BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON won its 10th league championship in 12 years, beating Los Angeles four games to two (page 34).
ABA: Eastern Division titlist PITTSBURGH gave its city a major league championship for the first time since the Pirates won the World Series in 1960 by taking the best-of-seven playoffs 4-3 over New Orleans. Connie Hawkins, who had suffered a torn knee ligament and missed the fifth game, scored 41 points in the sixth as the Pipers beat the Buccaneers 118-112 to tie the series 3-3. In the final game, won by Pittsburgh 122-113, Charlie Williams popped in 35 points and Hawkins scored only 20, but he led both teams with 16 rebounds and nine assists.
BOWLING—After 75 days and 228,775 games, the American Bowling Congress Tournament in Cincinnati finally ended with JIM STEFANICH of Joliet, Ill. and VINCE MAZZANTI of Philadelphia the winners of the classic and regular all-events titles. Other divisional champions were DAVE DAVIS of Phoenix, Ariz., classic singles; WAYNE KOWALSKI of Revere, Mass., regular singles; BILL TUCKER of Los Angeles and DON JOHNSON of Kokomo, Ind., classic doubles; RICH STARK and WALT ROY of Glenwood Springs, Colo., regular doubles; BOWL-RITE SUPPLY of Joliet, Ill., classic team; and DAVE'S AUTO SUPPLY of Philadelphia, regular team.
GOLF—ROBERTO DE VICENZO of Argentina won the $100,000 Houston Champions International tournament, shooting a final round 68 to finish at 274 for the 72 holes, one stroke ahead of Lee Trevino (page 63).
Carol Mann of Towson, Md. gained her third LPGA title in three weeks when she won the $11,500 Shreveport Kiwanis Club tournament with a 54-hole total of 217.
HANDBALL—Sixth-seeded SIMON (Stuffy) SINGER of Los Angeles defeated Ray Neveau of Oshkosh, Wis. 21-9, 18-21, 21-18 to gain the singles title at the USHA four-wall championships in St. Louis. JIMMY JACOBS and MARTY DECATUR of New York City successfully defended their doubles title, beating Oscar and Ruby Obert, also of New York, 21-19, 21-9 in the finals.
HARNESS RACING—Nevele Acres' 5-year-old New Zealand-bred CARDINAL KING ($3.20) gained his second straight victory in Yonkers' international pacing series with a�-length win over First Lee in the $50,000 Good Time Pace.
HOCKEY—NHL: ST. LOUIS beat Minnesota 2-1 in double overtime to win the West Division Stanley Cup playoff series 4-3 (page 68). In the Stanley Cup final MONTREAL, the East Division winner, took a 1-0 lead by beating the Blues 3-2 in overtime.
HORSE RACING—DANCER'S IMAGE ($9.20) won the 94th running of the $165,100 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs by 1� lengths over favored Forward Pass (page 28).
The $63,720, 1[1/16] mile Kentucky Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, also in its 94th running at Churchill Downs, was won by DARK MIRAGE ($4.40), Manuel Ycaza up, by 4� lengths over Miss Ribot.