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't w ! i) s 'l Tl t I lu; T 'W a' ejus W.f i, FIRST EDITION BKT AVAILABLE (SPY Tucson, Saturday, March 22, 1997 CTJje Arizona TJailn Star Section C Page Seven NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ... Atlantic Division W L Pet GB 110 Streak Home Away Conf -Miami . 50 17 .746 - 8-2 Won 5 23-9 27-8 32-11 fcNew York 49 18 .731 1 8-2 Won 2 28-6 21-12 30-10 Orlando 38 29 .567 12 7-3 Won 2 22-10 16-19 25-18 Washington 32 35 .478 18 6-4 Lost 1 17-16 15-19 18-24 fet Jersey 20 46 .303 29Vi 3-7 Lost 2 12-20 8-26 10-31 ttiaKtelphia 18 49 .269 32 3-7 Won 1 10-25 8-24 10-29 Boston 13 56 .188 38 1-9 Lost 2 10-24 3-32 6-36 HE. orftj. x-Chicago 5'it-Detroit I quanta 'Charlotte ' Cleveland Indiana -Milwaukee Toronto Central Division W L Pet GB L10 Streak Home 58 48 19 alni ! JjiipH K-Utah 1 x-Houston f. Minnesota Dallas Denver )i Sart lAntonio ( Vancouver 46 44 35 31 27 25 .866 .716 .676 .647 .530 .463 .409 .368 8-2 10 5-5 12Vi 7-3 14 VS 8-2 22Vi 3-7 27 3-7 30V! 2-8 33 5-5 Won 3 Won 1 Won 3 Won 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 1 32-1 27-7 30-4 23-8 22-13 18-15 15- 20 16- 18 Away 26-8 21-12 16-18 20-16 13-18 13-21 12-19 9-25 Conf 34-6 31-11 28-16 25-17 21-21 17-25 17-29 11-29 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L 50 17 45 22 Midwest Division 33 22 19 16 11 34 44 47 50 58 Pet GB .746 -.672 5 .493 17 .333 27 .288 30 .242 33 .159 40 LLO 9-1 8-2 4-6 3-7 2-8 3-7 Streak Won 5 Won 2 Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 3 0-10 Lost 15 Home 29-3 23-10 22-12 13-21 11-22 10-23 7-28 Away 21- 14 22- 12 11-22 9-23 8-25 6-27 4-30 Conf 28- 10 29- 9 25-19 14-28 12-25 10-29 6-34 'V Pacific Division 1)T . W L Pet GB 110 Streak Home Away Conf x-Seattle 46 20 .697 - 6-4 Won 1 25-8 21-12 27-10 x-LA. Lakers 45 22 .672 1 6-4 Lost 1 25-9 20-13 28-12 fe Portland 40 28 .588 7 10-0 Won 11 25-10 15-18 30-13 LA. .Clippers 29 36 .446 16 4-6 Won 2 19-17 10-19 22-20 Phoenix 28 39 .418 18 7-3 Won 1 20-14 8-25 16-22 1 Sacramento 28 39 .418 18 3-7 lost 7 17-16 11-23 17-23 nfiolden State 25 42 .373 21 4-6 Lost 3 15-17 10-25 14-24 ojt-Chnched playoff spot Yesterday Late games not included Orlando 104, Boston 99 Charlotte 102, Toronto 97 (fftiladelphia 112, New Jersey 110 Wlami 98, LA. Lakers 97 Atlanta 93, Dallas 72 9fetroit 112, Minnesota 98 Chicago 117, Indiana 98 g tenver at Vancouver, (n) San Antonio at Sacramento, (n) Today .Portland at Washington, 5:30 p.m. DGriden State at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. j"'; Pistons 112, k ' Timberwolves 98 1 f I vi ' HHMCS01 , .Gamut "tagHotta -return ; rtobmson Marbury Cleveland at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 6:30 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. LA. Clippers at Utah, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Seattle, 8 p.m. Tomorrow LA. Lakers at Orlando, 10:30 a.m. New Jersey at Boston, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 