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Warriors Upset Bucks, Defeat Lakers By GARY KALE UPI Sport Writer Who would have thought Golden State would extend Milwaukee to six games and who would have believed the Warriors could take the playx)ff series from the Bucks? They did, though, lieating Milwaukee, 100-86, Friday night to reach the Western Conference finals of the National Basketball Association postseason games. Golden State began the playoffs with five losses in six regulaf season games against the Bticks. What's more, Milwaukee had a season-ending l4-game Winning string to make the Bucks odds-on favorites in the matchup. In all four Warrior victories,^ Milwaukee was held under 100 points. "It was a team thing," beamed Coach AlAttles. The Warriors now wait for Los Angeles and Chicago to settle their series. The Bulls beat the Lakers, Idl-M, M«y to tie the set at H iitilhthe final game to be played 1ft im Angeles Sunday. The Boston Celtics fdotetf tK« Atlanta Hawks, 12i-lM; to win that series, 4-2, and finally give the New York Knicks a pliiying date for the Eastern Cdnference finals. The Celts and Knicks open their best-of^aeven series in Boston Sunday before a national television audience. Lee grabbed 19 rebounds fdr the Warriors and hustling l^^gfster-Mail SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Saturday, April 14, 1973 Page 9 I guard Jim Barnett scored 26 points to lead Golden State's clincher. Cazzie Russell, a former Knick supersub on New York's 1970 championhip team, came off the bench to help the Warrior attack with 18 points. Abdul-jabbar, outrebounded b/ Thurmond in the pivot, 15-14, scored a game^high 27 points for the Bucks. Norm Van Lier scored a playoff career high 26 points and stole the ball 10 times against Los Angeles. Backcourt mate Jerry Sloan tallied 27. Together, they shut off the Lakers' high-scoring guard Gail Goodrich with four points. Jerry West led Los Angeles with 19. Bob Love, averaging 24 points for five earlier games, was held (o just five so it was up to Van Lier and Sloan to carry the Bulls attack. Boston got most of its scoring from three men in eliminating Atlanta from the playoffs. Jo Jo White hit for 33 points, Dave Cowens netted 27 and John Havlicek tallied 24. "We kept the pressure on them the whole game and that's what did it," explained Boston Coach Tom Helnsohn. In addition to clicking on offense with &3 of 98 floor shots for i .541 percentage, the CelticI limited Pete Maravich to just 12 points and held Lou Hudson to six in the second half. Hudson tallied 29 points in the first half. Atlanta Coach Cotton Fitzgim- mons believes Boston can take New York "as long as they can run." The Celtics meet a Knick team that has been idle since it ousted Baltimore last Sunday. Cards Top Cubs For First Win; Sox Fall By United Press International Chicago baseball fans didn't have much to cheer about Friday as the Cubs handed the St. Louis Cardinals their fhrst win of the season, 6 -3, at St. Louis and the Sox, playing at home lost big 12-5 to the hard-hitting Kansas City Royals. The Cards reached Cubs starter and loser Milt Pappas for 13 hits in the seven innings he worked but the serious damage didn't occur until the last of the seventh. The Cubs tied the score at 2-2 in the top half of the inning when Ron Santo Angled to right field, driving in Jose Cardenal, who had doubled and moved to third on a groundout. The Cards recaptured the lead in their half of the inning, however, when Lou Brock and Ted Sizemore doubled back to back. A single by Joe Torre scored Sizemore, and Jose Cruz cleared the bases with his second home run of the season to put the Cards ahead 6-2. Major League Standings National League East I. pet. g.b. 01.000 .800 .400 .400 .400 .167 4 Pittsburgh New York