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- 6c Von 1( noblest of the M ichael sieged I everyb -- even pitchers Birmingham Br Chris Pika passea postgame conven the Barons' Jorda nooga pitcher Job ft- N 1 - t z4"011K4 ?!: ''14'61t j-a-- 1 AI CARR didn't mean to do Jordan smiled tograph and wisho the best Coincide is a former North lete and Courtrigl Duke Barons officials who will face the 1 cats at Five Couni weekend is well Barons—except i attention "It's three time was with Bo Jack Steve Davis said "Michael is tryi dream and I resp Kareem Abdul Ja the Los Angeles T it was F Scott Fit said the rich are a of us "Well Michael' skills are not like He can do things think about" WHERE ARE THEY LaGarde a forma lina and NBA pla3 vestments busine: City TEE TIME: Funny tennis players Lc golf nuts Mikael l of an estimated 5fI who like to hit the "If I have a tent o'clock it's tough up at 7" he said' time at 6 I'm up s More and more te are playing golf fa and relaxation off Pernfors said M is one of the best t with a 5-handicap a 6-handicap Ivat other avid golfer nors also plays "There's a defit tion among the Sm Pernfors who wil USTA Clay Court Pinehurst May 2-E Wilander in golf I across the world t DID YOU KNOW? lot of folks to see P pion Jose Maria 0 leigh on Monday clubs checked at ( tom Golf on Down yard But Brian Sand3 work for Olazabal viced clubs for tam Us Strange and Ia REACTION: Bober las linebacker frol lina was among ti and disappointed I coach Jimmy Joh "I didn't detect during the seasor Johnson and owne Jones" said Joni played on two Sup ners "It was like 1 family We're kin( him go Johnson IA good motivating-I 1- FATHER A SON: Tc a former NC Stal with the Washingt and his late father be inducted into th County Sports Hal Long Island NY Frank was a longt ketball coach who Tom's freshman y CARING: When Cl ball player Devin 1 a heart attack nel Rick Barnes immo from Providence vile SC to visit hospital Then Bar to Providence for night " HOT ITEM: One of ular clothing item: Hill is a T-shirt be gam of Charlotte point shot that lifto lina's women to th ketball champions produced by Chap wear FUNNY FELLOW: E formation director said response to Co Krzyzewski's "Ye: commercial durin Four seemed grea tion to the Blue De win over Purdue "People called s didn't know he was Cragg said 6c Von Jordan noblest Baron of them all Michael Jordan is be- sieged by just about everybody these days -- even opposing pitchers Birmingham Barons publicist Chris Pika passed along a recent postgame conversation between the Barons' Jordan and Chattanooga pitcher John Courtright Courtright: it"--- N "Mr Jordan -1 '1t -- — --- - ') you'd make ' 'AN Mc' ' ' my career if ''''' you would je-v 7! sign this 11 --' 1: baseball" " - Jordan: - "You're the A J guy who ‘ threw at me LAIR aren't you?" Courtright: "No sir I didn't mean to do that" Jordan smiled signed his autograph and wished Courtright the best Coincidentally Jordan is a former North Carolina athlete and Courtright is from Duke Barons officials say Jordan who will face the Carolina Mud-cats at Five County Stadium this weekend is well just one of the Barons — except for the media attention "It's three times bigger than it was with Bo Jackson" trainer Steve Davis said "Michael is trying to live his dream and I respect him for it" Kareem Abdul Jabbar said in the Los Angeles Times "I think it was F Scott Fitzgerald who said the rich are not like the rest of us "Well Michael's athletic - skills are not like the rest of us He can do things we can't even think about" WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Tommy LaGarde a former North Carolina and NBA player is in the investments business in New York City TEE TIME: Funny thing about tennis players Lots of 'em are golf nuts Mikael Pernfors is one of an estimated 50 touring pros who like to hit the links "If I have a tennis match at 9 o'clock it's tough for me to get up at 7" he said "If I have a tee time at 6 I'm up swinging at 5 More and more tennis players are playing golf for a good time and relaxation off the court" 1 Pernfors said Mats Wilander is one of the best tennis-golfers with a 5-handicap Pernfors has a 6-handicap Ivan Lend is another avid golfer Jimmy Connors also plays "There's a definite competition among the Swedes" added Pernfors who will play in the USTA Clay Court Classic at