1 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 6 p.m. Utah at Denver, 7 p.m. San Antonio at LA. Clippers, 7 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 7 p.m. 76ers 112, Nets 110 FS FT i m h m A wrta 38 7-18 2-2 14 2 4 16 39 6-15 6-7 2-9 7 3 16 33 M 3-4 2-7 2 4 15 35 W W 0-1 2 1 11 34 4-12 4-4 1-3 5 5 14 22 4-7 54 14 2 5 13 25 2-7 H 04 4 0 5 10 1-1 24 (M 0 1 4 2 0-1 M 04 1 0 0 2 1-1 04 01 0 0 2 Port -TParW iH8Bl , Jordan I'M 240 3470 2641 0740 2S 2 M Pcrocolotci: W 47. FT .006. i-MM Stake 5-19. .263 (Marbury 24, Robinson 2-7, Port 1-5, Mitchell liO-.l). ti SjiimOi: 10 Becked iWc 1 (Garrett). -Taneeere: 12(Mftory4. Gogh3lla4, Porter 2,Gamt, ' TtoOmaon) Matte 3 (Marbury, Mitch Polar). Tecaas. V. at) bate Nona, nafnat reeks: Gugiktta, :26.8 esc- VMrtOfl Ma M-A M-A 0-T APfPta- FG FT tab NCW JERSEY Mia M-A M-A 0-T A Ff Ftt Gi 39 12-20 64 04 5 5 33 Massanburg 35 54 3-5 54 t 4 13 MorrtroM 33 44 04 24 0 3 0 Jackson 31 2-7 4-4 1-2 5 2 6 Canal 34 10-17 64 2-4 6 4 28 KrntM 23 5-13 2-2 1-2 1 4 14 McDaniel 13 0-3 04 03 0 2 0 KJama 15 2-5 04 13 2 3 4 Edwards 17 1-3 04 04 3 0 2 Thorpe Duman Mdue Curry Me Ra8r: -ikWtsms Greet 39 38 29 34 39 19 12 27 1 1 1 7 -13 8-11 1-11 10 3 7-11 6-10 24 4 5 4-4 4-10 1 2-2 04 04 5-7 34 7-15 54 1-3 3-11 04 04 2 2 5 2 1-1 1 1 04 04 1-1 04 04 04 1 2 04 04 5 3 04 04 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tattle 240 4143 21.26 1243 23 27 110 Piwiataier FG .494, FT JJ25. 3ees Stale: 7-20, .350 IGi 34, Cassell 2-5, KrttJas 24, Edwards 01, Jackson 0-2). Tatar Hie leads: 5 necked ekett: 4 (Montrass 3, Massantwg). TaneMrKl3 (Cattail 4, JarMon 3. Si 2. kUeeenourg 2. Montrose 2) Steetett (Gil 4. Massanburg 2. Canal 2, Jackson, Kittles, Mo Dtniel. Edwards). Tocaatcal fscte legal detents. 7:28 eecond; Wegal defense. 8:27 tourtti; legal detents. 5:27 toortri: Castel, kxirth. FA Fl Real M-A 0-T A Ff Ftt PHILADELPHIA Mai Weetrtsrspoon 40 Coleman WNkams Stackhouat Dan Overton Cage WaJtert Bradtke 8- 11 5-10 9- 15 6-21 13-15 4-12 1012 1-2 1-2 24 1-2 04 02 3-3 24 44 4-12 2-2 5-10 24 24 24 01 1-3 01 3-3 240 99-79 2443 0040 20 23 112 B FG .494, FT .727. 1-TeM State 1023, .439 (Dumers -7, McKa 24, Hunter 2-5. Mils 24, Curry 01). teeee Oil mil 7 Necked atete 2 (Mis 2). Tamrcra; 9 (Hal 3, Thorpe 2, Mm, Curry, team 2). Maate 9 (Thorpe 3, Hi 2, McKie 2, Hetd, Mis). Teck-akal faateCoach Colme, 11:20 third. 249 36-T9 3340 21-62 29 22112 ftrccttadta: FG .481, FT .625. SJoaal teaaK3-9, .333 (StacMnuss 24. Iverson 1-3) Tcaa lilies 1st 5. Becked state 3 (Weatherepoon, Colemen. Suck-house), teietieiai 20 (Wearherspoon 6, Coleman 4, Stackhoute 4, hrtrson 4, Overton, team), tteete 9 (Stackhoutt 3, Davie 2, Wiftams 2. Coleman, tverson). MM 27 19 . 