The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 7, 2001 · Page 15
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL SPORTS MONDAY, MAY 7, 2001 B3 T PRO BASKETBALL Raptors steal one in Philly Raptors 96 76ers 93 Flaptors lead, 1-0 Carter scores 35 for Toronto; McKie's trey just misses at buzzer By CHRIS SHERIDAN The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Vince Carter and Allen Iverson were equally spectacular. The difference was that Carter consistently put on a show, .and Iverson could only do it in spurts. Carter scored 35 points, including Toronto's final four, as the Raptors stole homecourt advantage from Philadelphia with a 96-93 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their second-round series. "I can sense this team has grown up," said Carter, whose team surprised New York in the first'round. "In a crucial and intense situation like that, we're able to run the plays in^ stead of taking a wild shot. We've learned, I think." The 76ers trailed for the final 40 minutes but came close to forcing overtime. Inbounding from midcourt with 5.8 seconds left, Iverson broke for the back- court and Philadelphia got the ball to Aaron McKie for an open 3-pointer that missed just before the final buzzer. Iverson finished with 36 points, including a 3-pointer with 7.8 seconds left that pulled the Sixers within one — the closest they had been since the first quarter. Iverson said he was supposed to receive the final inbounds pass, but did not explain why he ran into the backcourt to receive it. "We had about six options on that play Aaron was the second The Associated Press Raptors forward VInce Carter looks skyward after the 76ers' Aaron McKie missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Toronto a 96-93 victory Sunday in Philadelphia. Carter scored 35 points as the Raptors nabbed homecourt advantage. option. Everyone on the bench was hoping we could get a shot like that," 76ers coach Larry Brown said. Carter, who tipped in his own missed shot with 12.8 seconds left to give the Raptors a four- point lead, made two free throws with 5.8 remaining for the game's final points. Carter shot 13 for 29 and had seven assists, while Iverson was 11 for 34 with eight rebounds, seven steals and four assists. Iverson made three of his first four shots, then missed 11 of his next 13. He was 4 for 8 in the third quarter and 2 for 9 in the fourth. "Allen was a little anxious today," Brown said. "Sometimes he wants to win so bad he doesn't wait for the game to come to him." Aside from Carter, 14-year veteran Dell Curry made the difference for Toronto by scoring 20 points and hitting four 3- pointers. Alvin Williams added 15 and Charles Oakley had 13, including a jumper with 49 seconds left that gave Toronto some much-needed breathing room. Philadelphia trailed by as many as 17 and was behind by 12 early in the fourth before making a comeback. Iverson dived through the air to deflect an inbounds pass with 90 seconds left, leading to George Lynch's dunk that cut Toronto's lead to 90-88. Carter was isolated one-on- one against McKie on Toronto's next possession, and he went to the hole but missed. Antonio Davis grabbed the offensive rebound and the Raptors swung the ball to Oakley for a 17-footer that gave them a four-point lead. Iverson hit two fouls shots to make it a two-point game before Carter got the ball in an isolation situation once again at the top of the key Again the Sixers refused to send a second defender until Carter began his move, and Carter drove and shot the ball too hard off the backboard but outleaped everyone to tip it in for a 94-90 lead. It was just his second rebound of the game. "The ball was just sitting there in the air, and I quickly went right back up and tried to get a finger on it before (Dikem- be) Mutombo or anyone else could get to it," Carter,said. Lakers / LA wins 12th straight FROM PAGE B1 made only 6 of 18 shots in scoring 20 points. Fox reacted to Adelman's remark by saying, "Is he Dunleavy's brother or something," referring to Portland coach Mike Dunleavy Divac criticized the officiating concerning O'Neal, saying: "They're going to change the rules next season, but I guess they changed them for this series. I have a lot of respect for Shaq, he's a great guy and a great player, but they weren't calling three seconds or swinging the elbows. It was ridiculous. Give me a break." Coming off a first-round sweep of Portland, the Lakers extended their season-high winning streak to 12 games — eight to finish the regular season, and four in the playoffs. They haven't lost since April 1. Game 2 in the best-of-seven The Associated Press Kings forward Chris Webber watches the action from the bench Sunday in Los Angeles. Webber led Sacramento with a career-playoff high 34 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds. series is Tuesday night at Staples Center before the series moves to Sacramento for the third and fourth games. The Kings, who trailed the entire fourth quarter, scored six straight points capped by a jumper by Chris Webber with 24.1 seconds left to cut the Lakers' lead to 103-101. Derek Fisher made 1 of 2 free throws less than a second later, and O'Neal blocked a driving lay up by Jason Williams some five seconds after that. Bryant made four foul shots after that to clinch the victory Stojakovic's layup at the final buzzer closed out the scoring book. • Webber led Sacramento with a career playoff-high 34 pSints and eight rebounds. Williams added 14 points but committed six of the Kings' 16 turnovers, and Pollard had 14 rebounds in 21 minutes. "I thought we played a pretty good game for not having any combat for a week," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "Shaq was the dominant player out there today, without a doubt, and Rick did a nice job defensively on Stojakovic." Bucks / Milwaukee leads by 15 at half FROM PAGE B1 "We're expert at blowing leads," Karl said. "I told myself I wasn't going to get worried about it until it got under five." Which it did, three times, the