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A roundup of the week April 6-12
Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
April 20, 1981
PRO BASKETBALL—With four straight victories over Chicago, by scores of 121-109, 106-97, 113-107 and 109-103, Boston swept its best-of-seven NBA quarterfinal series. Philadelphia and Milwaukee played give and take, the Sixers winning 125-122 behind 38 points by Julius Erving, the Bucks triumphing 109-99, Philly succeeding 108-103 and Milwaukee coming out on top 109-98. After a 107-98 Houston victory at San Antonio, the Spurs got 34 points from Mark Olberding for a 125-113 win. In the next game Houston received 41 points and 15 rebounds from Moses Malone for a 112-99 victory, and then lost 114-113 to even the series 2-2. Upstart Kansas City won three of four in its playoff with Phoenix (page 88).
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April 20, 1981

A Roundup Of The Week April 6-12

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Bold ego ($3.40), John Lively up, defeated Top Avenger by 1� lengths to win the $228,600 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. The 3-year-old covered the 1? miles in 1:50[2/5].

Bold 'n determined ($2.60), Eddie Delahoussaye up, beat La Bonzo by a nose to win the $219,700 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The 4-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:44[1/5].

MOTOR SPORTS—DARRELL WALTRIP, averaging 126.703 mph in a Buick, won the Rebel 500 Grand National race on the 1.366-mile oval of the Darlington ( S.C.) International Raceway. He finished half a second ahead of Harry Gant, who drove a Pontiac.

SOCCER—Fort Lauderdale got goals from Gerd Mueller and Teofilo Cubillas to defeat Edmonton 2-0 and bring its record to 3-0, the best in the NASL. The Cosmos beat Minnesota 3-1 on three goals by Giorgio Chinaglia.

SQUASH RACQUETS—SHARIF KHAN beat Aziz Khan 15-9, 15-5, 15-9 in Toronto to win the North American Open for the sixth straight time.

TENNIS—JIMMY CONNORS beat John McEnroe 6-4, 7-6 to win a $250,000 tournament in Tokyo.

Guillermo Vilas defeated Sammy Giammalva 6-2, 6-4 to win the $175,000 Houston National Championship.

Chris Evert Lloyd beat Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-2 to win a $150,000 tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

TRACK & FIELD—WILLIE BANKS triple-jumped 56'9�" in San Jose, Calif. to surpass by 1� inches his own four-week-old American outdoor record.

MILEPOSTS—ACQUITTED: By a circuit court jury in Eugene, Ore., RON BILLINGSLEA, 30, a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Oregon, of a charge of first-degree theft involving $1,680 in airline ticket refunds belonging to the university.

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