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Sports Lansing State Journal Thursday, March 26, 1992 3E NBA STANDINGSBOXSCORES STiQir r , X 1 j EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB Cavaliers 106, Magic 96 .New YorX 43 25 .632 - Boston 40 30 .571 4 CLEVELAND (106) Miami 32 38 .457 12 Nance 9"19 4"4 Sanders 6-9 1-3 13, New Jersey 31 38 449 12Vi Dougherty 7-14 4-718, Kerr 3-4 2-2 9, Price Philadelphia 31 39 443 13 12-17 6-6 30, Battle 0-7 3-4 3, J.Wiiliams0-3 Washington 22 48 .314 22 5-6 5, Ferry 1-2 0-0 2, Brandon 2-4 0-0 4, Orlando 17 53 .243 27 Phills 0-0 0-0 - Tota,s 40-79 25-32 Central Division ORLANDO (96) x-Chicogo 57 13 .814 - Higgins 1-2 0-0 2, Catledge 5-8 0-0 10, -Cleveland 47 21 691 9 Roberts 5-11 5-8 15, Vincent 4-14 5-5 14, DETROIT 41 29 386 16 B0' 7-16 H B.Williams 3-9 2-2 8, Indiana 35 37 486 23 Acres 3-6 4-4 10, Turner 2-9 0-0 4, Smith 1- ' Atlanta 33 36 478 23V2. 3 2-2 5, Skiles 4-9 0-1 8, Corchioni 1-3 4-4 Milwaukee 30 39 435 26V2 6.Totals 36-90 22-26 96. Charlotte 28 40 412 28 Cleveland 35 19 27 25-106 WESTERN CONFERENCE Ortando 18 27 24 27- 96 Midwest Division 3-Point goats-Cleveland 1-5 (Kerr M, W L Pet. GBl Ferry 0-1, Price 0-3), Orlando 2-7 (Vincent . Utah 46 23 667 Smith 1-1, Turner 0-1, Corchiani 0-2, San Antonio 42 27 .609 4 Skiles 0-2). Fouled out-None. Re-Houston 37 33 .529 9Vji bounds Cleveland 45 (Dougherty 10), Denver 23 46 .333 23 Orlando 59 (Acres 15). Assists Cleveland Dallas 17 53 .243 29V2t 23 (Dougherty 6), Orlando 23 (Skiles 5). Minnesota 11 58 159 35 Total fouls Cleveland 20, Orlando 28. A Pacific Division " 15,151. x-Portlond 49 20 .710 - Golden State 45 23 .662 3V21 unrnpte 11 Phoenix 45 25 .643 46 e iaq Seattle 39 31 357 IOV22 bpurs lUo LA Clippers 37 32 336 12 LA Lakers 35 32 322 13 SAN ANTONIO (108) h Sacramento 23 47 .329 26V22 Elliott 5-13 2-2 12, Cummings 15-28 3-6 x-d Inched playoff berth. 34, Carr 8-14 5-6 21, Strickland 6-15 4-4 16, Wednesday's Results V.Johnson 6-14 0-0 12, Tucker 2-7 0-0 4, v. Golden State 103, DETROIT 99 Green 1-5 0-0 2, Pressey 1-2 0-0 2, Royal 2- 'Boston 118, New Jersey 110 3 1-2 5, Sutton 0-1 0-00. Totals 46-102 15-20 - Indiana 131, Washington 109 10a. , . Cleveland 106, Orlando 96 CHARLOTTE (113) Charlotte 113, San Antonio 108 LJohnson 4-12 4-4 12, Frederick 4-11 0- Miami 105, Minnesota 97 1 8, Gattison 6-U 7-8 19, Bogues 2-7 1-4 5, Utah 100, Philadelphia 94 Gill 11-20 6-8 28, Reid 6-14 4-5 16, Curry 6- Phoenix 132, Milwaukee 104 1 17-8 20, Lynch 1-2 3-4 Seckner 0-0 0-00. Todas Games Totals 40-90 32-42 111 " Washington at Atlanta, 730 pm San Antonio 19 29 26 34-108 New York at Denver, 9 p.m. Charlotte 26 26 33 28-113 ' Houston at LA Clippers, 1030 p.m. 3-Point goals San Antonio 1-6 (Cum- , Dallas at LA Lakers, 1030 p.m. mings 1-2, V.Johnson 0-1, Sutton 0-1, - Portland at Sacramento, 1030 pm Tuker 0-2), Charlotte 1-2 (Curry 1-2). Friday's Games Fouled out Cummings, Carr. Re- DETROTT at Boston, 730 p.m. bounds-San Antonio 58 (Cummings 15), San Antonio at Miami, 7:30 pm Charlotte 63 (Gattison, Reid 11). Assists " s Cleveland at Charlotte, 730 pm San Antonio 24 (Strickland 10), Charlotte - Golden State at Indiana, 7:30 pm 21 (Bogues 10). Total fouls San Antonio " Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 pm 28, Charlotte 15. Technicals LJohnson, LA Lakers at Utah, 930 pm Charlotte coach Bristow 2. Ejections Philadelphia at Phoenix, 930 pm Bristow. A 23,698. Milwaukee at Seattle, 10 pm Tuesday's