Pinehurst May 2-8 "If I beat Wilander in golf I'd crawl across the world to tell about it" DID YOU KNOW? It surprised a lot of folks to see Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal in Raleigh on Monday getting his clubs checked at Carolina Custom Golf on Downtown Boulevard But Brian Sandy who does the work for Olazabal also has serviced clubs for touring pros Curtis Strange and Ian Woosnam REACTION: Robert Jones a Dallas linebacker from East Carolina was among those surprised and disappointed to see Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson leave "I didn't detect any problem during the season between Johnson and owner Jerry Jones" said Jones who has played on two Super Bowl winners "It was like one big happy family We're kind of sad to see him go Johnson was a real good motivating-type coach" FATHER A SON: Tom Gugliotta a former NC State star now with the Washington Bullets and his late father Frank will be inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame in Long Island NY April 27 Frank was a longtime prep basketball coach who died during Tom's freshman year at State CARING: When Clemson basketball player Devin Gray suffered a heart attack new Tigers coach Rick Barnes immediately flew from Providence RI to Greenville SC to visit Gray in the hospital Then Barnes flew back to Providence for a banquet that night " HOT ITEM: One of the most popular clothing items in Chapel Hill is a T-shirt bearing the diagram of Charlotte Smith's three-point shot that lifted North Carolina's women to the NCAA basketball championship It was produced by Chapel Hill Sportswear FUNNY FELLOW: Duke sports information director Mike Cragg said response to Coach Mike Krzyzewski's "Yes I Am" limo commercial during the Final Four seemed greater than reaction to the Blue Devils' regional win over Purdue "People called saying they didn't know he was so funny" Cragg said 1 l Viooectr00nnt: fouwals:on'AlSmnicesecr 4oncl fourth A-17317 T-2:09 Cragg sa Char S2 135 345 Webber GS 70 153 219 - " Stocked shots: 6 (0tonwon 3 Horrv 3) (MOWS—Madden Mauer DeRoso id I tjlerte Ph'oe 175 455 385 Kemp Sea 72 151 210 Turnovers: 18 Worry 4 Thorpe 4 Oloiuwon 3 r sTitiinNGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic nmm it-New York W 52 L Pet 23 693 1-Orlando 46 29 613 Miami 40 36 526 New Jersey 40 36 526 Boston 28 41 373 Philadelphia 24 52 316 Washington 22 53 293 Central m x-Atlanta W L Pct 52 23 693 x-Chicago 52 24 684 x-Cleveiand 43 33 566 Indiana 40 35 -533 CHARLOTTE 36 39 480 Detroit 20 55 267 Milwaukee 19 56 253 WESTERN W L Pct 55 20 733 Midwest m x-Houston San Antonio 53 23 697 x-Utah 48 28 632 Denver 37 38 493 Minnesota 20 56 -263 Dallas 10 66 132 Pacific W L Pct y-Seattle 58 18 763 x-Phoenix 50 26 658 It-Golden State 45 31 592 It-Portland 45 31 592 LA Laker 33 42 440 LA Clippers 25 50 342 Sacramento 26 50 342 y-clinched division title x-clinched playoff berth Note—tied teams order based on tie-breaker MONDArS RESULTS CHARLOTTE 99 Miami 97 Orlando 108 New York 100 Indiana 121 Boston 108 San Antonio 101 Minnesota 89 Golden State 122 Dallas 108 Sacramento 118 LA Clippers 97 TUESDAY'S RESULTS Philadelphia 134 Detroit 107 Cleveland 119 Milwaukee 91 Chicago lit New Jersey 105 Houston 98 Minnesota 89 Phoenix 107 Denver 102 Utah 126 Sacramento 91 Seattle 116 LA Clippers 101 Golden State 128 LA Laker 117 Dallas 108 Portland 107 TODArS GAMES Detroit at Boston 7:30 Indiana at Philadelphia 7:30 Chicago at Miami 7:30 Home Ilkof-d'' ' i 410 IN "40tio 411t N ' 'C:) 9f 1 t441v 'April ‘ 10 11 12 13 14 IS - 16 MIAMI ORI CHI k- 17 18 ' 19 20 21 22 23 NYI WASH BOS DU 24 WASH 805 3:00 3:30 All other home games begin at 7:35 pm BOS — Boston Celtics CHI Chicago Bulls DET — MIAMI — HORNETS (Through Player G FG Pct FT Alonzo Mourning 54382-749 510392-511 Larry Jotinson 44 295-584 505124-178 Dell Curry 75491-1084 453109-123 Hersey Hawkins 75369-793 465 292-339 Frank Brickowski 66 352-723 487 187-242 Bockowski (Char) 22 98-195 503 39-51 Edda) Johnson 67 315-687 45995-119 Tyrone Rogues 71328-691 475 120-149 Kenny Galltson 70 210-404 520 110-173 David Wingate 43 121-249 486 32-49 Scott Burrell 47 95-227 419 45-65 LeRon Elhs 46 86-170 506 43-63 Flumes! Robinson 31 55-152 362 13-29 Robinson (Char) 14 13-33 394 3-9 Tony Bennett 67 94-232 405 9-13 Tim kemplon 9 9-26 346 7-10 Steve Henson 3 12 500 0-0 Marty Conlon 