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A Roundup of the Week Feb. 16-22
Compiled by Bailey Breene Gendron
March 02, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—Washington beat the Lakers 114-99, only the third time this season the Pacific Division leaders have scored under 100, but Los Angeles bounced back with a 128-122 win over Denver, a 110-100 victory over Chicago, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored his 36,000th career point, and a 112-110 OT triumph over Philadelphia when James Worthy scored with three seconds on the OT clock. Portland, 3-0 for the week, remained 7� games behind L.A. despite wins over the Clippers (110-105), Phoenix (124-108) and Milwaukee (124-120). In the Atlantic, Philadelphia kept pace with division-leading Boston as both teams went 3-1. The Celtics lost their second straight, to Utah 109-89, but came on strong to win the next three: Kevin McHale put in 28 points in a 113-96 thrashing of Dallas; Robert Parish scored 30 points to help put Houston away 99-92; and Boston beat San Antonio 121-113, its 16th straight win over the Spurs since 1980. Dominique Wilkins contributed 35 points to Atlanta's 107-103 defeat of Detroit, but Adrian Dantley responded with 75 points in the Pistons' next three wins, 117-105 over Seattle, 102-97 over the Hawks and 122-110 over the Knicks, to give Detroit the Central Division lead (page 14). Dallas held on to the Midwest lead despite early losses to Houston (105-100) and Boston. Mark Aguirre exploded for 41 points in the Mavericks' 122-107 mauling of San Antonio and added 29 more the next night as Dallas downed Golden State 122-111 in OT.
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March 02, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week Feb. 16-22

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TENNIS—BORIS BECKER defeated Stefan Edberg 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 to win $59,500 and a tour event, in Indian Wells, Calif. (page 50).

Steffi Graf beat Helena Sukova 6-2, 6-3 to win a tour event and $50,000, in Boca Raton, Fla.

TRACK & FIELD—EAMONN COGHLAN established a world indoor best of 4:54.07 for the 2,000 meters, in Los Angeles, surpassing by 4.53 seconds Steve Scott's six-year-old mark.

Bruno Marie-Rose of France ran a world indoor record of 20.36 in the 200 meters, in Li�vin, France, bettering by .16 the mark set in 1985 by Stefano Tilli of Italy.

In San Diego, GREG FOSTER ran the 60-meter hurdles in 7.47 to equal the world indoor record set last year by Mark McKoy.

MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To New York Yankee first baseman DON MATTINGLY, 25, a one-year contract worth $1.975 million, the largest in the history of baseball salary arbitration, by arbitrator Arvid Anderson. The Yankees had offered Mat-tingly $1.7 million, a $325,000 raise over last year.

FOLDED: The Major Indoor Soccer League's New York Express, who had gone 3-23 since joining the league in June.

RESIGNED: After an attempted comeback as manager of Kansas City, DICK HOWSER, 50, who missed the latter half of the 1986 season after he underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor. Howser had a 507-425 career record in eight seasons with the Royals and Yankees, and led K.C. to a world championship in 1985. Succeeding him will be former Minnesota manager Billy Gardner, the Royals third base coach.

RETIRED: Less than a month after signing a one-year contract with the A's, pitcher VIDA BLUE, 37, who helped them to world titles in 1972. '73 and '74, and had a 209-161 career mark.

DIED: FRANK KURTIS, 79, who built the cars of five Indianapolis 500 winners from 1950 to '55; of complications following a heart attack; in Glendale, Calif.

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