Chicago Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis San Francisco Cincinnati Houston Atlanta San Diego Los Angeles Friday' Pitts at Mtl,'PI Philadelphia 7 W %-0tlt\ 1 St. Louis 6 Chicago 3 Los Angeles 6 Atlanta 3 San Diego 5 Houston 4 San Francisco 5 Cincinnati 4 Today's Probable Pitchers (AH Times EST) Pittsburgh (Briles 0^)) at Montreal (Torrez 0-2), 2:15 p.m. Chicago (Reuschel 0-0) at St. Louis (Spinks 0-1), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Nelson 0-0) at San Francisco (Marichal 2-0), 3:15 p.m. New York (McAndrew 0-0) at Philadelphia (Carlton 1-1), 7:30 p.m. Atlanta (Morton 0-0) at Los Angeles (Osteon 0-0), 10 p.m. Houston (Reuss 1-0) at San Diego (Caldwell 0-1), 9 p.m. American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Boston 3 01.000 — Baltimore 4 1 .800 — Detroit 2 3 .400 2 Milwaukee ~1 1 .333 2 Cleveland 2 4 .333 2'/^ New York 2 4 .333 1% West w. 1. pet. g.b. 5 2 .714 4 3 2 2 1 .667 .500 .500 .400 .143 IVz 1% 2 Kansas City Minnesota California Chicago Texas Oakland Friday's Results Minnesota 8 Oakland 4 Kansas City 12 Chicago 5 Milwaukee 2 Baltimore 0 Detroit 4 Cleveland 3 Texas 4 California 2 (Only games scheduled) Today 's Probable Pitchers (All Times EST) Oakland (Holtzman 0-1) at Minnesota (Blyleven 1-1), 215 p.m. Kansas City (Splittorff 1-0) at Chicago (Wood 1-0), 215 p.m. Baltimore (Alexander 1-0) at Milwaukee (Lockwood 0-0), 2:30 p.m. Cleveland (Dunning O-O) at Detroit (Perry 0-0), 2:15 p.m. Boston (Tiant 1-0) at New York (Peterson 0-1), 2 p.m. California (Singer 1-0) at Texas (Hand 0-0), 8:30 p.m. Major League Box Scores Chicago LouU Monday 4 0 0 0 Brock 4 110 CardenaM 2 2 0 Mel'dez 0,0 0 0 Wiriams 4 0 10 Size'ie 4 2 3 1 Pepifne 4 0 11 Sim'ons 4 0 2 0 Santo 4 12 1 Torre 4 12 2 Beckert 4 0 11 Cruz 4 12 2 Hundley 3 0 0 0 Reitz 4 110 Kes'nger 3 0 10 Carbo 3 0 10 Pappas 2 0 0 0 Busse 4 0 11 GaVrett 1 0 0 OlWise 4 0 0 « Locker 0 0 0 0 Segui 0 0 0 0 Total ail's"! Total 35 6 13 6 Score by innings: Chicago 000 010 101—3 St. Louis 001 100 40x—6 E—Hundley, Pappas, Reitz. DP— Chicago 1. St. Louis 1. LOB—Chicago 3, St. Louis 6. , „ , 2B—Santo, Cruz, Cardenal, Brock, Sizemore, HB—Cruz (2). ip h r ar bb so Pappas (LO-1) 7 13 6 6 1 5 Locker 1 0 0 0 0 1 Wise (W1-0) —- 2 2 S ? Segul % 0 0 0 0 1 Save—Segui (1). WP—Pappas. T—2:11. A—10.083. Xansu City abrhbl Patek 4 2 2 0 Rojas 6 1 2 Otis 6 3 4 Mayb'ry 4 2 1 Hopkins 1 0 1 Klrkp'ck 3 3 2 Pinella 2 0 1 Marshall 0 0 0 Hovley 5 0 1 Schaal 4 0 1 Taylor 5 1 2 Drago 0 0 0 Chicago ab r hbl KeUy 5 2 4 1 May 5 0 2 2 Allen 5 0 11 Melton 5 110 Hend'on 2 0 10 Muser 5 0 0 1 Herr'nn 5 0 10 Orta 12 10 Leon 5 0 0 0 Fisher 0 0 0 0 Gos'age 0 0 0 0 Stone 0 0 0 0 D'l At'n 0 0 0 O'Johns'n 0 0 0 0 Total 40 12 17 12 Total 38 5 11 5 Kansas City 203 301 012—12 Chicago 120 000 011—5 E—Otis. DP—Chicago 1. LOB— Kansas City 11, Chicago 13. 2B—Kirkpatrick. Allen, HR—Otis (2). SB—Otis. S—Piniella. SF—Pin- iella. ip h r arbbio Drago (W2-0) 6 8 3 2 5 3 Dal Anton 3 3 2 2 2 0 Fisher (LO-1) .... 2 5 4 4 2 1 Gossage 2/34 4 4 3 0 Stone 31/3 4 113 2 Johnson 2 4 3 3 0 0 Pappas made it through the inning, but was yanked for a pinch hitter when the Cubg came to bat, and Bob Locker pitched the eighth. Rick Wise was the starter and winner for the Cards. He was helped by Diego Segui, Who got the last two outs of the game after the Cubs scored their third run in the ninth off Wise. The White Sox were clobbered in an extended contest that lasted three hours and 16 minutes in temperatures that dipped below the 40 - degree mark during the game. Losing pitcher Eddie Fisher was making his first 1973 start for the South Siders and was bombed for four runs in the first two innings. The Royals opened the game with two runs in the first frame, both of which scored on a neatly executed hit-and-run double by Ed Kirkpatrick. The visitors