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A roundup of the week Feb. 22-28
Compiled by Bruce Anderson
March 08, 1982
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston's Larry Bird had his bell rung Sunday in a first-half collision with Milwaukee's Harvey Catchings and spent the end of the second quarter and all of the third in the locker room, but he shook off his head injury to score 11 fourth-quarter points and give the Celtics a 106-102 victory. The win gave Boston first place in the Atlantic Division, by a half game over Philly, and the best record in the league—40-15 to the Bucks' and Sixers' 40-16. Bird had other heady moments earlier in the week when he led the Celts with 27 and 24 points, respectively, as they beat Utah 132-90 and San Diego 122-110. Philadelphia began the week by defeating San Diego 115-101 behind Julius Erving's 34 points to run its winning streak to 10. The 76ers then fell 116-114 to Los Angeles in double overtime and 134-125 to Denver. Against Philly, the Pacific Division-leading Lakers got a season-high 41 points—five of them in the final overtime—19 rebounds and five blocked shots from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. L.A. also beat Denver, 145-129, Seattle, 104-98, and Cleveland, 102-101. Like the Lakers, the New York Knicks snapped an opponent's long win streak, beating Milwaukee 113-110 to hand the Bucks their first loss in 13 games. The Knicks, last in the Atlantic Division, found little joy in that victory. "We don't have the luxury of waiting until someone comes in here with a winning streak before we start winning," said Knick Guard Mike Newlin, who led New York with 23 points. The Central Division-leading Bucks then beat New Jersey 113-106 before losing to Boston. The Houston Rockets continued to fly high, with Moses Malone and Elvin Hayes combining for 180 points in three wins. Still, the Rockets trailed division-leading San Antonio by 4� games in the Midwest race (page 28).
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March 08, 1982

A Roundup Of The Week Feb. 22-28

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TENNIS—IVAN LENDL defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to win the $300,000 Bitti Bergamo Memorial Tournament in Genoa, Italy.

Jimmy Connors beat Johan Kriek 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win a $300,000 Grand Prix event in Monterrey, Mexico.

Andrea Jaeger beat Chris Evert Lloyd 7-6, 6-4 to win a $150,000 event in Oakland, Calif.

TRACK & FIELD—At the national indoor championships in New York City, JOAN HANSEN, in her first two-mile race, set a women's world indoor record of 9:37.03 to surpass Francie Larrieu's 1981 mark by 1.07 seconds; CHANDRA CHEESEBOROUGH broke her own year-old world record in the women's indoor 220 by .02 of a second with a 23.25 in a heat; and EVELYN ASHFORD ran a 6.54 in the 60-yard dash to break by .06 of a second Jeanette Bolden's month-old women's indoor world mark (page 26).

Billy Olson pole-vaulted 18'10" in Kansas City, surpassing his week-old world-indoor record by half an inch.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As coach of the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League, MANNY SCHELLSCHEIDT, 41. He replaces former U.S. Olympic Soccer Coach WALT CHYZOWYCH, 44, who was fired after Philadelphia got off to a 7-18 start.

As coach of the San Jose Earthquakes, PETER SHORT, 37. He replaces JIMMY GABRIEL, 41, who resigned after ending the indoor season with a 5-13 mark.

RESIGNED: Effective at the end of the season, Michigan Tech Hockey Coach JOHN MacINNES, 56, who in 26 seasons led Tech to three NCAA titles and a 554-293-38 record. He has had more victories than any other U.S. college hockey coach.

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