16 66-109 606 31-38 Three-point goals Curry 134-341 Hawkins 73-220 E Johnson 52135 Bennett 25-69 Robonson (total) 8-20 Robinson (Char) 1-5 L Johnson 5-20 Wingate 3-10 Brickowski (total) 4-20 Bnckowski (Char) 1-2 Burrell 2-6 Bogues 2-12 Henson 1-1 Conlon 0-1 Mourning 0-1 (Through Monday's gamin) Scoring G FG FT Robinson SA 74 762 627 2' O'Neal OH 74 862 411 2' Olaiuwon Hou 73 802 356 11 Wilk ins Atio-LAC 69 645 415 1: K Malone Utah 75 704 469 11 Ewing NY 72 675 411 1 Richmond Soc 71 586 408 1 Pippen Chi 65 558 242 1 Sorewell GS 75 573 338 1 R ice Ma 75 622 232 Manning LA-CAtl 61 534 212 Coleman NJ 70 496 404 1 C Robinson Port 75 596 324 1 Harper LAC 70 535 288 1 Dumars Get 66 474 264 1 Miller Ind 72 472 384 1 Willis Att 73 573 248 1 Mashburn Dail 72 512 273 1 Jackson Doll 75 581 249 1 Weotherspoon Ph il75 559 270 1 K Anderson NJ 75 529 297 1 MacLean Wash 68 480 297 1 Kemp Sea 72 485 332 1 Abdul-Rouf Den 72 532 200 1 Prke Clew 69 441 221 1 Pts 2159 2135 1968 1783 1885 1765 1688 1408 1614 1596 1282 1433 1529 1425 1327 1431 1401 1378 1426 1391 1390 1259 1303 1300 1213 Avg 292 289 270 258 251 245 238 217 215 213 210 205 204 204 201 199 192 191 190 185 185 185 181 181 176 Field goal percentage FG FGA 862 1433 405 714 en 330 591 526 956 485 899 Dh 423 797 418 794 325 620 tSoc 319 609 De 371 711 461 882 429 821 802 1536 404 788 nor 382 749 4 762 1497 321 633 540 1069 hat 295 584 530 1050 osh 480 951 384 763 502 998 450 895 ash 304 768 319 637 423 845 C 469 937 426 832 573 1146 Pct 602 567 558 550 539 531 526 524 524 523 523 523 522 513 510 509 507 505 505 505 505 503 503 503 503 501 501 501 500 500 O'Neal On Thorpe Hats Mutamba Den Webber GS Kemp Sea Stockton Utah Grant Chi Vaught LAC Poynice DetSac Cebal las Phoe Radio Ban Smits Ind Dial uwan Mau A1)9171011 AN Mourning Char Robinson SA Gilliam NJ Payton Sea L Johnson Char Mills Det MacLean Wash Baker Mil Tisdale Sac Owens GS Chapman Wash Parish Ban Divac LA L Barkley Phoe Ellis Den Willis Att Three-point tied goal Percentage 3F0 'PGA Iv Port 48 102 :hi 47 112 rong Chi 53 128 CkMiI 61 148 Pe 471 420 414 412 408 401 404 404 403 402 402 400 398 397 393 393 388 388 387 385 385 Murray Port Kerr Chi Armstrong Chi Murdock Mil Sk lies OH Davis NY Price Clay Hou Wilkins Clew Ellis SA Scott On Richmond Sac Miller Ind Chapman Wash Curry Char Jennings GS Porter Port 1-eviler Dag Barros Phil I Johnson Char Malerle Phoe 66 46 110 BO 75 130 141 log 103 Se 134 53 157 113 272 1911 186 323 351 270 259 146 341 135 255 134 313 135 455 59 52 121 12 175 OB LIO Stk Home Away — 6-4 L-3 30-8 22-15 6 7-3 W4 28-9 18-20 12Y2 3-7 1-2 20-17 20-19 1212 5-5 11 27-12 13-24 27-23 24 5-5 1-1 15-22 13-25 2812 3-7 W-1 14-24 10-28 30 3-7 1-1 15-22 7-31 06 LIO Stk Horne Away Cont — 6-4 W-1 33-5 19-18 37-12 1A 9-1 W-I1 304 22-10 912 64 W-1 28-10 15-23 12 5-5 W-1 2642 14-23 26-24 16 7-3 W-4 2512 11-27 32 24 L4 10-29 10-26 33 1-9 1-5 10-26 9-30 CONFERENCE 08 LW Stk — 8-2 W-5 Horn xra 33-5 22-15 211 7-3 W-I 31-7 22-16 712 5-5 W-3 31-8 17-20 18 4-8 L-2 27-12 10-26 3512 1-9 L4 1345 7-31 4512 28 W-1 3-33 7-33 011 110 Stk Homo Away - 9-1 W-3 344 24-14 a 7-3 W-1 32-5 18-21 13 6-4 W-3 25-12 20-19 13 6-4 1-1 30-9 15-22 2412 6-4 1-3 2117 12-25 32 2-8 14 16-21 10-29 32 3-7 1-1 19-20 7-30 Cleveland at Atlanta 7:30 New Jersey at Milwaukee 8:30 Denver at San Antonio 8:30 LA Lakers at Phoenix 10 THURSDArS GAMES New York at Washington 7:30 CHARLOTTE at Orlando 8 Sacramento at Houston 0:30 San Antonio at Utah 9 LA Clippers at Seattle 10 Portland at Golden State 10:30 FRIDArS GAMES Orlando at Boston 7:30 Washington at New York 730 Detroit at New Jersey 7:30 Miami at Cleveland 7:30 Chicago at CHARLOTTE 8 Indiana at Minnesota 8 Denver at Dallas 8:30 Atlanta at Milwaukee 9 Portland at LA Lakers 10:30 Hornets schedule game I All home games are played at the Charlotte Coliseum Detroit Pistons OHL— Orlando Magi( Miami Heat WASH—Washington Bullets STATISTICS I Monday game) Pct Belt Avg AM Avg Bik TO St Ma Avg 767-547101 -79 15 171 -181221156 214 97386 88 16538 14 101 -24 719 163 886244 33 201 27 25 114 90-1225 -163 861 351 47 203 27 19 148 1251103 147 773 38859 213 32 24 174 77 895 136 765103 47 44 20 7 48 22 236 107 798-212 32 120 18 8 78 34 777 116 805288 41 705 99 1 155 113 778 110 636 332 47 85 12 42 74 54 530 76 653116 27 93 22 4 50 40 277 84 692 128 27 59 13 15 43 -36 237 50 6831763822 05 -22 20 13 