Results iini 1 Rnrkc 1114. New York 126, Orlando 117 iuns BUCKS IU4 Cleveland 128, Indiana 113 Chicago 116, Denver 103 MILWAUKEE (104) Portland 109 Dallas 83 Brickowski 7-18 5-7 19, Graver 7-16 3-4 Seattle 128, Houston 106 17, Malone 1-6 4-4 6, Humphries 3-8 0-4 7, Sacramento 113, Milwaukee 102 Robertson 6-14 2-2 14, Krystkowiok 5-1 10- 0 10, Ellis 3-7 1-1 9, Roberts 3-9 3-4 9, Con- Aarr:npe 1 ner 2-3 0-0 4, Henson 0-3 0-0 0, Lohaus 4-7 warriors 1 Hr' 0-0 9. Totals 41-102 18-26 104. PlStonS 99 PHOENIX (132) Chambers 13-20 6-6 33, Perry 8-8 0-0 16, GOLDEN STATE (103) Lana 0-3 2-2 2 Hornacek 2-6 2-2 7, John-Owens 2-10 1-4 5, Mullin 13-22 7-7 33, son 7-125-6 19, West2-30-24,Maierle5-10 Alexander 3-5 0-0 6, Elie 1-4 1-2 3 1-1 H, Rambis 3-7 5-5 1 1, Burtt 4-9 2-2 10, Hardaway 11-23 4-4 30, Askew 0-1 2-2 2 Nealy 4-5 0-0 11, Ceballos 3-4 0-0 6, Mustaf Marciulionis7-12 2-3 16,Gatling 1-2 1-1 3 0-1 2-4 2- Totals 51-88 25-30 132- Hill 0-2 5-6 5. Totals 38-81 23-29 103. Milwaukee 21 20 32 31-104 DETROIT (99) Phoenix 36 29 31 36132 Wnotridop s-n 7-j i? RftHmnn run 3-Point owls-Milwaukee 4-11 (Ellis 2- 10, Saliey 4-5 2-4 10, Dumars 7-21 11-11 25, 2 Humphries 1-1, Lohaus 1-3, Brickowski I.Thomas 7-15 0-0 17, Walker Laimbeer 3-6 0-0 6, Aguirre 3-" Blank-; 0-0 0-0 O.Totnk 3A-f!n 0i Golden stnt 9i 9Q 91 90iM None. Rebounds-Milwaukee 52 (Brick- Detroit 33 24 19 23- 99 owski 8)' Phoenix 59 Lng 15- Assists- 3-Point goals-Golden State 4-9 Milwaukee 23 (Grayer 6) Phoenix 40 (Hardaway 4-7, Mullin 0-1, Elie 0-1), De- (Hornacek 12). Total fouls-Milwaukee 26, troit 3-9 (I.Thomas 3-5, Rodman 0-1, Phoenix 25. Technicals-Grayer, Robert- Aguirre 0-1, Dumars 0-2). Fouled out- E,,l& A-14,496. Hill. Rebounds-Golden State 54 (Owens 12), Detroit 48 (Rodman 21). Assists- Heat 105, Golden State 20 (Hardaway 12), Detroit 20 TimhprwnKPQ Q7 (t.Thomas 9). Total fouls-Golden State 32, 1 Imuer wu,vc: Detroit 23. Technicats-Detroit coach Daly, Hardaway. A-21,454. MIAMI (105) Rice 9-17 2-2 22, Long 8-11 10-15 27, Sei- Ppltir; 11ft Mptc HO My 6077-19 19, Smith 4-9 2-4 11, Shaw 2- oemcs I IO, IMdS I IU io 1-2 5, Burton 0-3 2-2 2, Coles 2-4 2-4 6, Edwards 4-9 4-6 12, Askins0-1 1-2 1. Totals BOSTON (118) 35-81 31-46 105. Bird 9-12 4-5 25, Gamble 5-7 0-0 10, Par- MINNESOTA (97) ish 3-9 4-4 10, Brown 6-13 2-2 14, Lewis 9- Glass 6-15 2-7 14, Murphy 1-1 0-0 2, 18 0-0 19, McHale 10-11 4-6 24, Pinckney 4- Spencer 0-2 2-2 2, West 1-8 0-0 2, Richord- 5 3-4 1 1, Kleine 0-0 0-0 0, Bagiey 0-3 0-2 0, son 6-15 0-0 14, Mitchell 2-4 0-0 4, Longley Fox 2-2 1-1 5. Totals 48-80 18-24 118. 6-102-2 14, Brooks6-11 2-2 19, Campbeli4- NEW JERSEY (110) 10 3-4 11, Bailey 5-8 3-5 13, Randall 1-1 0-0 Morris8-13 2-2 18,Coleman13-217-934, 2, Breuer 0-0 0-0 O.Totals 38-85 14-22 97. Dudley 7-13 0-0 14, Petrovic 4-10 3-4 12, Miami 30 26 13 36-105 Blaylock 5-16 1-2 11, Mills 1-6 0-0 2, Minnesota 20 37 15 25- 97 George 2-9 2-2 7, Addison 4-9 1-1 9, Lee 1-3 3-Polnt goals-Miami 4-12 (Rice 2-7, 0-0 3, Feiti 0-0 0-0 OJotols 45-100 16-20 110. Long 1-1, Smith 1-2, Burton 0-1, Edwards Boston 30 31 32 25-118 0-1), Minnesota 7-10 (Brooks 5-6, Richard-New Jersey 31 25 27 27-110 son 2-3, Glass 0-1). Fouled out-Spencer. 3-Point goals-Boston 4-4 (Bird 3-3, Rebounds-Miami 69 (Seikaly 19), Minne- Lewis 1-1), New Jersey 4-17 (George 1-1, sota 47 (Longley 9). Assists-Miami 19 .Lee 1-1, Petrovic 13, Coleman 1-4, Morris (Smith 7), Minnesota 25 (Richardson 8). 