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SWEET 16

KANSAS CITY (March 17, 2002) - The only suspense now seems to be waiting to find out how the ABA will make the Kansas City Knights claim their championship through a playoff.

Far and away the best team in the league, the Knights rolled to their sixteenth consecutive victory Saturday night, downing the Las Vegas Slam 120-115 behind a club-record 42 points from Pete Mickeal.

The Slam, who've proven to be a much tougher opponent than the Chicago team they replaced in the loop a month ago, got 30 points and 10 rebounds from Cedric Ceballos, but couldn't hold several second-half leads before the Knights put it away in front of 2,105 fans.

The Knights welcomed back Doug Grimm, who had been playing in the Phillipines, but may lose guard Rex Walters for a while. The former Kansas star broke a finger diving for a loose ball.

SCORES
3/16KAN.CITY120L.Vegas115
3/16PHOENIX120S.California106
3/15Kan.City123Phoenix109
3/14INDIANA112Las Vegas103
3/13Las Vegas116DETROIT109
All Scores
STANDINGS
TEAMWLPct.GB
Kansas City265.839---
Southern California1610.615
Phoenix1613.5529
Indiana1015.40013
Detroit712.36813
Kentucky917.34614½
Las Vegas315.16716½
UPCOMING GAMES
SUN3/17Detroit@Kentucky7:30
MON3/18Detroit@Indiana7:30
TUE3/19S.California@Indiana7:30
TUE3/19Kentucky@Las Vegas9:30
WED3/20Kentucky@Detroit7:30
Full Schedule
HEADLINES
ABA Eyes St.Louis
(St.Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mickeal Lights up Slam
(KC Star)
Knights Win Fifteenth Straight
(Arizona Republic)
Eclipse Fight Through Personnel Changes
(Arizona Republic)
Knights Down Surf
(OC Register)
All News
LINKS
Official ABA Site
knightsfans.com
Oursports Central ABA page
Jose's Phoenix Eclipse Page
CROWD CONTROL
Team (Missing*)GTotalAvg.
Kansas City 1737,4912,205
S.California (1)1314,9681,151
Phoenix 1514,991999
Las Vegas (3)2805403
Kentucky (2)155,646376
Indiana (6)2450225
Chicago (2)000
Detroit (7)000
LEAGUE (21)6474,7741,168
*Number of Games Missing Data
(Indiana 1/15/02, 1/16/02, 1/21/02, 1/31/02, 3/8/02, 3/14/02, Chicago 1/20/02, 1/23/02, Detroit 1/26/02, 2/14/02, 2/16/02, 3/9/02, 3/10/02, 3/12/02, 3/13/02, Kentucky 2/17/02, 3/2/02, S.California 2/19/02, Las Vegas 3/3/02, 3/5/02, 3/6/02)
EX-SQUEEZE ME?

"Are we interested in St. Louis as a bridge between our teams in Kentucky and Indiana and Kansas City? Absolutely. Will we do anything we have to do to get a team there? Absolutely. Do we consider St. Louis a prime, great, wonderful market for basketball? Absolutely."

---ABA CEO Joe Newman, absolutely in a clip-and-save moment.


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