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A roundup of the week Feb. 2-8
Compiled by N. Brooks Clark
February 16, 1981
PRO BASKETBALL—While Philadelphia was putting some distance—2� games—between itself and Boston in the Atlantic Division (page 28), third-place New York was also winning. The Knicks defeated San Diego 101-98 behind Bill Cartwright's season-high 33 points and had 15 steals on the way to snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak, 112-94. New York then got its fourth victory in a row, 113-106 over New Jersey. Elsewhere the week was full of comebacks. After trailing 31-20 in the first period at Dallas, Kansas City hit 11 of its first 12 shots in the second quarter and 13 of its first 16 in the third to rally for a 121-100 triumph. With Washington's Greg Ballard on his way to scoring 38 points, Portland trailed the Bullets 72-57 with 5:09 remaining in the third period. The Trail Blazers rallied to put the game into overtime and won 111-104. New Jersey's Mike Newlin scored 43 points against San Diego, but that performance wasn't quite enough. With the Nets leading 79-73 in the third quarter, the Clippers scored 12 of the next 15 points and went on for a 110-102 victory. Indiana, playing Central Division-leading Milwaukee, trailed by 11 midway through the second period before recovering to win 108-99 with the help of 12 consecutive points in the final quarter. The Pacers got some of their own medicine from the Lakers. Los Angeles, behind 92-89 with 4:26 to play, took the lead on a layup and two free throws by Mike Cooper and triumphed 102-96. L.A. subsequently stretched its win streak to seven with a 111-102 victory at Detroit and trailed Phoenix in the Pacific Division by 3� games at week's end. Milwaukee defeated Boston 113-103, even though the Celtics scored the first 12 points of the game, and came back from a 15-point deficit to beat Cleveland 103-99 as Sidney Moncrief put the Bucks ahead to stay with a dunk with 3:20 left. Against San Antonio, No. 1 in the Midwest, Detroit's John Long scored 40 points but came away disappointed. With 25 seconds remaining, the Spurs' Paul Griffin intercepted a pass and converted a layup to make it 100-99. After Piston Guard Larry Drew missed two free throws, Dave Corzine of the Spurs clinched the victory with two foul shots. Against Denver, San Antonio trailed by 13 with 9:38 minutes to play. George Gervin then got 12 of his 37 points, and the Spurs won 135-132.
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February 16, 1981

A Roundup Of The Week Feb. 2-8

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Frederick W. Luehring, 99, an end for Chicago under Amos Alonzo Stagg (1903-05), who was the first basketball coach at Princeton (1912-19), was athletic director at Ripon ( Wis.) College (1919-20), and also coached at Nebraska (1920-22) and Minnesota (1922-30); in Swarthmore, Pa. He is credited with formulating the first rules for intercollegiate swimming.

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