREAL, kept its two-point lead over the Black Hawks with a pair of wins in three games, while CHICAGO split four, one of them a 3-0 victory over the Canadiens. TORONTO and DETROIT each won twice to stay in third and fourth, the Maple Leafs six points behind the Canadiens, the Red Wings seven. NEW YORK beat the Bruins 5-2, but two subsequent losses left the team deep in fifth. BOSTON, fish in a barrel, dropped three, mustering only five goals to the opponents' 17.
HORSE RACING—CANDY SPOTS, racing for the third time after being out of action for 16 months because of injuries, went a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42[1/5] to win the $27,550 San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita, by 2� lengths.
William Haggin Perry's JACINTO, a son of Bold Ruler, won Santa Anita's $10,000 Long Beach Purse, running seven furlongs in 1:20[3/5], a track record for 3-year-olds.
SKIING—While America's best skiers were competing in the Roch Cup (page 50), Europe's Olympians were busy too. Both JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY of France and LUDWIG LEITNER of West Germany, competing in the Emile Allais Cup races at M�g�ve, France, scored victories for the second week in a row, Killy in the slalom and Leitner in the downhill. Killy also took the combined title. Nearby, the women performed in the St. Gervais International Grand Prix where MARIELLE GOITSCHEL of France defeated Annie Famose in the slalom, and Austria's CHRISTL HAAS walloped her nearest rival in the downhill by two full seconds.
Olympic Giant Slalom Champion FRANCOIS BONLIEU of France, who turned professional a week ago. won his first pro race when he took the giant slalom at the Professional World Alpine Championships at Seefeld, Austria. ADRIAN DUVILLARD of France, whose last amateur win was at the 1960 Hahnenkamm races, finished first in the slalom.
SKI JUMPING—TORALF ENGAN. Norway's Olympic champion in the 90-meter event, jumped 251, 243 and 238 feet on the 70-meter Intervale Hill at Lake Placid, N.Y. to win the International Masters Trophy tournament over a field of 34 that included 15 Olympians. His first jump broke, by seven feet, the slope record set in 1942 by fellow Norwegian Torger Tokle.