Sport: Word from the Wise

Don Sensato is a pensive Argentine comic-strip character who specializes in simple solutions for everyday problems. Last week, while Buenos Aires was agog at the size of the visiting Phillips Oilers basketball team (Center Bob Kurland is 7-ft. tall), Don Sensato had this to say: "It occurs to me that the only way to win from .. . the tall ones ... is to play low."

Playing on a tile-floored court and using a ponderous outdoor-style basketball with outside seams, a picked Argentine five followed Don Sensato's advice. They used the bounce pass almost...

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