215 47 448 32 1 0 63 2 0 3 43 18 131 42 250 8 0618 13 0 18 330 21 692 82 12 153 23 36-222 33 700 14 16 6 07 1 4 4 25 28 000 1 03 5 17 0 1 0 3 10 816 89 5628 18 723 5 163 102 Dumors Dot Rice Mio t 115 300 120 316 Free throw percentage FT FIA Den 200 208 384 424 L 126 142 156 176 232 262 221 250 'hiUtah 236 268 188 214 Chi 181 208 190 219 383 380 Pct 962 906 887 886 885 884 881 879 870 868 Abdul-Rauf Den Miller Ind Threatt LAL Pierce Sea Rice Mia Price Cies! Hornocek PhiUtah Sk iles OH Armstrong Chi Porter Port Miller Ind 384 Threatt LAL 126 Pierce Sea 156 Rice Mia 232 Price Clev 221 Hornacek PhiiUtah 236 Sk iles OH 188 Armstrong Chi 181 Porter Port 190 Rebounding 0 Ott De Rodman SA 73 413 849 O'Neal Orl 74 349 613 Mutombo Den 74 265 628 OloiltwonHou 73 217 657 Willis Att 73 307 565 Doklev NY 75 330 564 Coleman NJ 70 244 561 K Malone Utah 75 216 643 Ewing NV 72 202 604 Divac LAL 74 270 541 Williams Port 74 291 500 Kemp Sea 72 280 485 Thorpe Hou 74 235 547 Seikaly Mid 66 229 465 Robinson SA 74 216 553 Weatherspoon Phil 75 236 537 Gugliotta Wash 71 M 480 Webber GS 70 279 355 Green Phce 75 246 423 Pippen Chi 65 162 407 Vaught LAC 68 197 398 Mills Del 72 185 434 Ellis Den 72 194 414 Spencer Utah 72 219 385 Owens GS 73 212 376 Williams Clev 69 189 340 Simmons Soc 70 161 369 Jones Dail 74 268 272 I isdole Soc 72 153 372 Assists Tot 1262 962 893 874 872 894 805 859 806 811 791 765 782 694 769 773 652 634 669 569 595 619 608 604 588 529 530 540 525 Avg 173 130 121 120 119 119 113 113 112 110 107 106 106 105 104 103 92 91 89 ase 86 84 84 81 16 73 73 G No 75 953 71 705 74 726 75 706 60 555 IS 673 73 639 72 619 69 542 64 472 63 430 56 387 74 495 72 470 75 186 Ave 121 99 90 91 93 90 LS 06 79 74 70 69 67 65 65 Stockton Utah Bogues Char Blaylock Ad K Anderson NJ K Johnson Phoe Strickland Port Douglas Bos Jackson LAC Price Clay M Williams Minn Adams Wash Thomas Del Murdock Mil Webb Sac Sk des Ori stew' No 193 189 194 160 18 175 169 167 A99 2 92 291 262 243 237 213 225 273 Mc Milton Sea Piocen Chi Blaylock Att Murdock Mil Stockton Utah Hordoway Ort Payton Sea Swann II GS 66 65 74 74 75 75 75 75 Blocked shots 0 74 73 74 54 49 74 72 as 70 2 Ne 307 26$ 24 In 147 214 197 156 153 155 Motomba Den Oto lowon Nom Robinson SA Mourning Cher Bradley Phil O'Neal Od Ewing NY Miller Phoe Webber GS Kemp Sea 415 363 335 117 300 209 274 236 219 210 NBA BOGUES CONTINUED FROM PAGE IC - EL1" significant a role as he hasl" 35-14 Staak said "But he got into a good 32-18 situation here" 31-20 For the doubters the first half 2743 of Monday's game provided plen- 18-32 ty of fodder Rogues was so 7-)-- -34 overwhelmed by Miami guard 15-34 Steve Smith that Bristow had to —cont order Bogues and Hawkins to — 37-12 switch on defense so Bogrues could is- 75' guard Brian Shaw Shaw finished with 10 points seven rebounds and seven assists 26-24 On offense Bogues was awful in --2771 the half missing wide-open shots T-- But in the second half Bogues — found his rhythm He hit a jumper off a pass from David Wingate He fed Mourning in transition for a Conf — dunk He kept passing to Dell 35-12 Curry for jumpers and Curry kept 30-18 hitting And he hit a jumper of his 31-17 own from 20 feet to give Charlotte 22-25 a 94-89 edge with 1:15 to play 3-39 Then he stole the ball from 74 Rice leading to a three-point play Con? by Kenny Gattison And he hit two 39-9 free throws to seal the game with TT? 81 seconds showing 28-20 Bogues's offense improved 27-22 when Johnson and Mourning were Te--29 out with injuries In a stretch 16-32 where Johnson missed 31 games and Mourning 22 Bogrues raised — his average from 96 to 102 points per game He has kept shooting with Mourning and Johnson back and is now averaging a career-high 110 points per game He also has 705 assists and 155 turnovers "Unfortunately Larry and Alonzo went out and I was called upon to do a lot more scoring do a lot more things with the basketball" Bogues said "Allan gave me the freedom to do so He put the basketball in my hands "I feel real comfortable in there I feel I can make something happen one way or another" 76ERS 134 PISTONS 107 PHILADELPHIA FG FT Reb MP M-A M-A O-T A F Ins Perry 25 1-4 3-4 2-5 4 1 6 Weatherspoon 31 7-13 4-7 2-10 3 2 18 Leckner 19 23 2-3 0-4 2 3 6 Barros 25 5-10 0-0 0-3 7 1 14 JMalone 31 11-17 22 1-3 4 1 25 Woo !ridge 24 915 5-10 0-4 4 3 23 Dawkins 23 3-6 5-6 1-3 8 0 12 