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Tuesday, April 24, 1973
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Cazzie Keeps Warriors •a OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) The Golden State Watriors m still alive in their NBA p\ay<Ai series against the Los Angeles Lakers, and both sides agree that Cazzie Russell is the reason why. The Warriors, reeling from an incredible 126-70 disaster Saturday night, finally flashed a little of tlie form that got tliem past Milwaukee in the first round of playoffs by dumping the mighty Lakers, 117-109, Tuesday night. Russell, who had hit only 14 points in the first three playoff battles, came off the bench to register 33 points in 2d minute of play and spark the victory. That put the series at 3-1 Los Angeles and set up a rematch Wednesday night on the Lakers' home court. Russell, who admits he would like to start, has been a benchwarmer this season behind Rick Barry and Clyde Lee. Russell and Barry are Shooters and coach Al Attles says he needs the defense and rebounding of Lee at one starting spot. But Russell said after his great show Tuesday that "I really felt ready tonight. You always have to be ready off the bench. I pushed myself espe- SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Tuesday. April 24, 1973 Page 14 cially hard and it was one of my better shooting games." He hit six shots in a row in one second quarter burst. Coach Al Attles said the team was down after Saturday's inept performance, but got rid of its frustrations in a Sunday practice. He toM his team to play its usual ruA 'and 'ahoot game and that if it couldn't improve on its 23 per ceAt shooting figure of iSaturday "we deserved to lose." Russell agreed that the Warriors have been in trouble whenever they "stopped run* hing. We'i'e probably the worat team in the world when we st^ and set Up patterns. We've goi to move to be effective." Asked why he left Russell in near the end of the game instead of Barry, Attles said, "I'll use Cazzie for whatevM' he can do best. Whenever Rick Designated Hitters Not in Agreement By VITO STELLINO UPI Sports Writer Joe Lahoud claims "it's tough being the DH" but he'll never get Jim Ray Hart to agree with him. Hart, obtained from the San Francisco Giants by the New York Yankees last week, says, "I like the designated hitter role because I don't have to worry about making errors." Hart now has eight hits in 13 at bats and he collected two hits and drove in two runs Monday night in the Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Meanwhile, Lahoud went 0- for-4 and struck out with the bases loaded in the sixth for the Doug Collins May Be First Draft Pick of Chicago Bulls Brewers. Lahoud now has just Barnett Against Chcimberlain u.JJm Barnett, witli ball, of the Wanlors one- ,hancis a layup against Wilt Chamberlain of the Lakers in their NBA playoff game at • Ctakland, Calif., Monday night. Golden State won its first game in the playoffs 117-109 but trails Los Angeles 3-1 in the series. UNIFAX iladelphia 76ers Hire hmous Trial Attorney rHILADELPHfA (UPI) —said their player-coach, Kevinjgave the draft pick back to One of the country's best Loughcry, had quit the team to,Seattle. The squabble forced an Jawiyers has joined one of pro ba,sketbairs worst teams in an ofM-t to get today's National Basketball Association draft postponed again. The Philadelphia 76ers announced Monday night that famed trial attorney Louis Nizer has asked the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York for an injunction to postpone the draft. The 76ers, who finished last| season with a 9-73 become coach of the New York Nets in the ABA. Team owner Irv Kosloff said Monday night that Nizer had asked the Circuit Court to overturn a lower court decision which cost the 76ers the No. 4 choice in the draft. NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy had given Seattle's first round draft pick to the 76ers in a dispute over the postponement of the CHICAGO (UPI) - Doug Collins, star of the U.S. Olympic team and spark of the Illinois State basketball squad through his collegiate career could enter the pro ranks as the first draft choice today. Monday night the Chicago Bulls announced a trade of guard Bob Weiss and center Clifford Ray to the Philadelphia 76ers, and it was learned the Bulls intended to draft Collins No. 1. But the trade was contingent on Ray passing a physical examination by the 76ers team physician and Ray's lawyer advised him Monday night not to submit to the examination. The 76ers also said they would NBA Standings (Division Finals Best of Seven) East rc'ord "^^^^^ Brisker, But U .j 'S. District Judge John II. earlier draft. Koslpff said that Nizer, who also represents Philadelphia in a court effort to get Billy Cunningham back from the ABA Carolina Cougars, "has complete charge of the matter." The 76ers expected appeals court ruling by 'morning today and scheduled a !10:.30 a.m. news conference. |Los Angeles The 76ers, m e a n w h i 1 e, lGolden State blamed attorney Richie Phillips 1 Monday's Results Golden State 117 Los Angeles go to court today to try to postpone the draft. Collins, a guard holds virtually every Illinois State scoring record and averaged 26 points a game last season. He scored two free throws that put the U.S. ahead for the only time in the Olympic title game only to see the Soviet Union win on a layup after a disputed time clock adjustment. An AU-American, he has been rated a firm outside shot with exceptional defensive aJbility. He was a prep star at Benton, 111. ABA Standings By United Press International (Division Finals—Best of Seven) East Carolina Kentucky w 3 3 1 3 3 New York the Boston mid- West w 3 1 w. 3 1 1 1 3 1. 