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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1992 -THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- D-3 v Pistons stop Knicks 72-61 in defensive duel . , ' ASSOCIATED PRESS Brad Lohaus, who led Milwaukee with 24 points, blocks this shot attempt by Philadelphia's Johnny Dawkins. ASSOCIATED PRESS Call It terrible offense. Call It great defense. Whatever you call It. since the 24-second clock was Installed in 1954, only once in NBA history have two teams combined for fewer points than Detroit and New York In the host Pistons 72-61 win Sunday. The only game using the clock to have fewer points was a 62-57 victory by Boston over Milwaukee on Feb. 27. 1955. "I think what you saw were two of the best defensive teams In the league and we certainly have the statistics to back It up," Detroit coach Chuck Daly said. "Both teams had a very, very difficult time scoring. You really had to work, you couldn't get an open shot." The Pistons and Knicks have allowed the fewest points in the NBA this season. Detroit shot only 38 percent and New York 30.7 percent from the floor. For the game, the Knicks shot 23-for-75, while Detroit was 30-for-79. The Knicks' total of 61 points was the lowest in team history, breaking the mark of 68 set Feb. 26 against the Los Angeles Lakers. It also was the third lowest total for any team In NBA history, ahead of Milwaukee's 57 in the 1955 game and 59 by Sacra- N3A ROUNDUP mento against Charlotte on Jan. 10, 1991. Detroit's lowest previous points allowed was 69 vs. Houston in 1974 and Cincinnati in 1959. Joe Dumars scored 20 points to lead the Pistons. He was the only player in the game with more than 14 points. SEATTLE 126, MINNESOTA 116 Ricky Pierce scored 21 points and Shawn Kemp had 18 points and 16 rebounds, lifting the host SuperSonics into fifth place in the Western Conference. The Sonics, who have won six of seven games, moved a half-game ahead of San Antonio, which lost to Portland earlier Sunday. Seattle never trailed In handing the Timberwolves their fourth straight setback. PORTLAND 123, SAN ANTONIO 97 Host Portland clinched their second straight Pacific Division title as Terry Porter scored 28 points and Kevin Duckworth tied his season high with 23. The Blazers, playing without Clyde Drexler because of a sore right knee, never trailed as they ensured themselves the homecourt playoff advantage through the Western Conference finals. Drexler rested his knee for the second time in the last three contests. MILWAUKEE 94, PHILADELPHIA 90 ' The visiting Bucks ended a club record 24-game road losing streak. Brad Lohaus had 24 points for the Bucks. Moses Malone added 20 points as the Bucks avoided a club record by snapping an Overall 11 -game losing streak. The 76ers lost their third game in a row and seventh in nine. Ron Anderson, subbing for Charles Barkley, who dislocated the middle finger of his left hand in Friday night's loss to New York, led Philadelphia with a season-high 34 points. BOSTON 128, CHARLOTTE 102 Reggie Lewis scored 35 points on 15-for-19 shooting as the visiting Celtics moved within one game of first place in the Atlantic Division. Kevin Gamble had 26 points for the Celtics, who trail the division-leading New York Knicks, who lost 73-61 to Detroit, with three games remaining. CLEVELAND 114, WASHINGTON 91 Brad Daugherty has 20 points and 14 rebounds leading the host Cavaliers. Steve Kerr scored 19 points, Mark Price 18 and Mike Sanders 15 as the Cavaliers won for the 16th time in their last 20 games. t JA Free ' Ji Use mr Jp K1 Video Lrzj HAIR REPLACEMENT Custom Made or Ready Made Synthetic or Human Hair 898-1116 or 843-9951 Hairtee 8067 E. 38th . CUSTOM MADE CLUBS COMPLETE REPAIRS NEW & USED CLUBS WE BUY USED CLUBS 251-7775 KEYSTONE GOLF S3S9 N. Keystone FLYING W AWARDS Awards for All Sports & Occasions Special Discounts lor Groups 2630 Madison Ave. (Acrota from K-Mart) 317-786-4329 Chuck 4 Linda Ouedel Houra: M-F 8:30-8:30 Sullivan Continued from Page 1 . Miller '92 LolaChevy and Fitti-paldi was only a couple car lengths back In the Marlboro PenskeChevy. It was also the Initial triumph for Galles' new Galmer chassis, designed by Allan Mertens and making only its third