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April 13, 1970
BASKETBALL—NBA: Semifinal playoff results (see page 22), East: Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 1; New York 3, Baltimore 3. West: Atlanta 4, Chicago 1; Phoenix 3, Los Angeles 2. Final regular-season statistical leaders: Scoring—Jerry West, Los Angeles, 31.2; Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee, 28.8; Elvin Hayes, San Diego, 27.5. Rebounds—Elvin in Hayes, San Diego, 16.9. Assists—Lenny Wilkens, Seattle, 9.1.
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April 13, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASKETBALL—NBA: Semifinal playoff results (see page 22), East: Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 1; New York 3, Baltimore 3. West: Atlanta 4, Chicago 1; Phoenix 3, Los Angeles 2. Final regular-season statistical leaders: Scoring—Jerry West, Los Angeles, 31.2; Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee, 28.8; Elvin Hayes, San Diego, 27.5. Rebounds—Elvin in Hayes, San Diego, 16.9. Assists—Lenny Wilkens, Seattle, 9.1.

ABA: Spencer Haywood's big week (79 points and 40 rebounds in two games) propelled Denver to a 3� game lead in the West. Washington, which had been closing in on first place, fell into a second-place tie with Dallas when the Chaparrals made the Caps their fourth straight victim 149-144. Dallas also exploded for a 50-point final quarter to down Eastern champion Indiana. Meanwhile, Los Angeles was striving to hold off New Orleans, which moved within half a game of a playoff slot behind Ron Franz' 26 points in a 115-104 win over the Caps. The Bucs also downed Indiana 120-106 as Jimmy Jones scored 37. In the Last, all was status quo, except for the 17,678 fans who took in the Kentucky-Carolina match at Louisville and established a new ABA attendance mark.

EAST: Indiana (1-3), Kentucky (3-1), Carolina (2-0), New York (1-3), Pittsburgh (1-3), Miami (0-2). WEST: Denver (2-0), Dallas (2-0), Washington (0-2), Los Angeles (1-1), New Orleans (2-0).

AMATEUR: Trailing by a point, the Columbia Sertoma Club turned the ball over with 11 seconds left in overtime, and the favored Armed Forces All-Stars held on for a 77-76 victory in the finals of the National AAU championship in Columbia, S.C.

COLLEGE: Nate Archibald, 5'11" guard for Texas-El Paso, scored 122 points in three games and led the South to a 127-100 rout of the East in the finals of the Aloha Basketball Classic in Honolulu.

BILLIARDS—Youthful endurance paid off for 23-year-old STEVEN COOK at the Stardust Open Pocket Billiard Tournament in Las Vegas. A competitor for only three years, the Tampa, Fla. resident edged veteran Joe Russo, 55, in an all-night marathon playoff and pocketed a $6,200 check as winner of the world's richest pocket billiard tournament.

BOWLING—DON JOHNSON, two times runnerup in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions, missed a 300 game by one pin but finally claimed the $25,000 winner's check, defeating Dick Ritger 299-268 in the championship match.

BOXING—BOB FOSTER successfully defended a championship but lost a chance for bigger stakes, at least for the near future. Foster, who decked Roger Rouse four times while claiming a fourth-round technical knockout in defense of his world light heavyweight championship, had been the probable next opponent of heavy weight champ Joe Frazier. But Frazier, twisting and shouting during his nightclub act at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, fractured his right ankle on a dance turn and will be incapacitated for an indefinite period. Another heavyweight, a Spaniard who bills himself URTAIN, fared better. He shuffled to his 28th straight knockout against West Germany's Peter Weiland. The prize was the European heavyweight crown.

COLLEGE BASEBALL—JAMES STREET, better known for quarterbacking Texas to 20 straight victories, pitched the first perfect game in Southwest Conference history, 4-0 against Texas Tech.

DIVING—JIM HENRY, an Indiana student competing as an independent, earned high-point honors at the National AAU indoor diving championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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