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PRO BASKETBALL—In games leading up to the All-Star break, stand-ins stole the limelight. Chicago got 18 points from reserve Center Dwight Jones and a total of 56 from its bench in a 118-101 triumph over Golden State. It was the Bulls' fifth consecutive win. Chicago then hosted Boston, which had won a showdown with Philadelphia, 104-101, the night before to run its win streak to 13. The Celtics, suffering an obvious letdown, lost 108-85 to the Bulls. In the fourth quarter of that game, Chicago backups Ricky Sobers, James Wilkes and Jones scored 26 of their team's 30 points to help raise the Bulls' record to .500 (27-27). Boston, meanwhile, fell half a game behind the 76ers in the Atlantic Division. Another clutch performance came from Phoenix understudy Rich Kelley. After starting Center Alvan Adams reinjured his left ankle during a Suns game at New York, Kelley stepped in to score seven late points and make two steals as Phoenix beat the Knicks 99-94. Despite losses to Philadelphia (98-93), Washington (108-98) and Cleveland (115-111), the Suns maintained a 3�-game lead over Los Angeles in the Pacific Division. After a 118-110 defeat at Portland and a 112-108 victory over the Nets, San Antonio remained 9� games ahead of second-place Houston in the Midwest, but still it was a bad week for the Spurs. Reserve Forward Kevin Restani was involved in an auto accident in which he suffered six broken ribs, lung damage and minor burns. Though Center Dan Issel was out with the flu, Denver handed Central Division-leading Milwaukee a 131-118 defeat as Kiki Vandeweghe, Dave Robisch and Billy McKinney combined for 50 points coming off the bench. And in a 119-114 San Diego victory over Kansas City, backups Ron Davis and Henry Bibby scored 18 points apiece. In the 31st All-Star Game in Richfield, Ohio, the Eastern Conference defeated the West 123-120.
BOXING—JEFF CHANDLER retained his WBA bantamweight crown with a unanimous 15-round decision over Jorge Lujan in Philadelphia.
HOCKEY—Last-place Winnipeg, which earlier had sustained losses at Washington (4-3) and Boston (7-6), where Rick Middleton scored the game-winner for the Bruins on a rebound with 46 seconds to play, ended the week with a 2-0 victory at Toronto. Jet Goalie Markus Mattsson stopped 38 shots en route to his first NHL shutout. After losing 4-2 at Toronto, Detroit skated to a 2-2 standoff with Quebec, with whom the Red Wings were tied for next to last, and then drew 3-3 with Minnesota. The Nordiques had a 3-0 lead over Los Angeles in the second period, but the Kings rallied, with wings Steve Jensen and Jim Fox each scoring twice, to win 7-5. Quebec's week ended with a 5-1 triumph over the Islanders, who were first in the standings with 74 points. Nordique Marc Tardif had a hat trick as his team beat the Islanders for the first time ever.
HORSE RACING—SUPER MOMENT ($8.80), ridden by Fernando Toro, defeated Exploded by three lengths to win the $235,000 Charles H. Strub Stakes at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old covered the 1� miles in 2:01[1/5].
Jet View ($18), Robert Adair up, beat Sparkling Moolah by a neck to win the $203,000 El Primero Del A�o Derby for quarter horses at the Los Alamitos Raceway. The 3-year-old covered the 400 yards in 19.98 seconds.
MOTOR SPORTS—The team of Brian Redman, Bobby Rahal and Bob Garretson combined to drive their Porsche Turbo 935 to victory in the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona Beach. They averaged 113.153 mph to complete a total of 2,718.72 miles during the race.
POWERLIFTING—BILL KAZMAIER of Auburn, Ala. set superheavyweight world records for the bench press (661.5 pounds) and total (2,425.0) at the West Georgia Open in Columbus. At the same meet JAN TODD, who is also from Auburn, established women's heavyweight records in the squat (545.5), deadlift (480.0) and total (1,229.5).