90 22- 99 OeHtrt II 12 26 22-112 Heat 98, t Lakers 97 ( .. FS FT ek - - L4 IAKERS Mas M-A M-A 0-T A Ff Ftt Kersey 39 24 04 14 0 5 4 Bkjuit 26 24 3-5 14 1 2 7 Campbel 36 019 019 4-12 1 4 24 Joaet 43 5-14 54 03 3 5 1T VatExd 39 019 1-2 24 11 t 20 Roaks 11 44 2-3 2-3 0 2 10 KnejM 1 04 04 04 0 0 0 Seel 25 3-5 2 2 14 0 0 9 MoCtrjud 9 2-3 04 01 1 1 O Faker 9 01 04 01 2 0 0 Bras 3 0 0 04 04 0 0 0 Teejkt 140 94-T42149114919 22 IT 93 27 21 24-110 21 29-112 76ers 112, Nets 110 PS FT Rk Mai M-A M-A 0-T A Ff Ftt 64 04 5 5 33 3-5 04 NEW JERSEY Gi Massanburg 39 Kittles , McOmiel Edwrards 31 34 23 13 15 17 54 1 24 0 1-2 5 24 0 1-2 1 03 0 14 2 04 3 s FG .459, FT .750. 3ekit Stele: 017, .47J Wen Eii 34. McCkxid 24, Jones 24. Scott 1-2. Filter 01). lead liCmSi: 11. Reeked state 6 Cmttl 4. Jorvn 2, Blount. Scott). Teitweie. 13 (Vejitte 5, Jones 3. Cempbel 2. Blount. Scott, teem). : 7 (Jones 3. Karsey. Blount. Van End. Rooks). cCanvort.2ttkMri. ' N Fl Itk Mta U-A M-A O-T A Ff Ftt ttWhrlMirn utM 28 39 Andecton , Crony Srnckland 14 7-11 4-13 017 7-22 34 44 01 04 04 1-5 54 34 24 4-11 34 04 3 21 10 25 21 7 11 0 0 Jet 140 34-7919-231249 29 21 99 V Fewemnte: FQ 436, FT ,652 OFaM Stele: 15-36. .417 (lanerd 012, Htrdaeiay 013. Mahsbum 24. An-derton 1-2. Atkne 14. Crony 01). Teat leteasate 9. Iksektd ekete 4 (Atkme 2, Hardatay. Pwickney). Ttnt tette: 11 IMtthbum J. Ausan 3. Herdeny 3, Aekm, Crony), anete i (HefdMey I Askint, Austm. Ander-tn) Ttctaktl Otete Magi detents, 5:11 lourrh; 0 tscjel detente. :36 lourll 12-20 54 44 2-7 1017 5-13 03 24 14 249 4141 21-29 12-12 2) 27119 FG .494, FT 425 Mean State 7-20. .350 (Gi 34, CmmH 2 5. Kittles 24. Edvwds 01, Jackson 02). Teeei likitalii 5 Medied ekete 4 (Montron 3, MasMnburg). TantmntlS ICasael 4, Jeckson 3. Gi 2. Mtssenburg 2, Monrraes 2). Mtete12 (Gi 4. Matsentvg 2, Casnl 2, Jackson, Kittles, Mc-Dereel. Edsrards) Tecktted tsete rtogal detente. 7 28 second: legal detents. 1:27 kxjrtri: legal detents, 5:27 Fourth, Ctsses, i5.7 kxirth. N FT Re M4 0-T A Ff Fit Oil 03 24 2 3 19 O10 44 4-12 015 2-2 5-10 FHalASCWM Mas M-A Watrhertpoon 40 Cotcmtri 40 Wauma 40 Steckhouee 41 Ivcrson ' 37 Dm 10 Overton 11 Cage 6 Waken 7 Bradtkt 2 Me 249 021 13-15 4-12 1012 1-2 1-2 9 4 24 1 24 1-2 04 02 21 29 M 29 24-97 29-99 lllislsfir FG .491, FT J25 1-FeM Iaate34. .333 ISteckhoues 24. ram 14) Ttsa I In 5. caked state 3 (Wealhenjooon, Colemen. Suck-houee). Tcjttitm 20 frtsarhenKioon 6 Coleman 4. Slackhrjusa 4, tverson 4. Overton, awn). Sttete 9 (Sttckhouts 3. Dm 2, Wtms 2, Coleman, tverson). ic none. Bulls 117, Pacers 98 93 27 12 21 94-111 29 29 29-lli tongtey FS FT Ret Mas M-A BVA O-T A FFFtt 31 Oil 74 04 9 0 II 34 1-2 04 019 3 3 2 26 013 34 24 2 5 IS 40 11-25 1014 44 4 0 36 21 VI 04 01 2 3 2 9 04 04 04 1 2 0 11 24 34 01 1 3 7 H 2-2 04 02 0 0 4 29 94 04 01 4 3 10 44 03 1-2 1 1 11 0 2-2 34 14 0 3 7 Hornets 102, Raptors 97 "Budcttir Ken Ml 40719039 1441 19 29 U7 FO ill FT 909. OPetst Satte 54 tea IFcven 1-2. Jordsn 14 Kerr 03). ttea R teevte 11. Mattei state S Woamsr 2. LongMy, Jor-tm. Msroer) teeoc u IFaen 1 Herper 2. Jorosn 2 Lonajey 2. Roomer I euecite. Carky. Pensh. Mate 9 (Jordan I Cda. tamer, lonokn. Paosnl. I vtcttjetl tette Aodmen, 34 tsnl FO Fl let CNARUTTI Ma M-A M-A 0-T A Ff Fit Met 42 1024 06 