0-1, Addison 0-3, Blaylock 0-4). Fouled Total fouls Miami 19, Minnesota 32. A out-None. Rebounds-Boston 43 Bird 9), 18,818. New Jersey 54 (Dudley 15). Asslsts-Bos- ton 31 (Bird 9), New Jersey 30 (Blaylock 7). 1 fin 7fir; QA Total fouls-Boston 18, New Jersey 19. 0l" 1 KJKJ' ot?ri Technicals-Petrovic A-20,049. PHILADELPHIA (94) prQrc -i 01 Berkley 8-13 6-8 23, Gilliam 5-12 7-8 17, . Shockleford3-81-17,Dawkins4-14 5-513, Bullets 109 Hawkins 5-13 2-2 12, Anderson 5-14 1-2 12, Wiggins 4-6 0-0 8, Boi 1-2 0-0 2, Grant 0-3 0-INDIANA (131) 0 0, Payne 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 22-26 94. Person 5-10 0-0 10, Thompson 6-9 0-0 T2, . . JFWl TO, , , , , fl Smits 5-5 2-2 12, Milter 14-18 3-4 36, M.Wil- E? ft1;2-8'Jy?7ont V'f " liams 6-9 4-4 17, Schrempf 5-11 4-4 14, ft ; i'.?0 3;6j Fleming 2-7 1-1 5, Davis 5-6 2-2 12, MalT7,'lV;4 18' !ir,4 AcCloud 2-4 0-0 5, Wittman 2-3 0-0 4, V:l2'StVV'?3Benott ' K.Williams 2-2 0-0 4, Dreiting 0-1 0-0 0. 3 2-,Ttals 39-72 l?- nt Totals 54-85 16-17 131. PWtodeiphio 21 17 30 26- 94 WASHINGTON (109) l00 25 24 24 27-100 Eackles 6-13 3-4 15, Grant 5-11 2-2 12, , 3f oint gs-Philadelphio 2-9 (Bark-Ellison 7-10 1-2 15, Adams 5-13 4-4 16, v 1-2,, J-3,Dawkins O;1f Haw-Wingate 4-6 1-2 9, Smith 2-8 0-0 4, Stewart k,ns 0-3)' 1-3 (Edwards 1-1 Stockton 7-U 0-2 14, English 3-5 0-0 6, Jones 0-0 0-0 0-2). Fouled out-Barkley. Rfbounds-0, Turner 4-8 2-2 10, Foster 4-8 0-0 8.Totats Philadelphia i 51 (Barkley 11) Utah 44 47-93 13-18 109 (KAalone 10). Assists Philadelphia 16 Indiana 34 36 32 29-131 (Dawkins 9), Utah 26 (Stockton 12). Total Washington 29 24 23 33-109 fouls-Philadelphia 24, Utah 23. A- 3-Polnt goals-Indiana 7-10 (Miller 5-5, 19'911 M.Williams 1-1, McCloud 1-1, Person 0-3), rx, Washington 2-8 (Adams 2-5, Eockles 0-1, M , TPAY ,n Smith 0-1, Stewart 0-1). Fouled out-None. New York 01 Denver (9 p.m.). The Rebounds-indiana 43 (Davis 8), Wash- Knicks, whose magic number for clinch-ington 40 (Ellison 9). Assists-Indiana 32 no 0 D,avoff berth is two, begin a three- (M.Williams 8), Washington 28 (Adams 6). West Coast swing. On two earlier Total fouls-Indiana 18, Washington 15. frips out West, the Knicks went 3-0, then 0- A-6,724. 3. '-21 11-1125 numpnneb i-i, Lunuub i-j, diilauwi m- 2-4 1-1 5 0-1, Grayer 0-1, Henson 0-1, Robertson 0- 3-8 8-13 14 2K Phoenix 5-7 (Nealy 3-4, Chambers 1-1, , 24.33 99 ' Hornacek 1-1, Majerle 0-1). Fouled out turn back Pistons k JJ Associated Press AUBURN HILLS Chris Mullin scored 33 points and Tim Hardaway 30 Wednesday night, and they combined for Golden State's final 20 points in the last 7:14 as the Warriors defeated the Detroit Pistons 103-99. The win broke the Warriors' three-game losing streak, all on the road, and was their first road victory against the Pistons since Jan. 29, 1981, a span of 10 games. Detroit has lost four of its last five games, including three defeats at home. Detroit led 88-83 with 7:37 to play, but Mullin hit a jumper and Hardaway followed with a 3-point- er to tie the score. After Darrell Walker's jumper put the Pistons ahead, Hardaway hit another 3-pointer, followed by two free throws, putting Golden State in front 93-90 with 4:40 left. Baskets by Mullin and Hardaway Mullin then made it 97-90 with 3:30 remaining. The Pistons made one last charge as Mark Aguirre's five free throws keyed a 7-2 spurt that closed them to 99-97 with 1:36 left. After a jumper by Hardaway and Joe Dumars' two free throws for the Pistons, Billy Owens missed a