Graham 17 5-8 0-0 0-2 3 2 11 Austin 19 4-6 0-0 2-9 1 5 8 Kidd 17 2-3 0-0 1-4 3 2 4 M Malone 9 2-4 3-4 0-1 0 0 7 Totals 240 51-89 24-36 9-48 39 20 134 Three-point goals: 8-16 (Barros 4-8 JMalone 11 Dawkins 1-1 Graham 1-1 Perry 1-4 Wool-ridge 0-1) Blocked shots: 3 (Kidd 2 Weatherspoon) Turnovers: 7 (Graham 2 WeathersPoon Leckner JMalone Woo fridge Dawkins) Steals: 7 (Dawkins 2 JMalone 2 Perry Borros Woo fridge) DETROIT FG FT Reb -- 'MP M-A M-A 0-T A F Pts Elliott '' 40 11-23 1-3 2-4 4 2 23 Mills - 40 13-23 810 2-12 2 3 35 Anderson - 21 - 0-3 1-2 3-7 0 3 1 Houston 38 10-19 2-2 1-3 4 3 23 Hunter 42 7-16 2-3 1-5 10 5 11 Wood ' 19 3-9 0-0 2-4 0 4 6 Jones 24 0-1 0-0 26 0 5 0 Chi !cult 11 1-4 0-0 4-7 2 1 2 Liberty 5 0-4 0-4 1-1 0 0 0 Jones 24 0-1 0-0 26 0 5 0 Chi !cult 11 1-4 0-0 4-7 2 1 2 Liberty 5 0-4 0-4 1-1 0 0 0 Totals 240 45-102 14-24 18-49 22 26 107 Three-point 9001S: 3-8 (Mills 1-1 Houston 1-3 Hunter 1-3 Wood 0-1) Blocked shots: 6 (Wood 2 Mills Hunter Jones Chi Scutt) Turnovers: B (Hunter 3 Elliott 2 Mills Houston Liberty) Steals: 5 (Mills 5) Philadelphia 29 33 35 37 — 134 Detroit 27 23 22 35 — 107 A-0-16137 Officials—Salvatore Jones Benson ' CAVALIERS 119 BUCKS 91 MILWAUKEE FG FT Rob MP M-A MA 01 A F Pts Day 28 4-6 1-3 0-2 2 3 9 Strong 15 1-3 0-0 0-3 0 1 2 Baker - 41 7-13 4-6 2-11 7 5 18 Edwards 19 2-6 0-0 1-3 1 3 6 Murdock 28 8-13 2-2 2-3 4 4 20 Norman 33 7-17 3-4 2-6 5 3 18 Barry 19 2-4 2-2 0-1 4 2 6 Lohaus 14 23 0-0 1-2 0 0 5 Courtney 15 1-6 0-0 3-3 I 0 2 Mayberry 20 13 0-0 0-1 I 0 3 Coo 8 I-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Totals 240 36-75 1217 11-35 25 22 91 Three-point goals: 7-14 (Murdock 2-3 Edwards 2-4 Norman 1-2 Lohuas 1-2 Mayberry 1-2 Strong 0-1) ' Blocked shots: 5 (Courtnev 2 Baker Norman Lohaus) Turnovers: 27 (Baker 10 Murdock 6 Norman 5 Day 2 Edwards 2 Barry Courtney) Steals: 6 (Day 2 Baker Norman Barry Courtney) Technical fouls: Illegal defense 5:30 first Illegal defense 6:07 second Norman 8:28 fourth CLEVELAND FG FT Reb MP M-A MA 0-T A F Pts Phills 35 9-11 4-6 7-11 3 1 22 Higgins 33 6-10 0-0 2-5 3 1 14 Williams 23 2-5 3-6 1-4 1 4 7 Wilkins 31 6-13 2-2 0-4 5 I 14 Price 24 6-10 3-4 0-3 9 0 17 Brandon 24 8-11 5-5 0-2 5 1 22 Mills 23 4-11 1-2 2-7 3 3 9 Phi lis 35 9-11 4-6 7-11 3 1 22 Higgins 33 6-10 0-0 2-5 3 1 14 Williams 23 2-5 3-6 1-4 1 4 7 Wilkins 31 6-13 22 0-4 5 1 14 Price 24 6-10 3-4 0-3 9 0 17 Brandon 24 8-11 5-5 0-2 5 1 22 Mills 23 4-11 12 2-7 3 3 9 Ferry 25 1-5 2-2 0-1 2 3 4 Alexander 15 2-5 1-2 3-4 0 1 5 Modkins 7 24 0-0 0-0 2 0 5 Totals - 240 44-85 2129 15-41 33 15 119 Threelsoint 000tS: 6-14 (Higgins 2-3 Price 2-3 Brandon 1-1 Madkins 1-2 Mills 0-1 Ferry 0-1 Wilkins 0-3) Blocked shots: 7 (Mills 2 Phills Williams Wilkins Price Ferry) Turnovers: 15 (Brandon 3 Mills 3 Phil's 2 Williams 2 Alexander 2 Higgins Price team) Steals: 17 (Wilkins 4 Phills 2 Higgins 2 Prke 2 Brandon 2 Mills 2 Williams Alexander Mod kin) ' Technical foul: Illegal defense 7:31 third Milwaukee Cleveland 14 31 21 25 - 91 31 29 30 29 - 119 A-11494 T-2:07 Officials--Hollins Saar Stafford ROCKETS 98 TAVOLVES 89 MINNESOTA FG FT Reb MP M-A M-A 0-T A F Pts L aettner 32 6-18 0-0 24 4 4 12 West 35 7-13 3-4 0-3 2 4 17 Brown 40 0-4 0-0 14 3 5 0 Rider 38 11-19 5-7 2-3 3 0 28 Williams 15 3-6 5-5 1-4 7 3 11 Maxey 13 34 0-0 1-4 0 3 6 Person 20 44 0-0 04 I 3 10 B ailey 14 2-7 0-0 1-3 1 0 4 C Smith 11 0-1 1-2 04 1 0 1 Davis I 04 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Jackson 1 0-0 0-0 00 0 1 0 Totals 240 3640 14-111 8-37 22 23 89 Three-point goals: 3-4 (Person 2-3 Ritter I-1) Blocked shots: 5 (Laettner 2 Maxey 2 Brown) Turnovers: 17 ( R ltier 5 Lochner 3 Williams 3 West 2 Person Smith Nom 2) Steols: (Loettner 2 Brawn 2 Rider 2 Williams Person Smith) Technical foul: illegal defense 2:05 fourth HOUSTON FG FT Reb MP M-A M-A 0-T A F Pts Harry NI 6-13 5-8 4-13 7 4 17 Thorpe 34 3-9 2-4 5-11 3 4 8 040iUVIOn 45 111-29 6-7 0-10 2 4 42 Maxwell 42 5-11 I-1 2-3 I 2 12 K Smith 31 6-10 1-2 1-2 6 2 14 Riley 7 1-1 0-0 04 0 1 2 Cassell 24 14 I-1 1-4 2 5 3 Herrera 9 02 04 02 0 1 0 Totals 240 4641 16-23 13-45 21 23 90 Three-Mint 9001s: 2-9 (K Smith 1-2 Maxwell 1-4 Harry 0-) (Nehmen 0-1 Cassell 0-1) Blacked shots: 6 (Otalywon 3 HorrY 3) Turnovers: 18 Worry 4 Thorpe 4 Oloiuwon 3 ROUNDUP Bulls 111 Nets 105: Chicago behind 25 points from Scottie Pippen at Chicago Stadium moved within a half-game of