start, and it looked like a 1-2 sweep for the Albuquerque-based operation until the late tangle. "I was thinking, let's not make any mistakes and we'll have a 1-2 finish," said Sullivan. "I, feel bad for what happened because Al is my teammate and he drove a great race, but I didn't do it intentionally. "We were all scrambling and Jockeying, I was just trying to keep Bobby (Rahal) behind me when we (Unser) got together and I tapped Al and spun him." .Unser, who recovered to finished fourth in the Valvollne GalmerChevy, was the model of a diplomat afterwards. "I was trying to protect my line, it got crowded and I didn't see who hit me but that's racing," said Unser, who bumped Mario Andretti out of the lead here two years ago in similar fashion. "It hurts when you lead a race so long (54 laps), but it was a great race." Was it ever. After polesitter Michael Andretti led the opening 44 laps in his KmartTexaco '92 LolaFord Cosworth, his gearbox gave up and Unser assumed command. Junior stayed there for all but three of the next 57 trips, losing it to Sullivan during the second round of pit stops, but regaining It on Lap 82. Rahal, who started eighth, and a charging Fittipaldi Joined the party too and by Lap 85 this foursome was nose-to tail waiting for somebody to slip. "There was no quarter given by anyone, we were locking the brakes and all over each other, remarked Rahal. On Lap 102, coming up on Hiro Matsushita, Unser was bad ly balked and his competition got a run funneling into Turn 6. "He (Matsushita) couldn't get out of our way and we were scrambling trying to get around him and stay ahead of each oth er, related Sullivan. It was about as close as you could get, Too close, as it turned out, for Unser but even with the Street Master out of the picture, Sulli van's mirrors were still full of experience and his heart was pounding. "The last two laps I was pretty nervous because it had been a Miller ; ; Continued from Page 1 Saturday, he was quickest during rtiornlng hot laps but lost an engine early in qualifying and any chance to sit on the pole. ; Sunday morning, near the end qf a 30-minute practice period, Pruett found himself In a frightfully familiar scenario: blasting down a straightaway into a tight tlarn with no brakes. That happened In 1990 during an Indy-car test at West Palm Beach, Fla., and the resulting Impact and Injuries kept him out of racing for a year. The same thing happened again last winter during a test at Daytona, Fla. In his IMSA Jaguar, but he wasn't hurt. ; Screaming down the Shoreline straightaway Sunday morning, the 32-year-old Callfornian pouched his brakes and they went to the floor. He turned into the wall, bounced off and went smashing into the tire barriers head on. ; "I think it lost its front brakes," he said. "I turned into the wall trying to scrub off some speed but I still hit the tire wall a ton. Thankfully, there is a runoff . area here, unlike West Palm, but this has happened three times how. ; "And I don't like It." j Truesports' only option, considering the major damage to Pruett's car, was to start the backup even though it hadn't turned a wheel during practice or qualifying. "We used to the same setup sheet and the crew did a good Job of getting our backup ready, but it doesn't matter because cars are different," said Pruett. So the kid who used his life savings to rent a ride here in 1988 and made a dandy debut by qualifying 13th fastest, got to take the green flag in a green car from the third slot. He held his own early, running third and fourth. "The car felt fairly good when I took the green flag and it wasn't bad on new tires," he explained. "But the setup was off, it Just wasn't the same as before, and there wasn't good balance in the brake bias." Running fifth, on the lead lap, Pruett finally fell victim to his unbalanced brakes and spun on Lap 94. It took three laps to get him restarted and that dropped him all the way to ninth. "The whole combination is getting better, we proved we could be competitive and we will be the rest of the year," said Steve Home, co-owner and team manager of Truesports Racing. "I feel bad for Scott, today was tough on him." But Pruett was tougher. 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