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BASKETBALL—ABA: New York (page 62) tied the championship series 1-1 by beating Indiana 117-115 in Indianapolis as Rick Barry scored 29 points and Bill Melchionni 26. Then, before a playoff record crowd of 15,241 at the Nassau Coliseum, the Nets lost to the Pacers 114-108 on rookie George McGinnis' 30 points and 20 rebounds to give Indiana a 2-1 edge. Barry tossed in 44 points, but Melchionni was held to seven.
Undefeated GEORGE FOREMAN, the third-ranked heavyweight contender, raised his number of knockouts of 33 and his wins to 36 When he stopped Miguel Paez of Argentina in the second round of a scheduled 15-rounder in Oakland.
GOLF—Despite a final-round 73, JERRY HEARD won the $125,000 Colonial National Invitational in Fort Worth by two strokes over Fred Marti.
HORSE RACING—Bobby Woodhouse guided Rokeby Stable's KEY TO THE MINT ($4.60) to a strong 2�-length win over Ladiga in a 1[1/16]-mile, $12,000 prep for the Preakness at Pimlico. Upper Case, scheduled to be an entry with Riva Ridge in the Preakness, finished last in the five-horse field.
Susan's Girl ($3.40), Victor Tejada up, won her seventh straight stakes (sixth this season) and the first leg of the NYRA triple crown for fillies when she took the $65,200 Acorn Stakes at Aqueduct by 2� lengths over Wanda, setting a record of 1:34[3/5] for the mile event.
Onandaga ($68.20) won the 1�-mile, $59,000 Dixie Handicap on turf at Pimlico by three lengths over STAR ENVOY as the favorite, Run the Gantlet, the 1971 Grass Horse of the Year, finished fourth, 7� lengths back.
LACROSSE—Trailing 10-7 early in the third period, No. 2-ranked MARYLAND, led by John Kaestner, who scored two goals and had tour assists overall, upset top-ranked and previously undefeated Johns Hopkins 13-12 in the last game of the regular season. Hopkins Attackman Jack Thomas was held to only seven shots, but he made four goals and assisted on two others to lift his totals to 30 goals and 37 assists.
Midfielder Mike Griswold scored a goal with 2:14 left in the second overtime period to give fourth-ranked ARMY a 9-8 win over Navy, ranked No. 3, while fifth-ranked VIRGINIA scored six straight goals in the second half to defeat seventh-ranked Washington & Lee 10-9.