New York and Atlanta in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference The Knicks and Hawks each have seven games left and the Bulls have six — including three straight on the road Pippen had 15 first-quarter points and just missed a triple-double with nine rebounds and nine assists Rockets 98 Timberwolves 89: Hakeem Olajuwon scored 13 of his 42 points in the final four minutes as host Houston tied last season's franchise record for victories Super Sonic 116 Clippers 101: Kendall Gill scored 26 points and Seattle set a franchise record with its 24th road victory The Sonics have won 21 of their last 25 including three straight and lead the Western Conference with a 58-18 mark Seattle already has set club records for total wins (57) and home wins (34) with six games remaining before the playoffs Suns 107 Nuggets 102: Frank Johnson and Mark West made key contributions in the second half and visiting Phoenix prevented Denver from solidifying its playoff status Johnson a reserve guard scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and West a NOTES II MAGIC'S DECISION: Magic Johnson wondering whether the constant NBA travel has placed too many demands on his life is leaning against returning as the Lakers head coach the Los Angeles Times has reported The newspaper said Johnson will decide perhaps by Friday The Lakers say Johnson had intended to discuss his situation with them after the regular season ends April 24 BARKLEY FINED: The Suns' Charles Barkley has been fined $7500 by the NBA for making derogatory comments about the officiating and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after a loss Sunday in Seattle DAUGHERTY REMAINS OUT: Cavs center Brad Daugherty is continuing an exercise program designed to rehabilitate the herniated disc in his BOXES Maxwell 2 KSmith 2 Cassell team 2) Steals: 10 (Horry 5 Cassell 2 Thorpe Olaiuwon KSmith) Technical foul: Illegal defense 7:25 fourth Minnesota Houston 24 19 21 25-89 20 1 6 26 28-98 A-12048 1-2:05 Officials—Oakes EF Rush Monte McCutchen SUNS 107 NUGGETS 102 PHOENIX FG FT Reb MP M-A M-A O-T A F Pts Ceballos 19 8-14 0-0 13 1 0 16 Barkley 32 4-14 0-0 1-3 5 3 8 West 28 6-8 0-1 1-6 1 4 12 K Johnson 37 8-14 8-8 1-4 10 3 25 Maier le 44 6-13 5-8 412 2 0 10 Kleine 23 2-7 0-0 0-0 1 2 4 Green 31 5-10 0-0 3-9 3 0 10 Ainge 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 F Johnson 18 5-6 3-3 0-0 2 3 - 13 Perry 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 I 0 MockeY 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240 44436 16-20 11-37 25 17 107 Three-point goals: 36 500 (Maierle 2-4 KJohnson 1-1 Barkley 0-1) Blocked shots: 7 (West 2 Malerte 2 Ceballos Kleine Green) Turnovers: 13 (Barkley 6 Maierle 3 K Johnson Ainge Perry team) Steals: 8 (Cebollos 3 Barkley K Johnson Maierle Green F Johnson) Technical foul: Illegal defense 10:51 second DENVER FG FT Reb MP M-A MA 0-T A FPts Ellis 33 7-13 2-3 3-8 2 3 16 RWillioms 40 8-18 1-1 38 4 4 18 Mutombo 43 78 3-5 1-7 1 2 17 Abdul-Rauf 32 1015 4-4 0-1 4 4 25 Stith 31 3-10 4-5 3-6 0 0 10 Hammonds 5 0-3 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 Rogers 23 3-9 1-1 1-4 3 2 7 Pock 22 2-8 1-1 1-3 4 3 5 &Williams 11 1-1 2-2 1-2 0 1 4 Totals 240 41-85 18-22 14-40 19 19 102 Three-point 900iS: 2-7 (Abdul-Rout 1-2 R Williams 1-3 Rogers 0-1 Pack OA) Blocked shots: 12 (Mutombo 7 ElliS 2 Rogers Pack B Williams) Turnovers: 16 (R Williams 3 Mutombo 3 Rogers 3 Abdul-Rout 2 Ellis 2 B Williams 2 Pack) Steals: 9 (Stith 4 R Williams 3 Pock 2) Technical foul: Illegal defense :135 third Phoenix Denver 23 31 211 23 - 10 24 24 30 24 - 102 A-11171 1-2:07 Officials—O'Donnell Clark Mayfield BULLS 111 NETS 105 NEWJERSEY FG FT Reb MP MA M-A 0T A F Pis Brown 15 3-4 1-1 1-4 1 2 8 Coleman 32 5-13 7-8 3-8 1 1 17 Beniamin 24 4-8 1-2 2-2 2 0 9 Anderson 33 3-11 2-3 1-3 9 1 8 Edwards 32 714 6-6 3-4 2 1 2) Newman 28 4-13 3-6 1-2 2 4 12 J Williams 20 2-5 1-2 0-2 1 2 5 Gilliam 19 4-6 0-0 2-7 1 0 8 Wesley 15 2-5 55 0-0 4 1 9 Walters 13 2-3 0-0 0-3 1 1 5 Mahorn 8 11 1-1 0-2 0 1 3 Jamerson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240 37-83 2734 13-37 24 14 105 Three-point goals: 4-9 (Brown 1-1 Walters 1-1 Edwards 1-2 Newman 1-3 Coleman 0-1 Ander son 0-1) Blocked shots: 2 (Coleman 2) Turnovers: 12 (Anderson 4 Coleman 2 Ed words 2 Newman J Williams Gilliam Ma horn) Steals: 13 (Anderson 4 Edwards 2 