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A roundup of the week April 8-14
Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
April 22, 1985
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Detroit's Isiah Thomas made 21 assists in a 102-96 victory over Washington to bring his season total to 1,110 and break the NBA record of 1,099 set by Kevin Porter of the Pistons in 1978-79. Thomas had 13 more assists in the Pistons' final regular-season game, a 116-113 win over Cleveland, and so goes into the books with a total of 1,123. Eastern Division champion Boston, which faces Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs, closed with a 129-118 loss to New Jersey, which meets Detroit. Milwaukee, the Central winner, finished by handing New York its 12th straight loss (88-84) to leave the Knicks with a 24-58 record, their worst since 1964. The Bucks open the playoffs at Chicago. Washington is paired with Philadelphia. In the Western Conference the matchups are Denver (page 58) vs. San Antonio, Los Angeles vs. Phoenix, Portland vs. Dallas and Houston vs. Utah.
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April 22, 1985

A Roundup Of The Week April 8-14

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MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As basketball coaches: at Arkansas, NOLAN RICHARDSON, 43, who went 119-37 in his five years as coach at Tulsa; at Oral Roberts, TED OWENS, 55, the former coach at Kansas (1964-83); at California, LOU CAMPANELLI, 46, who was formerly at James Madison.

REVERSED: By the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the disqualification of Chiefs Crown in the March 30 Flamingo Stakes that had resulted in the awarding of first place to Proud Truth. The official winner is now Chief's Crown, with Proud Truth in second.

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