short jumper for the Warriors, giving Detroit a chance to tie with 23 seconds left. But Dumars missed and Mullin pulled the rebound away from Dennis Rodman. Mullin then hit two free throws with 7.5 seconds left to seal the outcome. Detroit led 57-53 at halftime, but Golden State came back to take a 68-67 lead with 5:19 left in the third quarter. The Warriors tied the game 78-78 after one minute of the fourth, and neither team could pull away until the Warriors' late surge. Dumars led the Pistons with 25 and Rodman had 21 rebounds, including 12 in the first quarter when Detroit grabbed a 33-24 lead. The Pistons led 57-48 with 1:10 left in the half, but Hardaway's jumper and Mario Elie's three-point play made it 57-53 at halftime. B Celtics 118, Nets 1 1 0: At East Rutherford, N.J., Kevin McHale hit 10 of 11 shots and scored a season-high 24 points as Boston shot 60 percent and rolled past the Nets to its fourth straight victory. Boston just did everything right and got big games from the uusal cast of characters in offsetting a 34-point performance by Derrick Coleman. Larry Bird had 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, while Reggie Lewis scored 19 points as the Celtics won for only the second time in five games with the Nets this season. B Cavaliers 1 06, Magic 96: At Orlando, Fla., Mark Price matched his season high with 30 points, six of them during a crucial fourth-quarter stretch when Cleveland held on to beat the Magic. Larry Nance scored eight of his 22 points down the stretch as the Cavaliers won their fourth straight game and for the ninth time in their last 10. Brad Daugherty added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Lansing's Sam Vincent scored 14 points for Orlando. B Pacers 131, Bullets 109: At Landover, Md., Reggie Miller scored 27 of his 36 points in the first half, leading Indiana to a rout of Washington. Miller did not play in the fourth quarter for the Pacers, who won for the 20th time in their last 29 games. The Bullets have lost six straight. Micheal Williams scored 17 points for Indiana, which had seven players in double figures. B Hornets 113, Spurs 108: At Charlotte, N.C, Kendall Gill scored 28 points as the Hornets took advantage of the absence of All-Star center David Robinson for a victory over San Antonio. Robinson sat out the game with sprained ligaments in his left thumb. It was the first time in his 232-game career that he has been out of the lineup. In his absence, Terry Cummings had 34 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, while Antoine Carr had 21 points. B Suns 132, Bucks 104: At Phoenix, Tom Chambers scored 19 of his 33 points in the first quarter, helping the Suns take a 15-point lead en route to victory over Milwaukee, which lost its 18th consecutive game on the road. Muhammad Ali, in Phoenix to raise money for underprivileged children, joined the exodus of fans with 2:46 remaining and the Suns ahead 118-97. B Jazz 100, 76ers 94: At Salt Lake City, Karl Malone scored 28 points and Tyrone Corbin made all nine of his shots and finished with 21 as Utah defeated Philadelphia. Charles Barkley scored 23 points and Armon Gilliam had 1 7, including nine in the fourth quarter, as the 76ers lost for the sixth time in seven games. B Heat 105, Timberwolves 97: At Minneapolis, Grant Long had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Glen Rice scored 22 points as Miami handed the Timberwolves their 14th straight