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March 08, 1965
BASKETBALL—As it must to all Celtic teams in recent years, the Eastern Division title came to BOSTON last week with a 130-112 win over the Warriors. It was one of three straight victories that gave the Celts a 57-13 record and left them with their own 1961-62 single season win record (60) to shoot at. CINCINNATI, 14� games back, let its losing streak run to four before defeating the Knicks. PHILADELPHIA, tied 90-90 in the fourth quarter with the Bullets, scored 11 straight points and came up with a 122-112 win but finished the week with three losses. NEW YORK won two of four. LOS ANGELES lost to the Celtics 97-95, then recouped with two wins to increase its western lead by half a game over ST. LOUIS, which managed to split four despite a lengthy list of injuries. BALTIMORE held on to the third spot in a 3-2 week, but DETROIT, which played two and won two, moved a half game closer. SAN FRANCISCO dropped four, making its loss record 33 in 36 games.
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March 08, 1965

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASKETBALL—As it must to all Celtic teams in recent years, the Eastern Division title came to BOSTON last week with a 130-112 win over the Warriors. It was one of three straight victories that gave the Celts a 57-13 record and left them with their own 1961-62 single season win record (60) to shoot at. CINCINNATI, 14� games back, let its losing streak run to four before defeating the Knicks. PHILADELPHIA, tied 90-90 in the fourth quarter with the Bullets, scored 11 straight points and came up with a 122-112 win but finished the week with three losses. NEW YORK won two of four. LOS ANGELES lost to the Celtics 97-95, then recouped with two wins to increase its western lead by half a game over ST. LOUIS, which managed to split four despite a lengthy list of injuries. BALTIMORE held on to the third spot in a 3-2 week, but DETROIT, which played two and won two, moved a half game closer. SAN FRANCISCO dropped four, making its loss record 33 in 36 games.

BOATING—Sumner A. Long's big yawl from Larchmont, N.Y., ONDINE, with a 23:29-minute handicap, overtook the becalmed scratch boat, Stormvogel of Holland, on the last day of the nine-day, 1,300-mile Buenos Aires-to- Rio de Janeiro race and crossed the finish line first to take the overall title with a corrected time of 198:23:25.

The 38-foot sloop SABRE, skippered by R.C. Dungan of Bradenton, Fla., won the 80-mile Miami-to-West End (Grand Bahamas) race in rough seas and 30-knot winds in corrected time of 8:10:59.

BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY, 32, a veteran of 79 bouts, established his superiority over Oscar Bonavena, 22, in the first round with a smashing right to the head that sent Bonavena bouncing off the ropes, and went on to a unanimous 10-round decision over the Argentine heavyweight at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was Bonavena's first loss in nine fights as a professional.

COURT TENNIS—G. H. (Pete) BOSTWICK of Locust Valley, N.Y., took over the U.S. Open Court Tennis Championship that his brother Jimmy held but did not defend this year. He defeated James L. Van Alen II of Philadelphia 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 in the final match of the tournament held at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

HOCKEY—CHICAGO, 1-1-1 for the week, remained in first, three games ahead of MONTREAL, since the Canadiens were also 1-1-1. Their 3-3 tie was their third this season. DETROIT, which had been tied for third with TORONTO, leaped four points ahead when the Maple Leafs lost three straight, one to the Bruins and two to the Rangers. NEW YORK and BOSTON each won two and lost one. One of the Bruins' games was a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the first-place Black Hawks.

HORSE RACING—HILL RISE ($26.80), ridden by Don Pierce and carrying third weight of 120 pounds, beat Candy Spots by a length and a half to win the $145,000 Santa Anita Handicap (page 60). Top-weighted (131) Gun Bow set the pace for the first mile but faded to finish fourth.

In his first race at a mile and a sixteenth JACINTO, ridden by Manuel Ycaza, won the $57,900 San Felipe Handicap at Santa Anita by a neck over Lucky Debonair. It was the fifth straight victory for William Haggin Perry's Kentucky Derby contender.

MOTOR SPORTS—-The Ford GT, the only Detroit factory racer built for the big endurance tests, won its first major event—the 2,000-kilometer Continental at Daytona. It was driven by KEN MILES of Hollywood, Calif. and LLOYD RUBY of Wichita Falls, Texas.

SKI JUMPING—Form won out over distance at the national championships in Berlin, N.H., when DAVID HICKS of Duluth, Minn. took first place, despite a record-breaking 263-foot jump by Jay Martin of Minneapolis. Hicks jumped 249 and 256.

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