PRO BASKETBALL—All the records obliterated during the week in the NBA belonged to the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. An electrical short in his music room apparently started a fire that destroyed his $2.5 million home in the L.A. community of Bel Air. His 3,000-album collection of jazz records also went up in flames. After a 122-120 loss at Dallas, Los Angeles won two from Kansas City—143-125, Abdul-Jabbar scoring 28 points playing only the first three quarters, and 116-106. Seattle, trailing the first-place Lakers by 10 games in the Pacific Division, knocked off two division leaders—Milwaukee of the Central (117-114), San Antonio of the Midwest (115-103)—before losing to Philadelphia, No. 1 in the Atlantic (97-96). Chicago beat Houston by the ninth-largest margin in NBA history: 129-76. The record is 63, set in L.A.'s 162-99 win over Golden State in 1972.
BOWLING—GUPPY TROUP defeated Ted Hannahs 237-221 to win a $125,000 PBA tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.
BOXING—RAFAEL ORONO retained his WBC super flyweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Pedro Romero in Caracas, Venezuela.
CURLING—In the women's nationals in Grafton, N. Dak., WASHINGTON defeated Illinois 8-6.
DOG RACING—Bob Riggin's COMIN ATTRACTION ($37.80) beat B.J. Gentleman Jim by a length to win the $120,000 Greyhound Grand Prix at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
FIGURE SKATING—In the U.S. Championships in Pittsburgh, SCOTT HAMILTON won the men's title for the third year in a row, while ROSALYNN SUMNERS retained her women's championship. For the third straight year KITTY and PETER CARRUTHERS won the pairs competition. JUDY BLUMBERG and MICHAEL SEIBERT were first in the dance (page 75).
GOLF—TOM KITE shot a 12-under-par 276 to win the $325,000 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. Rex Caldwell and Calvin Peete were second, two strokes back (page 28).
Nancy Lopez beat four other golfers by a stroke to win a $150,000 LPGA tournament in North Miami Beach, Fla. She shot a three-under-par 285.
HOCKEY—While Boston maintained its solid Adams Division lead (page 32), Chicago added to its Norris Division margin with victories over St. Louis (5-0), Pittsburgh (7-4), Detroit (4-3) and the Rangers (4-1). The news was also good for Washington, which tied Quebec (4-4) to extend its unbeaten string to eight games. The Caps now have as many wins (27) as they've accumulated in any season in the nine-year history of the franchise. At the All-Star break, Washington was tied for second with the Islanders in the Patrick Division behind Philadelphia. In the Smythe Division, Calgary gained three points on first-place Edmonton as Kent Nilsson had hat tricks in successive triumphs over Montreal (7-3) and Pittsburgh (7-4).
HORSE RACING—SWING TILL DAWN ($78.80), Patrick Valenzuela up, won the $290,500 Charles H. Strub Stakes by two lengths over Wavering Monarch at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old colt ran the 1� miles in 2:02.