24 1 3 27 Meson 26 24 44 O10 2 0 9 One 37 44 44 O10 2 1 12 Pierce 21 4-7 09 03 0 t M Boguet 36 Oil 02 02 4 9 17 Curry 242424 04 2 1 9 Gsqor 27 OW 2-2 24 0 4 M Del 12 01 00 01 1 1 I Adtkton 9 04 04 04 2 1 0 (tori 10 01 02 14 0 2 2 240 94-742941 942 14 13 ISt FG 459, FT J29 9eH State OH, J13 (Soguic 34. Fact 24. Divac 01. Dak. 01. Curry 04) taaa iCiCr 9 Meckel elite 3 Onc 2, Gager). teeeisis, 7 (Oner 2. Boguse I Addaai 2. Caryl tteete 7 Ovec 3, Ikce. Cuny. Attteon. Royal, Ti kill i leale: Oek. 31 eecond: Oeiger 140 tvd. D Dcvej AOlte Bast . torn a 29 33 41 33 29 7 22 S t FS FT Rek M-A M-A O-T A FFFcs IBRONTO Oil 07 017 017 24 09 14 34 OH 03 02 1 02 I 34 3 24 I 04 05 2 24 0 14 9 14 I 01 I Wfktms CtrWy Ml 904917411944 29 99 99 FG 442. FT 9H OPeM State OM, 3SJ ni 02 Mtv OH nose V2) Smb teaate 4 ateakai state 7 C Dm t Sms, kkecr. Denmr. A DM lees ltesssen: 11 uedooi 5. 1 erarM.Daat.nMevi,ieel 9esete9rSn 1 enscx I mm I Fane tatakal Mete ADtvaj, fl ll 29 29 99 92-U7 9-tata 29 M 17- 91 1 I Fl Fl Rek Ma M-A M-A O-T 35 411 24 02 Oil 09 1-16 05 04 24 07 06 07 1019 74 24 07 00 013 24 03 01 09 24 04 14 M 04 04 04 04 04 249 99-77 22401141; FG 456, FT .767 OPvtat 24. Skudemn 24. Chnele I 4 Stated state 10 ICtrtty 7. nrnglicarnby2i etecronstea. Cemoy. 1 21 escond. Dm AoBcr). 43 17 45 46 n 25 I 9 9 1 4 4 12 ISM 114 I 4 10 1 29 1 1 9 1 1 14 I 1 I 1 1 4 1 i 2 III 19 M 97 ecte4.11. 02). tcaa Maom 2, aoudemreZ. tafcdftata 29 n ir a 29 29-102 M IS- 97 :Vebber signs pact with Rla 1997 The Bloomberg News SPARKS, Maryland - Ula Holding SpA's PUa USA division and Washington Bullets forward Chris Webber agreed to a multiyear endorsement contract that will include shoes and apparel. Financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed. The company scheduled a press conference to discuss the contract at its headquarters in Sparks, Maryland, on Monday. Webber, 24, leads the Bullets with 19.7 points a game and 9.8 rebounds, and is second in assists, averaging 4.2. fgy?'. r , J 1 -Ji .... ,. If k ( ) K& c y The Associated Press Boston's Dee Brown thwarts the progress of Orlando guard Darrell Armstrong . Jordan paces Chicago to victory over Indiana The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Jordan vs. Reggie Miller was no contest last night. Jordan scored 36 points and helped hold Miller to 18 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-98. Jordan shot 11 of 25 from the field and hit 13 of 14 free throws to top the 30-point mark for the 38th time this season. He has scored 30 or more in 1 1 of his last 15 games. Miller, meanwhile, had little room to shoot against Jordan and was 5 of 17 from the field, including 2 for 10 from three-point range. NOTES: Rodman out-rebounded the entire Indiana team in the first quarter (7-6). . . . Fred Hoiberg played for the first time in six games for Indiana, having missed three games with a sprained left ankle and two DNPs. . . . Duane Ferrell scored 14 points for Indiana, including a career-best three three-pointers. . . . Chicago is 58-9, compared to 60-7 last season when it finished with a league-record . 