were blanked in the second but came up with three runs — two of them charged to Fisher — in the thu*d. Amos Otis opened the inning with a homer and Fisher departed when he followed by walking John Mayberry. Rich Gossage took over on the mound and promptly walked the next hitter, Kirkpatrick. Lou Piniella sacrificed both runners \a long and Kansas City's designated hitter, Steve Hovley, made the strategy look good with a two-run single through the box. Kansas City scored three more runs off Gossage who was relieved by Steve Stone in the fourth. Stone yielded one run in the sixth and was relieved by Bart Johnson, who made his season debut by giving up one run in the eighth and two more in the ninth. RBI for Allen Dick Allen doubled home Pat Kelly in the first inning for the Sox' initial score. Allen hit the ball to the wall twice more in the game, but the double was his only hit. Carlos May drove in two runs for the Sox with singles off both Kansas City pitchers, winner Dick Drago and Bruce Dal Canton who relieved him in the seventh. Kelly and designated hitter Tony Muser knocked in the other two White Sox scores. Kelly had four singles in five trips to the plate. Blancas Has Lead After Two Rounds By DAVID MOFFIT UP! Sports Writer PENSACOLA, Fla. (UP!) Homero Blancas' golf game heats up with the weather. The pudgy, good-naturedj Texan seldom plays well during the winter months, but he had three top 10 finishes last month in Florida and, now that it's April in the Sunshine State, he has a good shot at his first tournament of the year. Blancas went into today's third round of the $150,000 Monsanto Open with a two- stroke lead over Frank Beard and the way he played the first two rounds indicated he's on a hot streak. The 33-year-old Blancas had a 4-under-par 67 Thursday and, with three birdies on the back nine including a 35-foot chip shot, posted a 69 Friday—the only man to shoot in the 6O9 two days in a row. Out of the Pack Beard, who has not played up to his usual standards the past year and a half, came out of the pack Friday "with my best putting in six months" to post a 66 for a 138 total. Four others, including Aussie Bruce Crampton, who needs at least a third-place finish here to vault past Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino—both of whom skipped this tournament—and take over first place on this year's PGA money list, is one stroke beliind Beard. He was tied at 139 after 36 holes over the Pensacola Country Club course, with it's brisk winds and hard, slick greens, with Al Geiberger twb- time champion Doug Sanders and Bob Wynn. Friday's round included three holes-in-one, by Mason Rudolph, Tommy Shaw and George Hixon, the most for one round that any PGA official could recall. In fact, there have been only six other aces previously on this year's tour. A One-Stroke Lead Blancas went into Friday's round with only a one-stroke lead over Sanders and was tied with Beard on the leader board, at 4-under, with seven holes to play. "I knew," said Blancas, who started late in the day, "that my lead was already gone and I sort of kept track whenever I came across a scoreboard out on the course," he said. "Actually, the way I was playing, I should have been several strokes lower. But you can't complain when you are in the lead." Van Lier Vs, Chamberlain Judge Charges NBA Czar Exceeded His Authority Chicago'Bull Norm Van Lier scores a hook shot over Wilt Chamberlain of the Lakers in the sixth game of theu* playoff series in Chicago Friday night. Van Lier had 26 points in helping the Bulls even the series at 3-3 with a 101-93 victory. The last and deciding game of the playoffs will be in Los Angeles Sunday. UNIFAX Gabriel Says He's 'Free' LOS, ANGELES (UPI) - As far as Roman Gabriel and his attorney are concerned, the 11- year quarterbaclc