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December 05, 1966
BASKETBALL—NBA: Eastern Division leader PHILADELPHIA'S (18-2) eight-game winning streak ended with a 111-106 loss to the Royals, but a new one started when the 76ers took their next three games. In a 129-115 win over the Bullets, Wilt Chamberlain hit on 16 of 17 shots from the floor and nine of 11 from the foul line for 41 points, and in a 131-123 victory over the Pistons Wilt had 15 assists. BOSTON (15-3) with a 3-1 week remained two games behind the 76ers, while CINCINNATI (9-10) finally showed signs of emerging from its early-season lethargy by taking three of four and moving ahead of NEW YORK (10-12) into third. The Knicks and last-place BALTIMORE (4-19) both lost three of four. In the Western Division, first-place SAN FRANCISCO (14-8) dropped two of five, but the Warriors' lead stretched to three games as ST. LOUIS (9-9) lost four straight. DETROIT (10-12) upset the Celtics 107-105 and split two other games, while LOS ANGELES (7-13) won two of three and climbed out of the cellar past CHICAGO (8-16), losers of two of three. The Bulls' one win, 121-117 over the Lakers, broke a nine-game losing streak.
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December 05, 1966

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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DIED: MATTY BEGOVICH, 56, for 21 years a collegiate and professional basketball referee and considered by many to be the best official in the game until his retirement in 1956; after complications caused by a heart attack in September; in Miami Beach.

DIED: NORRIS FRIEL, 60, technical director for NASCAR; after an abdominal operation two weeks ago; in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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