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PRO BASKETBALL—Houston and Kansas City, both of whom entered the playoffs with 40-42 regular-season records, ended their Western Conference Cinderella championship series with a comeback story. The Rockets, ahead three games to one, trailed 23-12 late in the first quarter of Game 5, but fought back, behind 21 first-half points by Moses Malone (page 28), to tie the score 50-50 at the intermission. Kansas City once again moved in front in the second half, leading 77-73 going into the fourth period. The score was deadlocked 82-82 with 4:35 remaining, when Houston's Robert Reid hit on a drive and Calvin Murphy of the Rockets drove the length of the court for a layup. Houston never trailed again. Final score: 97-88. In the NBA championship series, Houston will face Boston, which won the Eastern Conference title 4-3 with a 91-90 victory over Philadelphia (page 26).
BOWLING—DONNA ADAMEK defeated Nikki Gianulius 201-190 to win the $50,000 U.S. Women's Open in Rockford, Ill.
Sally Little defeated Hollis Stacy and Kathy Whit-worth on the first hole of sudden death to win a $125,000 tournament at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The three finished regulation play at 287, one under par.
HOCKEY—Minnesota began its Stanley Cup semifinal series with Calgary by winning 4-1 in the Stampede Corral. Center Tim Young had a goal and two assists to lead a 44-shot Minnesota assault on Flames Goal-tender Pat Riggin. In Game 2 Riggin faced 39 shots and turned away 37 of them en route to a 3-2 Calgary triumph. The North Stars won 6-4 on Sunday behind Steve Christoff's third-period goal, to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Islanders, meanwhile, went three games up on the Rangers in the Battle of New York (page 58).
HORSE RACING—PLEASANT COLONY ($9), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, defeated Woodchopper by three-quarters of a length to win the 107th Kentucky Derby. The winner's time for the 1� miles was 2:02 (page 18).
Plucky Hussy ($44), Manuel Toquinto up, beat Real Speculation by three lengths to win the $248,780 Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park. The 2-year-old filly covered the five furlongs in 58[3/5] seconds.
Caterman ($6), Marco Castaneda aboard, defeated Opus Dei by half a length to win the $137,750 Golden Gate Handicap on the grass at Golden Gate Fields. The 5-year-old gelding ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:41[2/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, driving his Buick at an average speed of 149.376 mph, won a $346,660 Grand National 500 race on the 2.66-mile Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega. He finished one foot ahead of Buddy Baker, who also drove a Buick.