last at 8985 with 3 '/a minutes left when David Wesley hit a fadeaway from the right baseline. AUeii responded with two free throws and Robinson blocked a shot by Elden Campbell and dunked at the other end for a 93-85 lead. Allen added breakaway bas- T COLLEGE BASEBALL kets to make it 97-85. "When you're down 20 points, you have to be perfect to make that kind of a comeback," Wesley said. "You have to get all the stops, you have to make all the shots, no turnovers, things like that. And that's just not realistic. "But we made a run, we didn't give up arid that's good. Tuesday we won't get down 20." • Mashburn was hounded by Ham, Robinson and Thomas in the first half. "Early on he was a little rusty," Hornets coach Paul Silas said. "More of those (shots) will go down as the series continues." The Hornets, playing for the first time in nine days after sweeping Miami, jumped out to a 10-2 lead before the Bucks took a 55-40 halftime lead. Karl knew the drought was coming, though. "When 80 to 85 percent of your shots are jump shots, you're not going to shoot well all game long," he said. "You have to find a way to survive those stretches." T COLLEGE TRACK: KCAC TOURNAMENT Wesleyan men finish fourth Coyotes' Pickens named conference co-coach of year By The Salina Journal WICHITA — The Kansas Wesleyan men finished fourth in the Kansas Conference track and field meet at Adair- Austin Stadium Saturday, but the finish earned honors for their head coach. Coyote head coach John Pickens was named KCAC- co men's coach of the year with Jim Helmer of Southwestern. Women's honors went to Mike Kirkland of Southwestern and Mike Howe of Friends. Wesleyan ended Saturday's action with four individual men's champions. Jason Peugh was a double winner in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes. Peugh won the 200m in 22.11 and the 400m in 48.95. Jay Morton won the discus with a throw of 161-2. Morton also placed third in the hammer throw and second in Friday's shot put. D'Ambrose Finch won the triple jump with a distance of 46-10 after Friday's second place finish in the long jump. Southwestern was the men's team champion and A.K. Tosu of Bethany was the most valuable athlete of the meet. The Wesleyan women finished seventh in the meet without any individual champions. Darcy Tolbert was the top performer for the Coyotes with a second place finish in the 100 meter dash and a third place finish in the 200 meter dash. Jennifer Henderson placed third in the triple jump after Friday's third place finish in the long jump. Southwestern won the women's championship and Rose Mans was the most valuable athlete of the meet for the Moundbuilders. • TENNIS Roddick wins Clay Court By The Associated Press HOUSTON — Andy Roddick overpowered Hyung-'Taik Lee 75, 6-3 to win his second title in as many weeks Sunday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. The 18-year- old Roddick, from Boca Raton, Fla., whose serve has been clocked at 141 10th consecutive match, counting last week's victory in the Verizon Challenge in Atlanta — his first pro tournament title. RODDICK mph, won his Lee, South Korea's top player, matched Roddick with a much weaker serve through most of the first set, but he was broken for the first time in the 10th game at love. After holding serve in a close second game of the second set, Roddick didn't lose another point on his serve and broke Lee in the fifth and ninth games to close out the match. Lee, who reached the final with victories over No. 2-seeded Andrew Hie in the quarterfinals and No. 4 Michal Tabara, fought off the first match point following a long rally at 15-40. But Roddick closed it out on the second match point when Lee's ball sailed beyond the baseline. Give A Mothers Day Gift That Blooms! VREE leaded crystal bud vase ti'illi purchase of figurine. An SS.OO value. Give her this touching porcelain bisque Precious Moments® figurine, "You're A Dandy Mom, And I'm Not Lion" for only $27.50. Quantities are limited, so hurry in today! "Salina's Finest Gift & Collectible Store" CarrolFs Hallmark Downtown 827-2907 Ext. 13 -^^a:^ Central MaU 825-7046 ©2000 Enesco Group. Inc. O2000 Precious Momenls, Inc., Lie. Enesco Visit us at our websJle; www.enBsco.com Shockers break conference drought By The Associated Press WICHITA — Justin McCarthy homered in both ends of a doubleheader, and closer Steve Haines earned a win and a save as Wichita State swept Evansville 5-4 and 7-5 on Sunday The victories snapped the Shockers' six-game conference losing streak. McCarthy drove in three runs in the first game and hit his 12th homer, a solo shot, in the second. Haines (4-1) earned his ninth save in the first game with 1 % innings of work, striking out three batters and giving up one hit and no walks. He gave up one hit and struck out one in 1% innings in the second game. Starter David Sanders (4-6) went 6% innings for the win in the first game, giving up two runs on seven hits. He struck out eight and walked two. The Shockers scored four runs off starter Wes Davis (4-3) and reliever Willie Glen in the sixth inning for a 5-0 lead. Wes Carroll and Vince Serafini had two hits each for Evansville, which lost the first game despite outhitting Wichita State 11-6. Kansas 8, Kansas St. 7, 10 innings LAWRENCE — Jason Appuhn scored on Kelvin Day's wild pitch with one out in the 10th inning Sunday night, giving Kansas an 8-7 win over Kansas State. The Jayhawks needed Jesse Gremminger's two-run homer in the ninth to force a 7-all tie and send the game — delayed twice by rain for a total of three hours and five minutes — to extra innings. Randy Strann (2-1) struck out all three Kansas State batters in the 10th for the win. Day (1-2) gave up one hit — Appuhn's leadoff single in the 10th — in 1 % innings for the Wildcats. Clay Wheeler went 4 for 4 for the Jayhawks. Season Tickets Now On Sale! Tickets are available only at the Salina Bicentennial center. You may renew in person or by phone 826-7469 or toll free 1-888-826-7469. 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