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A roundup of the week Nov. 8-14
November 22, 1976
PRO BASKETBALL—Center Dave Cowens left the Boston Celtics and headed for his home in Cold Spring, Ky. The six-year veteran and MVP in 1973 was granted an indefinite leave of absence without pay (page 34). Cowens is not alone in thinking that there's no place like home. Most of the NBA teams would agree: home teams won 28 of the 37 games played. Midwest leader Denver fell victim to the Braves 105-94 in Buffalo, the Nuggets' first loss this season. Detroit won two games in Cobo Arena. Piston Center Bob Lanier netted 36 points to help down Central-leading Cleveland 123-112. Detroit picked up a 106-103 win in Chicago, the seventh straight loss for the last-place Bulls. The Spurs won three games in San Antonio to even their record at 6-6. Spur Forwards George Gervin and Larry Kenon combined for 59 points and nine steals in a 108-104 defeat of the Nets. Washington dropped to last place in the Central by losing both games of a home-and-home series with the 76ers. In the first game, which Philadelphia won 143-104, George McGinnis and Julius Erving scored a total of 64 points. Back in Landover, the Bullets lost again, 114-109, as McGinnis and Dr. J accounted for 48 points between them. Buffalo stayed home all week and increased its winning streak to three, with a 118-107 defeat of Boston. The wins put the Braves in a tie with Philadelphia for the Atlantic Division lead. Portland, on top in the Pacific, beat Kansas City 119-102 at home for its fifth win in a row. Then the Trail Blazers hit the road and dropped two games, 107-105 in Atlanta and 113-101 in San Antonio. SuperSonic Guard Slick Watts scored 25 points to help beat Indiana 121-118 for Seattle's 23rd consecutive regular-season home-court victory. All six of second-place Seattle's losses have been on the road.
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November 22, 1976

A Roundup Of The Week Nov. 8-14

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Ken Rosewall beat Ilie Nastase 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0 in the finals of the $75,000 Hong Kong Classic, and unseeded MARK COX of Great Britain fought off three match points to defeat Manuel Orantes 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 in the $150,000 Stockholm Open.

MILEPOSTS—PRESENTED: The Cy Young Award, for a record-tying third time to JIM PALMER of the Baltimore Orioles, and to RANDY JONES of the San Diego Padres—both pitched 315 innings, more than anyone else in their leagues. Palmer had a 22-13 record and a 2.51 ERA. Jones had a 22-14 record with five shutouts and a 2.74 ERA.

RETIRED: KORNELIA ENDER, 18, of East Germany, who broke 23 world swimming records and won four gold medals in the 1976 Olympics, and Australian swimmer JENNY TURRALL, 16, world record holder in the 1,500.

DIED: BARON GOTTFRIED von CRAMM, 67, a three-time Wimbledon finalist; in an automobile accident; near Cairo. Von Cramm, once the husband of Barbara Hutton, won 82 of 102 Davis Cup matches, the German championship four times and the French championship twice. After World War II he was a two-time winner of the West German championship.

DIED: FRANKIE CARBO, reportedly 72, underworld boxing boss, who was sentenced in 1961 to 25 years on conspiracy and extortion charges for trying to muscle in on earnings of World Welterweight Champion Don Jordan; of complications resulting from diabetes; in Miami Beach.

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