of the Los Angeles Rams is a free nian. Gabriel held a news conference Friday and said he had been advised by his legal counsel that he doesn't have a valid contract with the Rams. contract, a four-year, no-cut "If we're correct, and I think pact which has two years to run, was no longer valid. "I don't have a standard player's contract per se," said Gabriel. Masry added: "It's very technical. I won't say specifically why he doesn't have a binding agreement. Of course, I "In my . opinion," said Ed | could be wrong, but we're going Masry Gabriel's a 110 r n e y to test it. The Sox were scheduled to "Roman is not legally obligated face the Royals again today in an afternoon game at Sox Park. Wilbur Wood was listed to start for the home team against Paul Splittorff of the Royals. The Cubs were also preparing for an afternoon contest with the Cards, Rick Reuschel going for the Cubs against Scipio Spinks of St. Louis. to the Rams or any other pro W.^„«L-.. wi«^ football team at this time." : ^^^^^ W.„B ^ ^ ^^^^^ — Wanika streaked past Out Cold, Friday to win the $12,000 Don Klosterman, general manager of the Rams, issued a terse "no comment" when asked about Gabriel's announcement. Gabriel and Masry would not go into the specifics of why they believed the former North Carolina State quarterback's race. allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies at Garden State Park. Carolyn Ann finished third, nearly five lengths behind Out Cold in the mile and 70-yard we are, the Los Angeles Rams would not receive any compensation for Roman and he could play for anybody he wanted to next season. He would be more than a free agent, he would be totally free." The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback said he "couldn't understand" why the Rams had not taken any of the offers for! him. "My conclusion," he said, "is they want me to come to camp and, perhaps, trade me later on. But there is a lot of personal disagreement and there could be other reasons why I haven't been traded. "If I had to offer an opinion, it would be that I will be traded, though." Brewers Blank Baltimore 2-0 BY NEIL HERSHBERG UPI Sports Writer Despite the snow on the ground at Milwaukee County Stadium Friday, Bill Parsons and Jerry Bell combined on a one-hitter to lead the Brewers to victory, 2-0, in their 1973 For A Special Oc(«<ion Need a Special Car? RENT ONE FROM US/! • Easy 0 Economical • Quick Daily .. Weekly . . Monthly GALESBURG UNCOLN-MERCURY 120 N. Broad 342-4)21 home opener over the Baltimore Orioles. Fans, numbering 13,883, braved the 38-degree weather. The Brewers' first two home games were postponed after a record 15-inch snowfall hit the city Monday. There was still a foot of snow on the ground as strains of "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful" could be heard through the stadium. Parsons tired in the eighth inning and needed relief help from Bell. Mike Cuellar allowed tRe Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITI'S PHONE 342 0185 Brewers only three hits, but two were home runs—one by designated hitter Ollie Brown and the other Pedro Garcia. It was Garcia's first real experience with winter. "It was brutal," he said. "I just hope I don't have to get used to it. It does warm up, doesn't it?" Parsons allowed only Paul Blair's solid single to right in the seventh before tiring in the eighth. He retired Mark Belanger to start the inning but Mev Rettenmund walked and manager Del Crandall brought in Bell, who walked Bobby Grich and Earl Williams to load the bases before retiring the side en route to picking up his first save of the season. In other games Minnesota whipped Oakland, 8-4, Kansas City belted Chicago, 12-5, Detroit edged Cleveland, 4-3, and Texas defeated California, 4-2. New York and Boston were idle. In the