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PRO BASKETBALL—In the closing week of the regular season, George Gervin pumped in 35 points to lead San Antonio to the 118-106 triumph over Dallas that enabled the Spurs to nail down their second straight Midwest Division title. Gervin finished as the NBA's top scorer (32.3 points a game) for the fourth time in five seasons. By clinching the division crown, San Antonio earned a bye in this week's playoff mini-series, along with earlier division winners Boston (Atlantic), Milwaukee (Central) and Los Angeles (Pacific). Meanwhile, New Jersey (4-0 for the week) and Atlanta (2-2) wrapped up the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots. In the Western Conference, a six-team race for the final four berths ended on Saturday night. Along with San Antonio, the qualifiers were Houston (2-2), Phoenix (3-1) and Denver (2-2) (page 20).
BOWLING—PETE WEBER won his first PBA title by beating Pete McCordic 210-199 in a $100,000 tournament in Windsor Locks, Conn.
DIVING—At the U.S. indoor championships in Milwaukee, RON MERRIOTT won the one-and three-meter springboard events and DAN WATSON was the 10-meter platform titlist. Among the women, MEGAN NEYER retained her three-meter crown and also swept the one-meter competition. WENDY WYLAND won the platform title.
GOLF—KATHY WHITWORTH shot a seven-under-par 281 to defeat Patty Sheehan by nine strokes in the $150,000 Women's International at Hilton Head, S.C. It was Whitworth's 82nd career win, tying her with Mickey Wright as the LPGA's alltime winningest golfer.
HOCKEY—After a 3-2 overtime win at Montreal sent upstart Quebec into the quarterfinals, the Nordiques' momentum seemed to die. They were defeated 4-3 and 8-4 at Boston, first on Ray Bourque's 20-footer with :55 to play and then when Bruin rookies Keith Crowder and Barry Pederson erupted for two goals apiece. But on Sunday Wilf Paiement's overtime goal gave Quebec a 3-2 win. After eliminating Edmonton in Game 5 of the preliminary round, Los Angeles also got off to a shaky start in the quarters, losing 3-2 at Vancouver on Gary Lupul's third-period goal and 4-3 at home, in OT But L.A. did win the second game 3-2, when Steve Bozek scored in overtime, and thus trailed 2-1 in the series. Chicago beat St. Louis 5-4, as Doug Wilson ripped a 25-footer by Blues Goalie Mike Liut for the deciding score. St. Louis got even as Liut stopped 25 shots in a 3-1 triumph, but the Black Hawks pulled ahead again on Sunday, peppering Liut with 33 shots on goal in a 6-5 victory. In the Battle of New York, the Islanders and Rangers split Games 1 and 2 on Long Island, the Rangers winning 5-4 as Reijo Ruotsalainen blasted home a 50-footer with 1:58 to go in the opener, and the Islanders storming back in a 7-2 rout that featured a pair of Duane Sutter goals. On Sunday, Bryan Trottier scored in overtime and the Islanders regained the home-ice advantage in a 4-3 victory.
HORSE RACING—AIR FORBES WON ($3.20), Angel Cordero up, beat Shimatoree by a neck to win the $175,200 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The colt ran the 1? miles in 1:51 (page 22).
MARATHON—ALBERTO SALAZAR beat Dick Beardsley by 2 seconds to win the 86th Boston Marathon in the record time of 2:08.13. The victory equaled the narrowest in the race's history, and Salazar's time was only 38 seconds off his own world record. CHARLOTTE TESKE of West Germany placed first among the women in 2:29.33.