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A roundup of the week Feb. 15-21
Compiled by Bruce Anderson
March 01, 1982
PRO BASKETBALL—Seattle ended a four-game losing streak by beating Washington 105-87, but that win proved to be only a brief respite for the struggling Sonics, who had begun the week by surrendering the Pacific Division lead to Los Angeles with a 108-101 loss to the Lakers. Seattle also labored through a 3�-hour, four-overtime game with Atlanta, only to lose 127-122. The Sonics finished their long week on an upbeat, downing Boston 103-100. The Lakers stayed ahead of Seattle by beating Golden State 126-106 and Denver 132-131. Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia won all three of its games, as did Milwaukee, the Central Division front-runner, which ran its win streak to 12 games. George Gervin of Midwest Division-leading San Antonio scored 49 and 38 points, respectively, in wins over Detroit (126-112) and Denver (126-121). His 39 points were not enough, however, when lowly San Diego beat the Spurs 118-101. Clipper Charlie Criss, at 5'6" the smallest player in the NBA, had a career-high 34 points in that win.
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March 01, 1982

A Roundup Of The Week Feb. 15-21

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RESIGNED: As coach of the Chicago Black Hawks, KEITH MAGNUSON, 34, who had a two-year record of 48-59-26. He was replaced by General Manager BOB PULFORD, 45, two-time NHL Coach of the Year.

TRADED: By the Kansas City Kings, Forward CLIFF ROBINSON, 21, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Forward REGGIE JOHNSON, 24. The Kings also sent Forward JOHN LAMBERT, 29, to the San Antonio Spurs for a third-round draft choice in 1984 and cash.

By the Detroit Pistons, Forward PHIL HUBBARD, 25, and Center PAUL MOKESKI, 25, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Forward KENNY CARR, 26, and Center BILL LAIMBEER, 24.

By the Cleveland Indians, Pitcher SID MONGE, 30, to the Philadelphia Phillies, for Outfielder BAKE McBRIDE, 33.

DIED: NESTOR CHYLAK, 59, who in 25 years as a major league umpire worked five World Series and four All-Star games; of a heart attack; in Dunmore, Pa.

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