BASKETBALL—NBA: Happy Hairston, Jerry West and Gail Goodrich combined for 70 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-93 win over Milwaukee—their first in three tries. The Lakers, paced by Wilt Chamberlain's 33 points and 27 rebounds, burned Portland 133-120 before crushing San Diego 133-105. Portland did a little trailblazing of its own, embarrassing the Bucks 123-111. In the Midwest Division Chicago caught on like hot pants, trouncing Baltimore 124-102, Cincinnati 131-99, Seattle 118-101, Philadelphia 114-102 and then finishing the week by clipping New York 109-102 as Bob Love scored 40 points. The Knicks handed the Bullets a 125-95 setback before downing Cincinnati 115-108 and falling to Detroit 108-99. In a battle of extremes, Baltimore blew both hot and cold as it defeated Buffalo 98-90. The Bullets roared to a 34-18 lead after one quarter but managed to score only nine points in the second period. Cleveland won over Buffalo for the sixth straight time, 101-91.
ABA: Poor Joe Caldwell spent a game day in the hospital undergoing tests for an injured abdominal muscle before he was rushed to the basketball court to score a healthy 56 points—a club record—and drive the Carolina Cougars to a 156-139 win over Kentucky. Virginia, meanwhile, smugly won all but one of its games. The Squires edged Pittsburgh 126-122, Memphis 114-111 and Florida 138-129, but lost to Utah 127-122. The Stars also fell on Texas 138-117, Kentucky 138-129 and second-place Indiana 120-111, to take a 1�-game lead in the West Division.
BOBSLEDDING—Air Force Sergeant JIM HICKEY piloted his four-man team to victory in the AAU championships at Lake Placid, N.Y. Hickey's sled ran through the 16-curve mile in a combined four-heat time of 4:40.73. Defending champion Paul Lamey finished fourth.
BOWLING—Southpaw LARRY LICHSTEIN, a 21-year-old native of Windsor Locks, Conn., scored five straight strikes to defeat defending champion Dave Davis 234-227 in the finals of the $75,000 Ebonite Open at San Jose, Calif.
FIGURE SKATING—JOHN MISHA PETKEVICH, winner of the U.S. figure skating championships two weeks ago, captured first place in the men's singles of the North American championships at Peterborough, Ontario. Three-time American champ Janet Lynn was upset by KAREN MAGNUSSEN of Vancouver, B.C. in the women's singles. JUDY SCHWOMEYER and JIM SLADKY of the U.S. took the dance title.
GOLF—TOM SHAW shot a final-round 69 to win the $200,000 Hawaiian Open at Honolulu (page 20). The Bing Crosby winner had a 273 total, one stroke ahead of Miller Barber.
GYMNASTICS—At University Park. Pa. the Soviet Union bested the U.S. 151.25 to 148.90. LYUDMILA TURISTCHEVA, the current world all-round champion, led the Russian victory by winning three of four events. CATHY RIGBY, the only American winner, won the balanced beam event. In the men's competition, the U.S. lost 226.55 to 221.95. VICTOR KLIMENKO won the all-round title for the Soviet team with 57.70 points.
HOCKEY—Trades shook the NHL last week. One involved the Philadelphia Flyers, who sent Goalie Bernie Parent and a second-round 1971 draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Goalie Bruce Gamble, Center Mike Walton and Toronto's first draft choice this year. The Flyers subsequently dealt Walton to the Boston Bruins for Rick MacLeish, the fourth pick of last year's draft. A more surprising move was Red Berenson's from St. Louis to Detroit, along with Tim Ecclestone. Detroit gave up Garry Unger and Wayne Connelly. Boston's position in the standings remained unchanged, however, as the Bruins kept their six-point lead over New York in the East Division. After being deadlocked in the cellar with Vancouver, Detroit moved upward a point. Chicago maintained its wide margin over St. Louis in the West Division.
HORSE RACING—In his first start since being purchased from the Harry F. Guggenheim estate by E.E. Gogelson, ACK ACK ($3.80) withstood a strong closing bid by Delaware Chief to win the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length. The 5-year-old covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:41[2/5].
In the Quaker Handicap at Liberty Bell in Philadelphia CHOMPION ($4) captured the 1? mile test in 1:54[1/5], almost five lengths ahead of Irurzun, who had a staggering 13 lengths over third-place On the Track.