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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 29, 19' 3 Page 9 Sports Clippers Affect Playoff Race Handcrafted Quality Since 1947 Associated Press With a 15-53 record, the Los Angeles Clippers haven't been much of a factor in the NBA playoff race this season. Until Monday night. The Clippers trailed Central Division-leading Detroit by 15 points in the second quarter, but rallied to defeat the Pistons 102-100. The loss left Detroit two games behind Boston in the race for the homecourt advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs. "They wanted it more than we did," Detroit's James Edwards said. "They were making the big plays in the fourth. It's a damaging loss because we're neck-and-neck with Boston. This just puts more pressure on us to perform." It was only the second time in 38 games this season that the Pistons lost when they had the lead after three periods. The first time was Friday night in San Antonio, when a basket by the Spurs' Ed Nealy beat them by a point at the buzzer. Mike Woodson scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Clippers, who have won three of their last six games after losing 17 of 18. Elsewhere in the NBA, it was Boston 106, New Jersey 105; Philadelphia 108, Houston 98, and New York 114, Dallas 106. Vinnie Johnson scored 11 of his 19 points in the second quarter, and Isiah Thomas, who also scored 19 points for Detroit, hit a 20-footer with 3:03 left in the period, giving the Pistons their biggest lead at 57-42. "At one point of the game, we dug a hole for ourselves, but we just stayed with our game and worked," said Coach Gene Shue. "This had to be one of the most "1 would like to finish the season on a good note," Woodson said. "We have 14 more games. I hope we can win them all. If we play together and play hard, we should win." CeTticsTo6^Netsi05 Boston, which trailed by 17 points in the second half, beat New Jersey when Jim Paxson hit a layup and a free throw with 32 seconds left. Larry Bird had 27 points and made two crucial 3-point goals in the final 3:20 as the Celtics handed the Nets their fourth straight defeat. Kevin McHale added 20 points for Boston and keyed a 10-2 spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that brought the Celtics within three. Roy Hinson led New Jersey with 20 points. Made To Order Special Sizes AS LOW AS 125 Comfortable Innerspring Mattresses Made For Your Waterbed. FREE DELIVERY FREE INSTALLATION FREE DISPOSAL OF OLD BEDDING Mattress Co. Inc. •ra /W", Direct From Oar'l-'nrtory To You 1508 N. 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But the Clippers' lead- ing scorer provided enough offense to give Los Angeles its second straight home victory for the first time since the Clippers beat Seattle and Houston on Dec. 10 and 17. New York, battling for a spot in the playoffs, snapped a three- game losing streak as Trent Tucker scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period. Lady Ump Doesn't Get Call NEW YORK (AP) - Pam Postema is heading back to the minor leagues with little chance this season of becoming the first female umpire in major league baseball history "At this point, I would say the chances of her working in the big leagues this year would be slim," said Randy Mobley, administrator of the American Association, where the 33- year-old Postema will serve as a crew chief this year. Gary Darling, 30, a Pacific Coast League umpire since 1983, and Mark Hirschbeck, 27, who has worked in the American Association since 1985, were named to National League staff on Monday by league president Bart Giamatti. Openings were created by the death of Dick Stello and the retirement of Billy Williams. Ferguson May Be A Colt Soon INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Free agent quarterback Joe Ferguson is close to signing with the Indianapolis Colts, according to Coach Ron Meyer. Ferguson, a 15-year veteran with the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions, worked out for the Colts 2'/2 weeks ago and left behind a favorable impression despite approaching his 38th birthday next month. Meyer said Monday he most likely would serve as a backup to Gary Hogeboorn and Jack Trudeau, who've shared the Colts' quarterbacking duties the last two