loss. Scott Brooks, who finished with 19 points, set a Timberwolves record with five 3-pointers in the game. NHL STANDINGSSUMMARIES NHL WALES CONFERENCE Potrkfc Division W L T Pts GF GA Y-NY Rangers 49 23 5 103 311 237 x-Washincrton 42 26 7 91 313 260 flew Jersey 35 28 11 81 268 238 Pittsburgh 35 30 9 79 318 284 Philadelphia 30 34 11 71 231 253 NY Islanders 30 34 10 70 264 285 Adams Division V-AAontreal 41 25 10 92 256 190 x-Boston 33 31 10 76 248 256 x-Buffaio 30 33 11 71 272 276 x-Hartford 24 38 12 60 231 260 Quebec 18 45 11 47 233 296 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE ' Norris Division W L T x-DETROfT x-Chicogo -$t. Louis Minnesota Toronto 39 25 11 33 27 14 33 32 10 31 38 5 28 40 7 Smythe Division Pts GF GA 89 299 245 80 237 220 76 259 254 67 227 253 63 222 273 V-Vancouver 41 22 11 93 269 221 x-Los Angeles 34 28 13 81 271 277 it-Edmonton 34 32 9 77 278 277 Winnipeg 28 32 15 71 224 227 Calgary 27 36 11 65 269 287 Son Jose 17 53 5 39 200 331 x -clinched playoff berth. y-won division ttfle. Wednesday's ResuHs Buffalo 5, Toronto 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Montreal 2, Winnipeg 2 Z' Today's Games Boston at New Jersey, 7:35 p.m. San Jose at N.Y. islanders, 7:35 pm - Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 735 pm Chicago at Quebec, 735 pm Hartford at St. Louis, 835 pm Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:35 pm Friday's Games Montreal at Washington, 735 pm " Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 8:35 pm , Minnesota at Edmonton, 935 pm Tuesdas Results DETROiT 4, Pittsburgh 3 ' New Jersey 4, San Jose 3 - N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 3 Quebec 5, N.Y. islanders 2 Hartford 8, Washington 2 Vancouver 4, Minnesota 2 Edmonton 4, Calgary 4, tie Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 2 Toronto 1 1 0-2 Buffalo 2 0 3-5 First Period 1, Toronto, Osborne 7 (MdJwam), 5:59 (sh). Buffalo, Audette 30 (Hawerchuk), 15:19; 3, Buffalo, Audette 31 (Tanti), 15:33. Second Perfod-4, Toronto, Sacco 6, 6:30. Third Pertod-5, Buffalo, Mogilny 33 (La Fontaine, Carney), 3fl7. 6, Buffalo, Presley 10, 18:41. 7, Buffalo, Mogilny 34, 153 (en). Shots on goal-Toronto 14-8-7-29. Buffalo 9-4-23-36. Goalies-Toronto, Fuhr, 23-30-5 (35 shots-31 saves). Buffalo, Puppa, U-ll-4 (29-27). A-16,325. Rangers 4, Flyers 1 Phtodeiphia 0 1 0-1 MY. Rangers 0 1 3-4 First Period-None. Second Period-1, New York, Kocur 7 (Leetch), 2:48. X Philadelphia, Dineen 27, 14:59 (sh). Thfrd Period-3, New York, Leetch 21, 335. 4, New York, Amonte 35 (Messier, Graves), 10fl8 (pp). 5, New York, Patrick 12 (King), 18:43 (en). Shots on gooi-Philadetphia 10-12-8-30. New York 14-7-11 3Z Goalies-Phiiadeiphia Hextafl, 16-19-6 31 shots-28 saves). New York, Vanbtesbrouck, 26-13-3 (30-29). A 18,200. Canadiens 2, Jets 2 Montreal 0 110-2 Winnipeg 10 10-2 First Period-1, Winnipeg, Housiey 22 (Murray, Steen). 9:56 (pp). Second Period-2, Montreal, Savord 27, 14:46. Third Period 3, Winnipeg, Draper 2 (Numminen), 1:14. 