72 victories. The Bulls are 26-8 on the road and 32-1 at the United Center. . . . The Bulls have shot 50 percent in only two of their last eight games, but have held 13 of their last 14 opponents under 50 percent. Indiana shot 44.2 percent. Magic 104, Celtics 99 BOSTON - Penny Hardaway scored 27 points, and Orlando held Boston without a field goal in the final 3:54. Rony Seikary and Darrell Armstrong each contributed 17 points, and Horace Grant and Brian Shaw made two free throws apiece in the final 19 seconds. NOTES: Boston has lost six of its last 10 home games against the Magic. . . . Seikaly has recorded a team-high 26 double-doubles this season after having 15 last season. Pistons 112, Timberwolves 98 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Grant Hill had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists - his seventh triple-double of the season - to lead Detroit past Minnesota. The Pistons snapped a two-game losing streak and swept the two-game season series from Minnesota. NOTES: Theo Rati iff of the Pistons played only one minute and had no points or rebounds. Ratliff averages 16.2 minutes and had started 28 games, but he has only six points and seven rebounds in his last three games. . . . Otis Thorpe of Detroit had a big first half with 14 points but ended it by shooting an air ball free throw with 2.3 seconds left . . . Kevin Gannett of Minnesota hit just one of nine shots in the first half, then made three baskets in the first three minutes of the third. Hawks 93, Mavericks 72 ATLANTA - Mookie Blaylock scored 20 points, and Christian Laettner had 18 to lead Atlanta past Dallas. The Mavericks trailed by 20 in the third quarter, but Shawn Bradley made a layup to cut the deficit to 81-72 with five minutes left. Atlanta scored 12 straight to ice its third straight win and hand Dallas its 10th loss in 13 games. NOTES: Steve Smith and Blaylock are the NBA's highest scoring guard combo on a winning team with 37.3 points a game. Overall, the Hawks' pair is third behind Allen Iverson and Jerry Stackhouse (41.3) of Philadelphia, and Mitch Richmond and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of Sacramento (39.9). . . . Over his last eight games, Smith has averaged 25.3 points, has shot .503 from the field and has shot .943 from the line. He recently made 39 straight free throws. . . . The Hawks are 37-2 when leading through three quarters. Hornets 102, Raptors 97 TORONTO - Glen Rice scored 27 points, and Vlade Divac hit four key free throws in the final four minutes to lead Charlotte to its ninth win in 1 1 games. The victory put the Hornets (44-24) 20 games over .500 for the first time in club history. NOTES: Rice reached the 20-point plateau for the 38th time in his last 40 games. . . . The Hornets have a favorable schedule down the stretch with 10 of their remaining 14 games at