years while Hogeboom has been sidelined much of the time with injuries, Hogeboom is recovering now from a dislocated shoulder. "It just gives us an insurance policy, "Meyer said. Ferguson could be signed as early as mid-April after Colts owner Robert Irsay and his son, General Manager Jim Irsay, return from vacations. The quarterback, who spent last season as a backup to Chuck Long in Detroit, reportedly earned more than $600,000 last season. The Lions released him after the season. Since then, Ferguson has talked with several teams including Buffalo, where he played 12 years, and Atlanta. Darling and Hirshbeck, both of whom umpired part time in the NL last year, were among seven umpires given tryouts for the openings during spring training. Postema, an 11-year minor league veteran, worked major league games in spring training on an American Association contract. Darling, Hirschbeck and three of the others were under contract to the National League. Mobley said that fact alone would make it difficult for Postema to make the majors this year in the event of injury or illness to a regular umpire. She will be starting her sixth season in Triple A, her second in the American Association after four years in the Pacific Coast League. "They're likely to promote someone who is under contract to the major leagues," Mobley said. "It's an outside possibility that she could go back, but it's highly unlikely." But Katy Feeney, spokeswoman for the National League, said Postema would be invited back for spring training games next year. Postema has not commented publicly on her status this year, but she has conceded in the past that the odds are against her. "Once you get to Triple A, you've got to be kind of lucky and in the right place at the right time," she said last season. "There's not that many openings and they're very selective. We're all taking a chance down here." Darling, a professional umpire since 1981, will start the season as a regular NL umpire on Bruce Froemming's crew. wallpaper turns dull into dazzle NOW 30% OFF SELECTED BOOKS C&ETEECE'S 2120 E. Market St. Hours: AAon.-Thurs. 8 to 5 Fri. 8 to 8 Sat. 9 to 5 753-4938 TWO DAY SPECIAL IWED.&THURS.ONLY LSTARTINCy AT 8:00 A.M.I Umpire Pam Postema Working Minors Again Sports Scoreboard NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB y-Boston 49 21 .700 Philadelphia 31 38 .449 17Vi Washington 30 38 .441 18 New York 30 39 .435 18'/z New Jersey 1B 52 ,257 31 Central Division x-Detroit 46 22 ,676 Atlanta 41 26 ,612 4V4 Chicago 40 28 ,588 6 Milwaukee 38 29 .567 7Vz Indiana 33 35 .485 13 Cleveland 31 38 ,449 15'/z WESTERN CONFERENCE Mldweat Division W L ...46 22 ...43 26 ...40 27 ...38 30 ...25 42 GB x-Dallas... x-Denver,. x-Houston x-Utah San Antonio... Sacramento... Pacific Division x-LA Lakers... x-Portland Seattle 36 32 Phoenix 22 46 Golden State 17 50 LA. Clippers 15 53 x-clinched playoll berth y-clinched division title Pel. .676 .623 3'/ 2 .597 5</j .559 B .373 20'/2 20 48 .294 26 ,52 16 .42 25 .765 .627 9'/2 .529 16 .324 30 ,254 34 V4 .221 37 Monday's Games Boston 106, New.Jersey 105 New York 114, Dallas 106 Philadelphia 108, Houston 98 Los Angeles Clippers 102, Detroit 100 Tuesday's Games Chicagoat Seattle, 10:30 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m, Dallas at Atlanta, 8p.m. Port land at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Denver al Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Chicago at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 7:30p.m. Atlanta al Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Golden Slate at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York ............. 18 Toronto ............... 15 Kansas City ........... 15 California ............. 13 Boston ................ 13 Cleveland ............. 13 Seattle ................ 13 Oakland ............... 12 Texas ................. 11 Milwaukee ............ 12 Chicago ............... 11 Baltimore .............. 9 Minnesota ............. 9 Detroit ................. 8 NATIONAL LEAGUE W Los Angeles .......... 18 Cincinnati ............. 15 New York ............. 15 San Francisco ......... 14 Montreal .............. 13 Chicago ............... 