4, Montreal, Courtnall 7 (Skrudland), 13:12. Overtime None. Shots on goal-Montreal 12-9-9-0-30. Winnipeg 8-9-11-1-29. Goalies Montreal, Racicot, 0-3-3 (29 shots-27 saves). Winnipeg, Tabarocci, 4-7-3 (30-28). A-14,600. TODAY Los Angeles at Calgary (935 p.m.). The Flames, battling to remain in the Smythe Division playoff race, will try to avenge a 5-2 loss at Los Angeles iast Saturday. LA is trying to hold off Edmonton for second place in the division. Liut . Vy"-J- V"" 5 v,. I i i in i s Aij Associated Press Detroit Tigers rookie reliever John Doherty cranks up to fire his fastball. What mm worry? Tiger rookie Doherty loves the pressure of relief By SEAN SKARSHAUG Lansing State Journal John Doherty feeds on it just gets you x SPRING TRAINING LAKELAND, Fla. pressure. When the Detroit Tiger reliever comes into a game, he wants nothing more than to know that everything rides on his next pitch. "It really gives me kind of a rush," the Bronx, N.Y. native said. "I love relief pitching -fired up. "I always thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I wouldn't have it any other way." Neither would Tiger skipper Sparky Anderson. Doherty has been performing at an intense level during the 1992 Spring Training season, especially with runners on base. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has given up only three hits while facing 33 batters in nearly 10 innings of work. He also has yet to allow a run, while picking up two saves. Another thing that has Anderson excited is the fact that batters are hitting less than .100 against Doherty. "Let's face it, he's pretty good," Anderson said. "The kid can throw strikes. "If you can throw strikes, why do you ever have to worry?" Doherty spent all of last season with the Tigers' AA team at London, Ont., in the Eastern League. While there, he posted an organization-high 15 saves, finishing with a 3-3 record and 2.22 earned-run-average in 53 appearances. This year, however, he's slated for the big leagues. According to Anderson, Doherty should become the set-up man in the bullpen for Mike Henneman, the Tigers' closer. And Doherty's ready for the challenge. "I think I'm pretty confident," he said. "I like to be confident more than cocky. "I feel comfortable with myself and I don't think there's anything wrong with that." Doherty's most devastating asset is a fastball he has used to strike out seven batters this spring. But the 24- year-old also has a change-up and a slider, which are getting better with each game. "I just want to be able to contribute in any way I can," Doherty said. "I mean, last year at this time I was in double A. "But I think I'm making the adjustment pretty well. I'm starting to get used to life at this level." Doherty will be one of the 1 1 pitchers that Anderson is expected to keep. Also in that crop will be starters Frank Tanana, Eric King, Bill Gullickson, Walt Terrell and Scott Aldred, and relievers Henneman, Dan Gakeler and Mark Leiter. The final two spots should be decided among Mike Munoz, John Kiely, Kurt Knudsen, Kevin Ritz and David Haas. "We're not going to go outside the organization for the final two spots," Anderson said. "We're just going to concentrate on what's available here." For now, Doherty at least has been given a set role one that he doesn't plan to lose. "I didn't come here to open some eyes," Doherty said. "I'm here to play." B Tigers 2, Reds 1 : At Plant City, Fla., Tony Phillips drove in both Detroit runs with a homer and a single in a Wednesday victory over Cincinnati that ended Greg Swindell's perfect spring training. Phillips tied the game 1-1 with a leadoff homer in the fifth off Swindell (0-1), who hadn't allowed a run in his 16 spring innings. It was Phillips second homer. The Tigers went ahead an inning later. Travis Fryman walked with one out and Skeeter Barnes beat out a slow grounder to shortstop Barry Larkin for a two-out