home. They'll face 10 clubs with sub-.500 records. . . . Marcus Camby of Toronto failed to reach 20 points for the first time in his last seven games, snapping his club record. . . . Rice broke his club mark for three-pointers in a season with his first of the game, giving him 172 on the year. 76ers 112, Nets 111 PHILADELPHIA - Derrick Coleman's follow-up dunk with two seconds remaining broke Philadelphia's three-game losing streak. Coleman's basket came seconds after Sam Cassell was hit with a technical foul by referee Jack Nies for taunting. Cassell had been fouled by Allen Iverson and sank two free throws to put the Nets up 1 10-109. NOTES: The Nets are 5-10 since their nine-player trade with the Dallas Mavericks, although two of those wins came back-to-back against Chicago on March 14 and New York on March 16. ... The Nets lead the NBA in rebounding with 46 a game. . . . Iverson, normally Philadelphia's most active shooter, took only seven shots in the first half. Heat 98, Lakers 97 MIAMI - Willie Anderson hit two free throws with 17.4 seconds left, after a basket by Elden Campbell was waved off, and Nick Van Exel missed a jumper at the buzzer as Miami beat Los Angeles. Voshon Lenard paced Miami with 25 points, and Tim Hardaway and Jamal Mash-burn added 21 each. Mashbum, who fouled out with 1:51 to play, also had eight rebounds and seven assists. NOTES: The win was the 50th of the season for Miami, marking the 14th time in Pat Riley's 15-year coaching career that his teams have reached that mark. ... Former Laker Magic Johnson attended the game, sitting with Heat owner Micky Arison in Arison's courtside box. ... The second steal of the night by Hardaway was the 1,000th of his career. EX-WILDCAT WATCH How former Arizona Wildcats tared yesterday in the NBA. The players are Sean Elliott of San Antonio, Ben Davis of Phoenix, Reggie Geary and Chris Mills of Cleveland, Sean Rooks of the LA. Lakers,' Steve Kerr and Jud Buechler of Chicago, KhalkJ Reeves of Dallas, Damon Stoudamire of Toronto and Ray Owes of Golden State. (Former Pima Community College player Horaclo Llamas of the Phoenix Suns Is listed below the ex-Wildcats.) Yesterday Season averages Player, opponent FO FT RAPts OR A Pts St'damire, vs. Char. 10-18 7-9 3 6 29 67 4.1 8.6 19.9 Elliott, injured 39 4.9 3.2 14.9 Mills, no game 64 6.3 2.4 13.1 Reeves, at Atlanta DNP 63 1.9 3.6 8.2 Kerr, at Indiana 6-6 0-0 1 4 15 67 1.6 2.1 7.8 Owes, no game 46 2.7 0.2 3.1i Rooks, at Miami 4-5 2-3 3 0 10 54 1.8 0.3 2.3 Davis, no game 18 1.5 0.0 1.6' Geary, no game 32 0.4 0.8 1.5 Buechler, at Indiana 2-2 0-0 2 0 4 61 1.4 0.6 1.4, From Pima Uamas, no game 9 0.4 0.1 1.2 FMey Green Hawks 93, Mavericks 72 W FT Ret) M 0-T Pf Pit Magic 104, Celtics 99 Drain; OBemon Wtktr Pack Muursepp Sn.Smttri TeWt 4-13 U frll 34 4-13 t1 03 34 MO 2-2 M ScoH Grail Stanly Shew M4 M e-f A PFPtt 24 04 H 1 1 e 54 34 4-11 1 2 13 7-W M 4-11 0 I 17 0-7 1-1 i t 27 34 2-2 0-2 4 3 It 0-10 34 1-1 I 1 3-7 04 It 4 1' t 1-4 1-2 