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A Roundup of the Week Jan. 14-20
Compiled by Amy Nutt
January 28, 1991
PRO BASKETBALL—It was a tough week for the Celtics, leaders in the Atlantic Division, whose 18-game home winning streak was snapped. The Warriors, led by Tim Hardaway's 37 points, won 110-105 at Boston Garden in a seesaw battle in which the lead changed hands 20 times. Then the lowly Nets, who hadn't won a game since Dec. 21, broke their 11-game losing streak with a 111-106 upset of the Celtics at the Garden. Mookie Blaylock had 26 points and Reggie Theus and Derrick Coleman each had 24 for New Jersey. Michael Jordan just missed a triple double, with 34 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, as the Central Division—leading Bulls upended the slumping Bucks 110-97. It was the fourth loss in a row for Milwaukee, which had held the division's top spot for more than a month. Jordan had 29 more points and the Bulls' defense sparkled as Chicago trimmed the Magic 99-88. Chicago held Orlando to only one basket in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter of that win. The Bulls' D was less effective against the Hawks, as Dominique Wilkins scored 34 points and Doc Rivers contributed four treys in Atlanta's 114-105 victory. The Spurs, atop the Midwest Division, had an up-and-down week as the Jazz thrashed them 124-102, helped along by an 18-6 run in the first four minutes of the final period. Utah's John Stockton finished the game with a career-high 28 assists, two short of the NBA record. Riding a 14-0 surge in the beginning of the final quarter, San Antonio then staged a spectacular comeback to shoot down the Mavericks 100-94, even though Dallas had led by as much as 19 points late in the third quarter. But the shaky Spurs couldn't do in the Hornets, as Rex Chapman scored 35 points and Johnny Newman had 30 to lead Charlotte to a 117-110 victory. It was the Nuggets who were up and down when they met the Spurs. Denver scored 67 points in the first half but shot only 16% from the field in the fourth quarter as it came unraveled 117-108. Portland, the leader in the Pacific Division, looked confident as Clyde Drexler came up with a triple double (32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) and the Blazers scored 41 points in the first quarter to pummel the Timberwolves 132-117. With six players in double figures in its next game and a 17-point cushion at halftime, Portland blasted the Bullets 123-99. Milwaukee couldn't hold on to a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in the Blazers' next game and fell to Portland 116-112.
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January 28, 1991

A Roundup Of The Week Jan. 14-20

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MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: By the Houston police, Boston Red Sox pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award winner ROGER CLEMENS, 28, on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, after allegedly jumping on the policeman's back and choking him as the officer was trying to arrest Clemens's brother Gary, 39, during a disturbance in a bar in West Houston.

By the Toronto police, sprinter BEN JOHNSON, 29, on charges of assault brought by a former teammate in the Mazda Track Club, Cheryl Thibedeau, after he allegedly choked Thibedeau at the Metro Toronto Track and Field Centre on Dec. 17.

Southern Cal quarterback TODD MARINOVICH, 21, on a charge of possession of nearly a gram of cocaine, in Newport Beach, Calif.

NAMED: As football coach at Long Beach State, WILLIE BROWN, 50, who most recently was the school's secondary coach under the late George Allen.

PLACED ON PROBATION: For two years by the NCAA, MIAMI OF OHIO's men's basketball program, after former coach Jerry Peirson admitted that during the 1988-89 season he had given an A in a theory of basketball course to a player, Karlton Clay-borne, though Clayborne never attended that class. In addition, the Mid-American Conference handed out these penalties: forfeiture of eight games in which Clayborne participated during the 1988-89 season, disallowance of any records he set and return of approximately $4,000 from the '89 conference tournament, in which Miami placed fourth.

DIED: GERNOT REINSTADLER, 20, a World Cup skier from Austria; of internal injuries suffered in a spill near the end of a downhill qualifying race; in Wengen, Switzerland. Reinstadler's death was the first on the World Cup circuit since 1970.

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