PRO BASKETBALL—The court had two Kings as brothers Bernard, of the Warriors, and Albert, of the Nets, met in their first professional confrontation, a 121-107 win for Golden State. The Warriors then extended their win streak to five with a 105-100 defeat of San Diego and a 129-122 victory over Midwest Division-leading San Antonio to pull one game behind the Pacific Division leader, Portland. The Trail Blazers won just one game on the week, handing New Jersey its ninth loss in 11 games, 106-86. Despite turmoil in Los Angeles (page 28), the Lakers moved to within 35 percentage points of Portland. Philadelphia won thrice and took sole possession of the Atlantic Division lead with an 11-1 record, best in the league. Julius Erving paced the 76ers, contributing a 20-foot jump shot with 30 seconds left in a 102-100 win over Milwaukee. Dr. J ended the week with a 21-point third quarter in a 135-106 triumph over Houston. The Rockets had more success in Boston, where they recovered from a 15-point deficit to hand the Celtics their second loss of the season, 106-104. Boston rallied from that defeat with a 112-89 win over Milwaukee, which lost thrice on the week and turned the Central Division lead over to Detroit, winners of two out of three.
BOWLING—STEVE MARTIN beat Wayne Webb 243-191 to win a $110,000 PBA event in Glendale Heights, Ill.
BOXING—CHUL-HO KIM retained his WBC superfiyweight title with a ninth-round TKO of Jackal Maruyama in Pusan, South Korea.
Alexis Arguello scored a seventh-round knockout of Roberto Elizondo to retain his WBC lightweight crown in Las Vegas.
CHESS—ANATOLY KARPOV retained the world chess title by beating Viktor Korchnoi, six games to two, after 18 championship series games, in Merano, Italy.
FIELD HOCKEY—Penn State beat Temple 5-1 to win the AIAW Division I title in Berkeley, Calif.
PRO FOOTBALL—NFL: Both New York teams were victorious as the Jets claimed a share of the AFC East lead by beating the Dolphins 16-15 (page 24), and the Giants defeated Philadelphia for the first time since 1975. The 20-10 loss dropped the Eagles into a tie for the NFC East lead with the Cowboys, whose Danny White had two touchdown passes in a 24-10 defeat of Washington. Cincinnati's Ken Anderson passed for three TDs and ran for another as the AFC Central-leading Bengals won their fourth consecutive game, 38-21 over Denver. Anderson's passing totals, 25 of 37 for 396 yards, came against the league-leading pass defense. The defeat left Denver tied for the AFC West lead with Kansas City, which beat Seattle 40-13 on a pair of Bill Kenney TD passes and two short scoring runs by Billy Jackson. San Francisco, the NFC West leader, opened up a four-game lead over the Rams with a 33-31 defeat of Los Angeles. Ray Wersching kicked a 37-yard field goal, his fourth of the game, to beat the Rams as time expired. In another cliff-hanger, Buffalo's Joe Ferguson connected on a 36-yard desperation pass to Roland Hooks with five seconds remaining to beat New England 20-17. Elsewhere, Olympic hurdler James Owens rushed for 112 yards to pace Tampa Bay past Green Bay 37-3; the Browns' Brian Sipe threw a club-record six interceptions as Cleveland lost 32-10 to Pittsburgh; Detroit got its first road victory of the season, 23-7 over Chicago; San Diego rebounded from a 44-23 Monday night loss to Seattle with a 55-21 trouncing of Oakland; New Orleans gave Coach Bum Phillips a 27-24 win over his former club, Houston; and St. Louis handed Baltimore its 11th consecutive loss, 35-24.
CFL: Edmonton won its fourth straight Grey Cup, beating Ottawa 26-23 in Montreal.
HOCKEY—Chicago's fate was in its own hands. The Black Hawks opened the week with a 4-3 defeat of Buffalo and then found themselves in Minnesota to play the Norris Division-leading North Stars, whom Chicago trailed by four points. The Black Hawks had not yet won on the road and Minnesota hadn't lost at home, but Chicago prevailed 6-4. The Black Hawks then tied the North Stars the following evening, 1-1, to remain two points back. Earlier in the week, Minnesota had also tied Smythe Division-leading Edmonton 2-2 by keeping Wayne Gretzky scoreless. Gretzky, who had been held without a point in only three other games this season, rounded out his week with a pair of two-goal performances in victories over St. Louis, 5-1, and Vancouver, 8-3. That brought his goal total to 23 in 22 games and his points to a league-leading 48. Los Angeles' hot sticks, Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor, kept on Gretzky's tail with 39 and 40 points, respectively. Dionne scored four goals in an 8-1 win over Detroit, and Taylor ran his point-scoring streak to 20 straight games by getting the Kings' lone goal in a 7-1 loss to Buffalo. The victory kept the Sabres in the tight race for the Adams Division lead, one point behind Montreal and two points back of Boston and Quebec, which met at week's end, the Nordiques winning 6-1. Pittsburgh was off to the best start of its 15 years but couldn't gain ground on the Patrick Division-leading Islanders, who won two games against the crosstown rival Rangers, 4-3 and 7-2.
HORSE RACING—SKILLFUL JOY ($16.20), Chris McCarron up, won the $402,250 Hollywood Starlet Stakes by one length over Header Card. The 2-year-old filly ran the 1[1/16] miles in 1:43[1/5].
Cash Asmussen rode MAIRZY DOATES to a one-length victory over Frost King in the $574,000 Japan Cup. The 5-year-old ran the 1½ miles on turf at Tokyo's Fuchu racetrack in 2:25[3/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—BOBBY ALLISON, averaging 95.29 mph in a Buick around the 2.62-mile Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway, won a 500-mile NASCAR event by .24 seconds over Joe Ruttman, also in a Buick. DARRELL WALTRIP, finishing sixth, won the 1981 NASCAR driving title.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Stan Terlecki had seven goals and four assists for Pittsburgh and Steve Zungul had eight goals for New York as those teams tied for the Eastern Division lead at 2-0. St. Louis, also 2-0, was first in the Western Division.
TENNIS—IVAN LENDL won the $175,000 Argentine Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Guillermo Vilas in Buenos Aires.
Martina Navratilova beat Chris Evert Lloyd 6-3, 6-2 to win a $200,000 event in Tokyo.
MILEPOSTS—FIRED: By the L.A. Lakers, Coach PAUL WESTHEAD, 42, who had a 111-50 record and one NBA championship in two seasons with the club. He was replaced by PAT RILEY (page28).
NAMED: As manager of the San Diego Padres, DICK WILLIAMS, 52, who has a 1,075-954 record and two World Series titles in 14 years as skipper of the Red Sox, A's, Angels and Expos.
Most Valuable Player of the National League, for a second straight year, Phillie Third Baseman MIKE SCHMIDT, 32, who had a career-high batting average of .316 and led both leagues in home runs (31) and RBIs (91).
RESIGNED: As coach of the Purdue football team, JIM YOUNG, 46, who guided the Boilermakers to a 38-19-1 record in five seasons. He will concentrate on his duties as one of the university's associate athletic directors. LEON BURTNETT, 38, Purdue's defensive coordinator for the last five years, was named as Young's replacement.
TRADED: By the Cleveland Indians, Catcher BO DIAZ, 28, to Philadelphia for Outfielder LONNIE SMITH, 25, and a player to be named. Cleveland then traded Smith to St. Louis for 26-year-old pitchers LARY SORENSEN and SILVIO MARTINEZ.