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BASKETBALL—NBA: Sam Jones scored a career-high 51 points as Boston defeated New York 118-109 to take the Eastern Division semifinals three games to one. In the finals, however, PHILADELPHIA gained a quick 2-0 lead by whipping the Celtics 127-113 and 107-102. In the first game Hal Greer tossed in 39 points, while Wilt Chamberlain had 24 points, 32 rebounds, 13 assists and blocked 12 shots. In the second, Chamberlain pulled down 29 rebounds. SAN FRANCISCO also raced to a 2-0 lead in the Western Division final playoffs with 117-115 and 143-136 victories over St. Louis as Rick Barry popped in 38 and 47 points. The Warriors' point total in the second game set a playoff record, and the combined total was the highest ever.
BILLIARDS—LUTHER LASSITER, 48, of Elizabeth City, N.C., defeated Jack Breit of Houston 150-73 in the finals of the 1967 World Pocket Billiards Tournament in New York City for his fourth title in the last five years.
BOATING—Ted Turner, the SORC's 1966 champion from Atlanta, sailed his new 40-foot-sloop VAMOOSE to a record-breaking victory in the 811-mile Miami-Montego Bay ( Jamaica) race with a corrected time of four days 22:33:47.
BOWLING—Twenty-six-year-old JIM STEFANICH of Joliet, Ill. won a two-frame roll-off over Don Johnson of Kokomo, Ind. to take the $25,000 first prize in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions in Akron, Ohio (page 86).
BOXING—Philadelphian GYPSY JOE HARRIS won his 17th straight professional fight with a unanimous decision over Welterweight Champion Curtis Cokes (45-9-3) of Dallas in a nontitle bout in New York's Madison Square Garden (page 77).
In another unanimous decision, Heavyweight Eddie Machen, 34, lost to California State Champion HENRY CLARK in a 12-rounder in Sacramento. After the fight, Machen announced his retirement from the ring because he had come "to the end of the line and this is a good time to get out."
Former Heavyweight Champion FLOYD PATTERSON, 32, stressed that he's "ready to meet Clay" by knocking out Bill McMurray of Sacramento in 2:37 of the first round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Pittsburgh.
FENCING—Defending champion NEW YORK UNIVERSITY gained the NCAA championship in Northridge, Calif. for the seventh time, with 72 points to runner-up Penn's 64, as two of its members took individual titles—GEORGE MASIN in the �p�e and MIKE GAYLOR in the foil. Sabre honors went to Penn's TODD MAKLER.