single. Phillips lined a single to left for his 10th RBI of the spring. Swindell gave up six hits and walked two in six innings. Scott Aldred (3-1 ) allowed just two hits and an unearned run in six innings. The left-hander has pitched well the last three times out, giving up 11 hits and one earned run in 13 innings. Phillips throwing error set up the Reds' only run in the fourth. Larkin walked with one out, and Phillips threw wide of first base on Chris Sabo's slow grounder to send Larkin to third. He scored when Reggie Sanders forced Sabo at second. Steve Cummings, competing for a job in the Tigers' bullpen, allowed two hits over the final two innings to complete the combined five-hitter. Detroit (11-9) has won five of its last six games. Cincinnati is 13-7-1. Contract talks build momentum Associated Press TORONTO NHL owners and players have built momentum in two days of contract talks but have yet to tackle the key issues of free agency and revenues, league president John Ziegler said after Wednesday's negotiations recessed. "The momentum continued to day and that is a helpful sign, but , we still have a long ways to eo "' Ziegler said after nine hours of talks between owners and player representatives at a downtown hotel. The talks will resume today. "We have not got to the (difficult issues)," goaltender Mike Liut of the Washington Capitals agreed. 'We are building some momen tum, but we still have to proceed cautiously." The mood after the second straight day of meetings was more somber than Tuesday night, when owners and players met for the first time since March 9. The players have set a strike deadline of noon Monday. On Tuesday, Ziegler and Bob Goodenow, executive director of the players' union, appeared together briefly at a news conference. On Wednesday, they held separate briefings. Both owners and players predicted marathon sessions will be needed to resolve their differences before the deadline. Liut was asked to equate the progress of the talks to a hockey game. "It's early in the first period," he replied without batting an eye. adgers dip into to hire Associated Press MADISON, Wis. Former New York Knicks coach Stu Jackson was hired on Wednesday as Wisconsin's basketball coach, taking over a program that has had only one winning season in the past 12 years. Jackson, introduced at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse, said he hopes to "make this the model basketball program in the nation. "There is no reason no reason that this program cannot be on a par with any basketball program in America," he said. Jackson, 36, whose head coaching experience consists of just over one season with the Knicks, replaces Steve Yoder, who resigned effective April 1 when athletic director Pat Rich-ter refused to extend his con tract beyond next season. Jackson Richter described Jackson as a teacher and recruiter who fits in well with the program, "Stu embodies all the qualities we seek," Richter said. "He coaches exciting, innovative basketball. He's played with and worked under some of the most highly regarded coaches in the country. He's a top-notch, exciting, first-rate individual." Asked about the condition of the 62-year-old fieldhouse where the Badgers play their home games, Jackson replied: "You can walk in and say it's old or it's a fire hazard. I walk in and say it's a great homecourt advantage." Coach Stu Jackson COLLEGE BASKETBALL A press release said contract details