PRO BASKETBALL—With seven seconds left and Central Division-leading Milwaukee tied with Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles 94-94, Sidney Moncrief of the Bucks saw his chance and took it. He drove down the lane past Magic Johnson to lay in the winning basket at the buzzer. With triumphs over New York (131-99) and Cleveland (116-104), Boston took a 2�-game lead on Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division, while in the Midwest San Antonio stretched its margin over Denver to 5� games with wins over the 76ers (103-95) and Kansas City (126-115). In the 32nd All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western 120-118 at the Meadowlands.
BOWLING—ART TRASK defeated Mal Acosta 239-200 to win a $125,000 PBA tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.
BOXING—WILFRED BENITEZ successfully defended his WBC junior middleweight championship with a unanimous decision over Roberto Duran in Las Vegas (page 22).
Arturo Frias retained his WBA lightweight title on a technical decision over Ernesto Espana when the bout was stopped because of an accidental butt by Espana in the ninth round in Los Angeles.
FIGURE SKATING—In the U.S. Championships in Indianapolis, SCOTT HAMILTON retained the men's title, while ROSALYNN SUMNERS was first among the women. PETER and CAITLIN CARRUTHERS defended their championship in the pairs competition, as did JUDY BLUMBERG and MICHAEL SEIBERT in the dance.
GOLF—LANNY WADKINS won the $300,000 Phoenix Open with a 21-under-par 263, the lowest 72-hole total carded on the tour in seven years. Jerry Pate was second, six strokes back.
Johnny Miller shot an 18-under-par 270 to win the $300,000 San Diego Open by a stroke over Jack Nicklaus.
Hollis Stacy beat JoAnne Carner on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win a $125,000 LPGA tournament in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Both finished regulation play at six-under-par 282.
HARNESS RACING—HYMOUR, driven by Jean-Pierre Dubois, beat Jiosco by a nose to win the 58th Prix d'Am�rique at Vincennes, France. The 9-year-old trotted the 1[5/8] miles in 3:19.9.
HOCKEY—The Islanders started the week quickly, getting five goals in the first 4:08 of their 9-2 triumph over Pittsburgh; it is believed to be an NHL record for a game-starting spree. The Islanders, in first place in the Patrick Division, went on for two more victories, 6-3 in a return match with Pittsburgh and 4-2 over Norris Division-leading Minnesota. After tying a league-record six games in a row, Los Angeles got its first win in 17 games, 7-4 over St. Louis, but returned to form with a 6-3 loss to the Rangers. First-place Buffalo of the Adams Division lost thrice in the Canadian west: 4-3 to Vancouver, with Canuck Stan Smyl getting a hat trick: 3-1 to Smythe Division-leading Edmonton, with Wayne Gretzky scoring the winning goal; and 3-2 to Calgary. Those defeats allowed Montreal to creep within a point of the top in the Adams Division. The Canadiens beat Quebec 8-3, Boston 6-3 and Detroit 5-3. Gretzky helped Edmonton maintain its record as the NHL's best team by scoring three goals in a 7-4 win over Philadelphia. His 67 goals, in just 55 games, are nine short of Phil Esposito's single-season record of 76.