National League St. Louis beat Chicago, 6-3, Philadelphia ripped New York, 7-1, San Diego edged Houston, 5-4, Los Angeles beat Atlanta, 6-3. and San Francisco nipped Cincinnati, 5-4. Minnesota rode a four-run first inning and second-inning home runs by Larry Hisle and Bohby Darwin to a home- opening victory over Oakland as the Twins beat the A's for the fourth straight time this season. Hisle scored three times and Darwin drove in three runs .vhile the Twins built an 3-0 lead for starter Jim Kaat in the first three innings. Oakland closed tlie gap on two-run homers by Reggie Jackson in the fourth and Sal Bando in th sixth, but reliever Ray Corbin blanked the A's the rest of the way. Amos Otis got four tiits, including his «econd homer of the season, and scored three runs to pace Kansas City past Ciucago. Kansas City was trailing 3-2 when Otis homered to open the third mning and tie the score at 3-3. After walks to John Mayberry and Kirkpatrick, Piniella advanced both runners with a sacrifice and they scored on Hovley's single. Jerry Johnson, acquired by Cleveland from San Francisco during the winter, balked home Bill Freehan with the winning run in the seventh inning to lead Detroit over Cleveland. The Tigers' Joe Coleman gave up nine hits but went all the way to record both his and Detroit's second victory of the season. Texas made four hits count for four runs and Mike Paul and Steve Foucault combined ion an eight-hitter as the Rangers defeated California. The Rangers bunched three hits for three runs in the fourth. [Singles by Mike Epstein, a run- scoring double by Rico Carty, Alex Johnson's single, and Rich Billings' sacrifice fly accounted • for the runs. ^ The Rangers had scored a run in the first without a hit off .\ngel starter and loser Clyde Wright, 0-2. Dave Nelson walked, stole second, went to third on a fielder's choice and sjored on Epstein's fly to right. NEW YORK (UPI) - The National Basketball Association's 1973 college draft ran afoul—of a judge. So the NBA's Board of Governors will meet Wednesday to try and iron out the dispute between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Seattle Supersonics and the draft, originally scheduled for Monday, will be held three days late—on Thursday. The 76ers threatened to go to court to prevent the draft if the situation was not resolved. Philadelphia General Manager Don DeJardin held out an injunction of the draft as a "possibility" if the league does not resolve the problem. Federal Judge Charles Teeny of New York ruled Thursday that Commissioner Walter Kennedy was "guilty of misconduct" and "exceeded his powers" when he settled a rift between the 76ers and Sonics over John Brisker by ordering the Sonics to give up their first- round draft pick and $100,000 to the 76ers in exchange for Brisker. Brisker, whom the Sonics signed to a contract after he jumped from the rival American Basketball Association last August, was originally drafted by Philadelphia and was considered its property under NBA rules. But the judge ruled that only the NBA's Board of Governors has the power to make concessions in such a case—not Kennedy. In a statement released Friday, Kennedy said: "Last November, I awarded Seattle's first draft choice in the 1973 college draft to Philadelphia because of Seattle's conduct with respect to the player John Brisker. "Yesterday (Friday), the New York Federal Court ruled that in doing so I had exceeded my powers under the NBA Constitution. WORST SUT IN THE HOUSE It'i no fun to bt coniintd by a ••rioua accidant or illncu. But it is comfort, ing to know that an JEtna Life Major Medical Ex- pence Plan can help frte you from the worry of large medical billi. Get the fact! from us. UWRENCE 0. JOHNSON INSURANCE Main & Cherry Sts. 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