1-4 1 14 04 1-3 2 1 244 17 71 U-1C ll tt II U 72 FG 370. FT 411 4M tcde: 3-14. .357 (Wetsoo 2-2, Muursepp 1-1, Flnley 14, Hvper 14, wwiey ri, u Demon v-i, no o-i). Teeei tjstmtMse 13. Meet ekets: 0. Tutwesci 12 (Ptck , Bradley 2, Warm I Wcker, Muuncpp). HssM (FMey 2, Wetter I Srarley, Herper, OBamon, Pact). IteWcd N R M ATIANTA Itkl M-A IM 0-T A PfPta Corbin 31 74 04 00 3 1 17 Uettnor , 30 -1S 04 14 0 2 13 MutombO ' 30 44 1-1 Ml 3 4 1 Smah 40 4-10 2-2 M It 1 Btaytock 31 012 34 24 0 20 Recatner 10 2-7 04 04 0 1 t Jams 13 24 04 01 0 1 Neobi 11 1-2 04 1-1 0 1 2 Henderson , 6 OO 2-2 04 2 3 2 Hancock 4 1-2 00 1-1 0 0 2 Lauderdale 1 1-1 04 04 0 0 2 letdc 244 17-71 OU OM 12 11 M 40 24 24 20 17 21 VI 04 04 3 2 M Otl lOU ll-M 34 U 14 FG 453, FT 413. OPeM Stale: W-22, 455 IHsrdaanjy 3-5, Scott 24, She 24. Armstrong 2-5, Anderson 14). Teeei BjsaeaMte 3. Mai eat 4 (Grant 2, Hsfdawy, ArmstronaJ. Hume; 14 (Sataa 5, Grant 4, Sheer 2, Scnayea, Armstrong. Herdavay). Scale: 11 (Armstrong 3, Hanaaeay 2 SMng I (cot. Gram, Shea. Anderson). tetMeal facte Grant, 344 ra n m Mkl M-A M-A O-T A If Its Fa Cordon Day Hamcf s FG .514, FT 33. OPeM teeeK 11-24. 451 (Blaylock 54. Corbin 34, James 2-2 Recatner 14, laettner 01, StSmWi 03). Teat SilieHn . sokes ekete: 3 (Mutombo 2, St.Smrth). Teraesara: 12 (Corbin 3, St Smith 3, Blaylock 3, Mutombo I Ltetmtr). a (Corbin 3, Htyloek 3, Laettner 2, Henderson. .243(1 04). 1 km 3. My 3, 024 34 011 74 14 04 7H 03 OW 24 07 44 44 04 34 04 04 04 1-1 14 31 1747101! FG .425, FT J70. 24, Wesley 24, Day 1-3, 7. 1(Wakar4, 2 Szabo, Broem, Day). I Conkm, Bream). 021 02 1-2 24 07 4-14 1-1 24 01 02 1. k 17 0 2 2 M 4 12 0 10 ton it m w atOlO, Waksr 0-2 Fa data 3 (Day 2 4, Ht 3, con-ataaK 7 (Wee- I 17 2 14 M M 34 30 23 M 14 10- M THURSDAY GAME SuperSonics 123, Nuggets 97 LEADERS r Not Including last night's games FS FT Rat kHa M-A BVA O-T APFPta LFJkt Johnson oait Thompson Smith Gotdwire Allen -Zdek 35 36 27 34 31 13 28 M 11 0 244 44 04 44 ' 02 1-2 MO 1 i1 (Small 07, LEU Allan 1-1, GoKJwire 1-2). aatlt: 7 O-EM 3, (McDycrai 6, Smith 5, Thompson 3, GokMre iteaSe: I (Thompson Smith, Qoldejifc, Aean). 20 16 16 1141 1024 036 2114 IT , FT .792 34CM (aaaE 1031, 44, Thompson 34, D.Etas 07, Teen SeeeaadK 11. Hackee 3, McDysss). Tdaweit. 33 Johnson 5, O.EHis 4, LEJks 3, 2 Hammonds. Alan, Mam 3). 2 LEfes, atcOyass, Johnson, 015 24 1- 2 014 34 07 24 24 2- 2 24 FS KATTU Mi U-k Kemp 30 1122 Stewart 31 7-11 McnVaine 27 24 Hewkinc 26 011 Peyton 29 015 Parknc 11 04 McMian 16 34 Cunnings 17 24 Wingala 20 3-5 Snoer 12 2-3 Graham 5 14 Ehto 16 07 Tttak MO 6049 M-A 4-1 A PfPta 1-2 010 1 04 2-7 3 04 0 24 2 1-2 12 04 00 2-2 04 04 1- 2 04 2- 2 01 .500(1 i .505. FT 467. OPeM (eels: 1023, 54, Mcanlan 2-5, Ramp 1-1, Wngak) 1-1. Ehto 1-1, McaVaine 1-2 Stewart 14. PavKn 14. Graham 02 PerkM 02). Taaa BjetMstE 11. Beaked abate: 3 (Ucavane 3). Taiecisis. 11 (Kemp 3, Hawkins 3, Stewsrt, Perkins, Wingm. Snow, Ehto). ataelK 22 (liiwkina 5, McaMkjn 4, Kemp 3, Payton 3 Etao 3 McO vane, Curnrmngs. Wkigate, Snow). Teckaksel reaka 0 legal detente, 1:57 thud. Metal illicit 1. 