15 Pet. .667 .652 .577 .542 .520 .520 .520 .480 .458 .444 .407 .391 .375 .333 Pet. ,667 .625 .625 .560 .542 .536 .500 .481 .440 .435 .400 .269 Houston 13 Pittsburgh 13 Philadelphia 11 St. Louis 10 San Diego 10 Atlanta 7 NOTE: Splil-squad games count in standings, ties do not Monday's Games Chicago White Sox 10, Detroit 7 Cleveland 13, Chicago Cubs 6 Philadelphia 4, Texas 3 Atlanta 2, Houston 1 Minnesota 4, Cincinnati 3 Toronto 5, SI. Louis 3 Los Angeles 8, Montreal 5, 11 innings New York Mets 5, Boston 2 Pittsburgh 5, Kansas City 3 Seattle 13, Milwaukee3 San Diego 6, California 4 Baltimore 7, New York Yankees 0 San Francisco 6, Oakland 3 Tuesday's Games Houston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis at St. Petersburg, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Montreal at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05p,m. New York Mets vs. Baltimore at Miami, 1:35 p.m. Toronto vs, Texas at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago White Sox at Saratota, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Kansas City vs. Los Angeles at Vero Beach, Fla., 1:35 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3 p.m. Cleveland vs. Oakland at Phoenix, Ariz., 3 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Seattle at Tempe, Ariz., 3 p.m. San Diego vs. California at Palm Springs, Calif., 4 p.m. Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 7:35p.m. Wednesday's Games Montreal vs. Los Angeles at Vero Beach, Fla., 12:30 p.m. Boston vs. Cincinnati at Plant City, Fla., 1:05 p.m. New York Mels vs. Atlanta at West Palm Beach, Fla.,1:05p.m. St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Kansas City at HainesCity,Fla.,1:35p.m. Houston vs. Minnesota at Orlando, Fla., 1:35 p.m. New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox atSaraiota, Fla., 1:35 pm Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Chandler, Ariz., 3 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz.,3 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale,Ariz.,3p.m. San Diego vs. California at Palm Springs, Calif.,4p.m. NHL WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Pis GF GA 10 y-NYIslndrs . 2 y-Washington 2 Philadelphia. 2 Pittsburgh.34 33 NYHangers34 34 New Jersey 34 36 Adams Division y-Montreal. 43 22 12 y-Boston,., 43 28 y-Buffalo,,. 35 31 Hartford...34 36 Quebec....32 40 CAMPBELLCONFERENCE Norrlt Division .37 29 5 .38 31 3 .37 32 7 9 9 6 84 292 3 83 268 6 10 7 4 1 7 81 276 8 77 306 297 77 287 276 74 273 289 98 282 229 92 294 242 80 271 289 75 241 258 68 262 289 PORK STEAK LEAN TENDER BNLS. CUBED PORK CUTLETS » WILSON'S DELI-SLICED BOILED HAM CORN KING REGULAR SMOKED SAUSAGE LOUIS RICH DELI SLICED TURKEY BREAST HICKORY SMOKED NO. 1 PLATTER BACON CHARMIN BATH TISSUE ^'DIET PEPSI o. CAFFEINE . FREE DIET PEPSI tamaTMCT • IOO*N»ORT, IN . _:•. -.-•^r: ' * x-Detroil...40 y-St, Louis.34 y-Chicago. .30 Minnesota. 19 Toronto 20 Smythe Division x-Calgary.. 47 21 y-Edmonton.. 2 y-Winnipeg 31 y-LosAngls28 Vancouver.24 x-clinched division title y-c!inched playoff berth Monday's Games Chicago?, Minnesota?, tie Edmonton 6, Toronto 4 Calgary 7, SI. Louis 2 Tuesday'9 Games Buffalo at Quebec, 7:35 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7:45 p.m. Philadelphia at New York Islanders, 8:05 p.m. Winnipeg al Vancouver, 10:35 p.m, Wednesday's Games New York Rangers at Chicago, 8:35 p.m, Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:35 p.m. Calgary al Los Angeles, 10:35 p.m. Thursday's Games Montreal at Boston, 7:35 p.m. Hartford at Buffalo, 7:35 p.m. Quebec at Philadelphia, 7:35 p.m. New Jersey al Pittsburgh, 7:35 p.m. Washington at New York Islanders, 8:05 p.m. Transactions Monday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX-Assigned Pat Dodson, first baseman;' Danny Shealfer, catcher, and Rob Woodward, John Leister and Zach Crouch, pitchers, to their minor league camp. CALIFORNIA ANGELS-Released Jack Fimple, catcher, and Mark Hyal, outfielder. Assigned Dante Bichette, outfielder, and Darrell Miller, catcher, to their minor league camp. Placed Greg Minton, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Signed Johnny Ray, outfielder, to a contract extension through 1989. CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Assigned Joel Davis, pitcher, to Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League,

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