were being finalized, but it was a multiyear deal with a base salary of $110,000. Jackson declined comment on the terms, but The Capital Times of Madison reported Jackson agreed to a five-year contract valued at $275,000 per year. The newspaper said the deal would include an annual base salary of $110,000 plus fringe benefits, which routinely include a leased car and country club membership, as well as revenue from radio and television shows. The Badgers finished the season 13-18 overall and 4-14 in the Big Ten Conference. Their only winning record in 10 seasons under Yoder was in 1988-89; 18-12 overall and 8-10 in the Big Ten. Jackson, currently the director of basketball operations with the NBA, became the youngest coach in league history when he was hired to run the Knicks in 1989 at age 33. He replaced Rick Pitino, who went to Kentucky. In Jackson's only full season, the team had a 45-37 record, finishing third in the Atlantic Division. Jackson was fired early in the 1990-91 season after the Knicks started off 7-8. Jackson started his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1981 at Oregon, where he had been a player. He also was an assistant at Washington State from 1983-85 and at Providence from 1985-87 before he joined the Knicks. Florida eliminates Purdue, 74-67 NIT Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Reserve Brian Hogan, playing in his home state, matched his career high with 18 points as Florida defeated Purdue 74-67 Wednes day night to reach the quarterfinals oi tneiNauonai Invitation Tournament. Hogan, a senior averaging 4.1 points per game, made three 3-pointers to increase his school record to 117. The Gators (19-13) scored the first six points of the game and led 39-35 at halftime. Purdue missed its first three shots and had two turnovers before scoring its first points with 16:10 remaining in the half. Purdue (18-15) was outscored 12-6 to start the second half, and Florida opened its biggest lead when Hogan hit a 3-pointer for a 59-44 advantage. The Boilermakers trailed 66-50 after Dan Cross made one free throw with 2:43 left. Purdue cut the deficit to 67-59 with 1:56 left, but couldn't draw any closer than the final margin. Woody Austin, Purdue's leading scorer, finished with 25 points. But he was 1 l-of-24 from the field and did much of his scoring after Florida took control. B Notre Dame 74, Manhattan 58: At South Bend, Ind., LaPhonso Ellis scored 25 points and Daimon Sweet made six 3-pointers as Notre Dame beat Manhattan and advance to the NIT quarterfinals. Sweet hit three 3-pointers during an 11-2 first-half run that gave Notre Dame (17-14) the lead for good. He added three more long-distance shots in the second half for a school record as the Irish pulled away after leading 31-23 at the half. Keith Bullock led Manhattan (25-9) with 16 points. The loss ended Manhattan's first NIT appearance in 17 years after victories over WTisconsin-Green Bay and Rutgers. Notre Dame beat Western Michigan and Kansas State before playing the Jaspers. Notre Dame opened the second half with an 8-2 scoring run, six from Ellis, to take a 39-25. The Jaspers never came closer than 10 points after that. Manhattan used an 8-0 run to take a 15-10 lead in the first half, but Notre Dame rallied to move ahead on Sweet's 3-point shooting. He hit three long-range shots during an 11-2 run that gave Notre Dame a 25-18 lead.

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