11 M 13 13 M 39 -97 S PS FT Ptt AX Jordan. CN. W 757 406 2011 30.5 Malone, Utah 67 716 421 16S7 27.7 net, Char. 64 383 357 KM 26 5 Richmond. Sac. 67 603 381 1744 26.0 O'Neal. 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Phoe. 55 507 9.2 Stoudamtra, Tor. 86 573 6.7 Van End, LAL 86 571 9.7 Hardaway. Mia. 66 562 6.5 Kidd, Phoe. 40 337 14 SMcklsnd, Wash. 87 562 44 Mtrbury, Minn. 61 383 7.3 Fan atAi Pfacsjruats a pm pa HM, Dev. 295 463 411 Mureean. Wean. 262 437 .600 Wallace, Port. 292 515 .567 O'Neal, LAL 495 880 .563 Mulkn, G S. 356 651 .547 Stockton, Utah 342 631 .542 Trent, Port. 310 572 .542 Malone, Utah 716 1327 .541 Thorpe, Del 321 803 .532 MaaoaChar. 196 744 JS31 Nets make noise by admitting use of phony cheers EAST RWHERFORD, NJ. (AP) - Milli VaniUi weren't the only lip-synchers faking it. The New Jersey Nets admit that phony crowd, noise has been used to pump up the volume at the' team's home games in Continental Airlines Arena. The cheers were amplified through loudspeakers. It wasn't clear how long the club has been engaging in the practice, what equipment was used or whether the Nets had tape-recorded arena noise and then played it back. Spokesman John Mertz declined comment yesterday. "Some of this stuff is embarrassing," coach John Calipari told the New York Daily News in yesterday's editions. "I just shook my head. I said, 'Do we need to do that?' " said Calipari, who learned of the high-decibel hoax early in the season. The arena can hold 20,049 for basketball games. The average attendance at Nets games this season is 16,017, up from 15,564 last season. The team, which is 20-45, has only the 13th-best record in the 15-team Eastern Conference. The artificial cheers were noticeable during the Nets' 99-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls on March' 14. They drowned out booing by Chicago fans trying to distract Xavier McDaniel, who made four foul shots in the final minute to win the game. "I didn't notice that," McDaniel said. "Is that true?" Nets guard Kevin Edwards said, "I guess it's like a game show, where they have those applause signs." Spokespersons for the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers all said their clubs don't use fake crowd noise. Many teams in other sports use electronic clapping sounds to spur on fans and some even flash cartoon cheer prompts on scoreboards. But there are no attempts to simulate crowd noise. "We rive rules about when and what decibel level, but not the content of particular noise," NBA vice president trian Mclntyre said. "That's up to the individual tearas." Calipari i said the bogus cheers eventually will be silenced. 1 "One da J, you'll say, 'It was only three years ago that they were pumping in fake crowd noise. You'll say, 'How far has this organization come?" " he said. I Vxe Wfa

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