Newman 2 J Williams 2 Brown Benjamin Gilliam) CHICAGO FG FT Reb MP M-A M-A 0-1 A F Pts Plopen 29 1116 3-3 3-9 9 3 25 Grant 26 4-6 0-2 3-7 5 2 8 Langley 17 3-8 00 24 2 5 6 Armstrong 30 8-12 0-0 0-0 4 1 18 Myers 14 1-2 2-2 02 1 1 4 Kerr 34 5-8 2-2 0-0 6 4 12 &Williams 24 813 2-2 1-10 1 2 18 Wennington 27 6-9 12 2-0 2 5 13 Kukoc 17 3-9 0-0 1-3 1 3 7 Paxson 15 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Perdue 4 0-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 0 Blount 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Totals 240 49-88 1013 13-47 35 27 111 Three-point goals: 3-7 (Armstrong 2-2 Kul 1-1 Paxson 0-1 Myers 0-1 S Williams 0-2) Blocked shots: 9 (Langley 4 Grant 2 Pippen S Williams Wennigton) Turnovers: 16 (PiPPen 3 Myers 3 Grant 2 Armstrong 2 Kukac 2 Blount 2 Langley Per due) Steals: 7 (Pippen 6 Grant) New Jersey 22 26 27 30 — 10$ Chicoeo 3$ 27 32 17 — 111 A-18676 T-58 Officials—Bovetto Grillo Jones JAZZ 126 KINGS 91 SACRAMENTO FO FT Reb MP MA 01 A F Pts Wilson 22 1-4 1-2 0-2 0 3 3 Tisdale 27 615 0-0 0-1 2 2 12 Polynice 30 2-5 1-2 2-7 1 3 5 Richmond 26 7-14 2-2 0-3 1 3 20 Webb 24 3-7 0-0 1-2 8 3 8 Brown 28 2-6 0-0 0-2 3 4 4 Causwell 21 3-8 34 54 1 4 9 Smith )9 4-15 3-4 1-2 0 1 13 A Spencer 31 3-15 5-6 5-10 0 3 11 Peplowski 12 1-2 4-6 4-8 0 3 6 Totals 240 32-91 19-28 18-45 16 29 91 Three-point goals: 8-17 471 (Richmond 4-7 Webb 2-4 Smith 2-6) Blocked shots: 5 (Couswell 3 Webb PeplowsTurnovers: 17 (Brown 5 Webb 3 Richmond 2 &Spencer 2 Peplowski 2 Wilson Tisdale Cotoswel l) Steals: 5 (Brown 2 Potynice Webb Cot-Swell) Technical fouls: Wilson 2 :551second Webb 6:34 third Smith 7:35 fourth Flagrant foul: &Spencer 456 fourth Elechon: Walton :551 second II THE NEWS & NARVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 1994 MUER PR1L 13 1994 - y games but plays dded 12 points on 91: Utah used 21 " one and 20 from Lake City to stay 4 hoenix in the race )rd in the Western t game open with he first half and a :ond quarter Two Russell gave Utah '3 with 7:35 left in lucks 91: Cleve spot for the sixth getting 22 points 'hills and Terrell Ohio the fifth Eastern qualify for the ti York Atlanta center who starts many games but plays sparingly thereafter added 12 points on 6-o18 shooting Jazz 126 Kings 91: Utah used 21 " points from Karl Malone and 20 from Jeff Homacek In Salt Lake City to stay' 4 within two games of Phoenix in the race for the fourth-best record in the Western Conference The Jazz broke the game open with an 18-0 run early in the first half and a 7-0 run late in the second quarter Two ' free throws by Bryon Russell gave Utah Its biggest lead 115-73 with 7:35 left in -' the fourth quarter Cavaliers 119 Bucks 91: Cleveland clinched a playoff spot for the sixth time in seven seasons getting 22 points each from Bobby Phil's and Terrell Brandon In Richfield Ohio Cleveland became the fifth Eastern Conference team to qualify for the playoffs joining New York Atlanta Chicago and Orlando If the playoffs began today the Cavs would be the fifth seed and would open at Orlando 76ers 134 Pistons 107: Jeff' Malone scored 25 points Orlando - Woolridge had 23 and Philadelphia's bench outscored Detroit's by 57 points in Auburn Hills Mich It was just the fourth win in the last 30 games for Philadelphia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS back and no decision has been made on surgery The former North Carolina star who was reexamined Monday by Dr Gordon Bell of the Cleveland Clinic has missed 23 games because of the condition The Cavs are unsure whether he will be available for the playoffs MAIM FIRE VP: Rick Sund who helped build the Mavericks into a model franchise in the 1980s before the - team nosedived has been fired as vice president of the team Owner Donald Carter said the two have discussed the move for several months TONIGHT: The Cavs who - clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night play the Hawks in Atlanta at 7:30 pm EDT The Hawks and Knicks are tied for the best record in the East at 52-23 : UTAH FG FT Reb MP M-A MA 0-T Corbin 24 4-7 3-3 0-3 Malone 28 9-13 3-4 1-11 F Spencer 26 6-8 4-6 1-5 Stockton 24 2-5 2-2 1-1 Hornacek 29 912 2-3 0-2 Humphries 19 4-6 0-0 0-1 Chambers 13 3-5 2-2 0-3 Benoit 27 6-10 3-4 2-9 Russell 17 2-4 44 0-1 Bond 10 2-3 1-1 0-1 Crotty 14 1-4 3-3 0-0 Howard 9 0-2 2-4 2-4 A F fots 0 0 11 4 3 21 0 2 16 14 4 6 14 6 