Sport: Cowboys v. Indians

Basketball's craziest year wound up with the wildest week in the history of the game.

Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, high temple of the sport, had jammed in 378,000, smashed all its own records for basketball crowds. But what had gone before was a tranquil June day compared with the March-madness whistled up in the Garden last week by the play-offs for the national championship.

For the eight nights of play 135,000 stormed the Garden. The players staged some of the closest and most exciting play ever seen in a tournament. When, at the...

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