3 1 4 20 1 8 1 8- 1 3 15 1 1 8 2 2 6 2 0 6 0 3 2' Totals 240 48-79 29-38 7-41 34 24 126 Three-point goals: 13 (Crotty 1-2 Hornacek 0-11 9' Blocked shots: 7 (Molone 2 Corbin Howard Bond F Spencer Benoit) Turnovers: 16 (Crotty 4 Corbin 2 F Spencer 2 Stockton 2 Howard 2 Humphries Chamberso Benoit Bond) Steals: 8 (Corbin 3 Bond 2 Stockton ChamA bers Crotty) (": Sacramento 19 26 21 25 — 9r Utah 28 33 38 27 —126 A-19911 T-2:06 Officials—ET Rush Alexander Spooner LATE MONDAY WARRIORS 122 MAYS 108 DALLAS FG FT Reb Min M-A MA 0-1 A PF Pts Mashburn 32 6-18 2-2 1-2 4 3 14 Smith 25 2-6 0-0 2-7 1 4 4 Rooks 30 612 3-4 2-7 2 3 15 Jackson 31 11-17 1-2 3-6 9 2 25 Lever 30 7-11 1-2 0-5 4 3 16 Jones 17 5-7 0-0 1-3 0 3 10 Williams 18 0-1 0-0 0-4 1 3 0 Harris 12 2-4 0-0 0-2 4 0 5 Campbell 17 3-6 0-0 0-0 2 0 6 Legler 19 5-8 22 0-0 5 1 13 Wiley 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Hodge 3 0-2 0-0 11 0 0 0 Totals 240 47-93 9-12 10-38 32 22 10e Three-point goals: 5-16 (Jackson 2-5 Harris 1-1 Legler 12 Lever 13 Campbell 0-1 Mashburn 0-4) Blocked shots: 8 (Williams 3 Smith 2 Rooks Lever Jones) Turnovers: 18 (Jackson 5 Rooks 2 Lever 2 Jones 2 Williams 2 Moshburn Smith Harris Campbell Wiley) Steals: 13 (Lever 3 Harris 2 Legler 2 Mashburn Smith Jackson Williams Campbell WiIcy) Technical foul: illegat defense :74 third GOLDEN ST FG FT Reb Min MA M-A 0-1 A PF Pts Owens 29 6-14 0-0 6-11 6 2 12 Webber 22 6-12 1-3 1-2 2 1 13 Gatling 21 5-9 2-4 3-7 1 1 12 Mullin 32 4-9 11 0-7 6 1 10 Sprewell 37 11-17 8-8 0-3 3 0 33 Johnson 25 3-7 4-6 0-1 5 1 10 Alexander 7 25 0-0 2-2 0 0 4 Grayer 24 4-9 2-2 3-9 3 1 10 Houston 17 1-3 2-3 1-4 2 3 4 Grant 9 1-4 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Jennings 14 2-4 3-3 0-2 5 0 9 Min MA MA 0-1 A PF Pts Owens 29 6-14 0-0 6-11 6 2 12 Webber 22 612 1-3 1-2 2 1 13 Gatling 21 $-9 2-4 3-7 1 1 12 Mullin 32 4-9 11 07 6 1 10 Sprewell 37 11-17 8-8 0-3 3 0 33 Johnson 25 3-7 4-6 0-1 5 1 10 Alexander 7 25 0-0 2-2 0 0 4 Graver 24 4-9 2-2 3-9 3 1 10 Houston 17 1-3 2-3 1-4 2 3 4 Grant 9 1-4 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Jennings 14 2-4 3-3 0-2 5 0 9' Buechler 3 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 Totals 240 46-96 23-30 16-50 33 10 122 Three-point goals: 7-14 (Sprewell 3-6 Jennings 2-3 Mullin 1-1 Buechler 1-3 Grant 0-1) Blocked shots: 6 (Got ling 2 Owens Webberi' Mullin Houston) Turnovers: 17 (Sprewell 3 Owens 2 Webber 2 Mullin 2 Alexander 2 Houston 2 Jennings 2 Grant team) Steals: 15 (Mullin 3 Sprewe)l 3 Owens 2 Webber 2 Graver 2 Galling Johnson Grant) Dallas Golden State n 32 31 23- 109' 25 33 39 25- In A-15025 1-1:54 Officials—Bernhardt Kersey Delaney KINGS 118 CLIPPERS 97 LA CLIPPERS FG FT Reb Min M-A MA 0-T A PF Pts' Harper 32 7-16 4-8 1-8 4 3 19' Vaught 38 10-25 1-3 6-11 1 3 21 E Spencer 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 Dehere 32 6-14 4-4 1-1 4 1 17 Martin 38 1-5 6-10 2-7 0 2 8 Woods 16 1-6 0-0 1-1 3 1 2k Ellis 25 3-9 7-8 5-6 2 1 13 Tolbert 13 4-10 0-0 2-4 0 1 SK Outlaw 16 0-1 0-0 3-5 1 2 0 Grant 26 4-9 0-0 2-3 6 2 8' Totals 240 36-96 22-33 23-46 21 17 97' Three-point goals: 3-11 (Tolbert 1-1 Dehere: 1-2 Harper 1-3 Ellis 0-1 Woods 0-4) Blocked shots: 2 (Dehere Ellis) Turnovers: 19 (Ellis 4 Harper 4 Grant 3 Martin 2 Woods 2 Vaught E Spencer Dehere- Outlaw) Steals: 11 (Ellis 3 Dehere 2 Vaught Martin' Outlaw) Technicals: Woods 1038 fourth Harper 753 ' fourth Vaught 3:24 fourth SACRAMENTO FG FT Reb Min M-A M-A 0-1 A PF Pts Wilson 29 5-12 2-4 6-11 2 1 12 Tisdale 36 12-20 2-3 5-13 1 4 26 POiVniCe 34 3-10 3-6 10-18 4 1 9 Webb 30 4-13 1-1 0-6 7 1 9 Richmond 31 10-19 1-2 1-4 5 2 23 Brown 23 3-6 3-4 0-2 5 5 Smith 11 3-6 0-0 0-1 4 0 8' &Spencer 20 6-8 5-5 1-3 1 3 17' Causwell 19 1-2 1-2 0-1 1 4 3: Peplowski 5 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 2 Breuer 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 240 411-98 18-27 23-60 31 24 118 Three-point goals: 4-8 (Richmond 2-3 Smilts 2-4 Webb 0-1) Blocked shots: 8 (Couswell 3 Wilson Tisdale Peplowski Polvnicc &Spencer) Turnovers: 19 (Webb 5 Wilson 3 Richmond 3' Brown 3 Tisdale 2 &Spencer 2 Smith) Steals: 15 (Brown S Webb 3 Wilson 2 &Spen- cer 2 Tisdale Richmond Causwell) Technical foul: Webb 10:38 fourth LA CliPPrt Sacramento n 23 n 30- 97 33 32 31 32-111 A-17317 T-2:09 Officio is—Modden Mauer De Rosa 1 )

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