1 3 pet. .750 .250 pet. .750 .250 West w 4 2 complicated the picture by ,„ . . .u <. • ^ announcing that Ihey would ^""fy , °" U'"'M„ 11" u r'^o'' confusion which threat- probablv void a weekend trade the NBA s board ol ^^^^ ^o void a trade of their 109 with the Chicago Bulls for the governors (dub owners). 1 pij.,^ i„ j^e draft to (Only games scheduled) Nor^l draft pick. ! When the cUib owners n)ct, Chicago for Clifford Ray andi Tuesday's Games a fin;d incj.surc, the 7 (ierslli'.'y overruled Kennedy and 'Bob Weiss of the Bulls. i(No games scheduled) x-Indiana Utah x-clinched series Monday's Results (No games scheduled) Tuesday's Game Kentucky at Carolina (8 EST) pet. .500 .500 pet. .667 .333 p.m. READ THE WANT ADS! cLain Seeks Return to Majors By STU CAMEN UPI Sports Wriler I with some goofy situations and! baseball world. As a member of ; I 've had my problems. jthe Detroit Tigers, he was the YORK (UPI) - Denny, -But show me a guy in any M^^-ain has been at the top.j Deriny McLain has been at the bottom. Denny McLain is now in Des Moines, Iowa. profession, digging ditches or anything who hasn't had problems. Look at the problems Joe Namath has had. They AfcLain observed batting!were blown up only because practice al Sec Taylor Stadium I Namath was throwing touch- in DCS Moines Monday night, :(J"wn passes and winning only hours after becoming the Super Bowl. first pitcher in 34 years to win 30 or more games in one season when he posted a 31-6 mark in 1968 and he followed up that performance with a 24-9 record in 1969. He was named the Cy Young Award winner for his 31- thej victory p e r f o r m a n c e and shared the award the following newest member of the Iowa "Look at that story of thej^^^.f?" with Mike Cuellar of the Oaks of the American Associa- hockey player who supposedly /^"-i"" tion. was involved with gamblers. "I want to play in the major I '^^'s not well known now so the leagues again—that was myi story has quickly died. But you number one reason for joining ^^^^ 'f was Bobby Hull the Oaks," said JWcLain when that story would slill "-- conlacted just before the Oajts' ai'ou'id." against the Denver McLain and trouble are iears. "I'm 29 and I'll be 30 strangers, next March. You pass this way Less than only once. I've been involved McLain was Baltimore Orioles. Then, the bottom fell out for Denny McLain. Suspended twice during the :1970 season, once for his I association with gamblers and the second time for carrying a 10 1 gun, McLain has seen service iwith five teams in the last five years ago,'three seasons, including Birthe toast of themingham of the Southern TELEVISION SPECIAL "kk Thie! and Eighteen Years" -- PRESENTED BY — CABLE TV — GALESBURG Tuesday, April 24 Wednesday, April 25 CHANNEL 7 6:30 P.M. 10 A.M. GALESBURQ CABLE TV "Local Television for Local People'' League last year. He was purchased by Atlanta from Birmingham last June but was released by the Braves during spring training last month. "All winter the Braves told me I would get a chance," said McLain. Then I wound up pitching six innings in 3V2 weeks. There's not that much talent on the Braves. I can pitch with mdst of them right now. I could have made the team. "My arm is fine. It's the first spring training in 11 years that I haven't had any pain. I've wondered how much I have to show to get back in the majors. Do I have to show I can win 31 games again or that I can just get the batters out consistently?" McLain was signed by Ray Johnston, the owner of the Oaks, whom McLain says has promised to get him another shot in the majors. Johnston emphasized McLain's contract is only with Iowa and has noi connection with the Oaks'; parent major league team, the Chicago Wiiite Sox. "I don't care about all that jazz about McLain," said Johnston, referring to McLain's "bad-boy" history. "It's a good deal for him and for us. I have the right to own three player contracts without White Sox approval. Denny can go to any one of the 24 major league teams but the White Sox, of course, have first refusal. Johnny Sain is the White Sox pitching coach and he thinks! the world of McLain as a competitor." "Johnston has assured me he'll try and get me back in the majors," McLain added. "Of course, I would prefer going back with the Chicago White Sox. I started in their organization and Sain is there. I've talked with them and I know they're interested." McLain is scheduled to join the Oaks next Monday when the cluh is in Oklahoma City. He and Johnston agree McLain will pitch batting practice and then make one or two relief appearances before starting a game. Johnston admitted McLain's first start will come in a game played in Des Moines. "I'll move my family here next week," McLain said. "We have four children aged 7, 5, 4 and 10 months but I think the move will be hardest on my pet duck. His name is Donald." What else? two hits in 27 at bats as the DH and it'd be difficult for the Brewers' pitchers to be much wofsfe than that. "It's hard to concentrate as the DH," Lahoud said, "it's tough to keep loose and it's tough to keep your mind on the game. Sometimes, you don't feel you're in the game at all." Hart disagrees. "I've got more of a chance of being a hitter as the DH. I can watch the pitcher and watch what they're throwing. I can concentrate totally on the game." You'd never know they were discussing the same thing by listening to their opposite reactions. Hart drove in the first New York run in the two-run fourth inning with a single and then doubled in what proved to be the deciding run in the fifth inning to start a three-run rally. The second run of the inning scored when Johnny Briggs bofebled Hart's hit and Felipe Alou drove in the final run with a pinch single. George Medich pitched the first 5 1-3 innings to gain his first major league victory. He tired in the sixth and Xindy McDaniel allowed three hits over the final 3 2-3s innings to gain the save. Billy Parsons, who was knocked out in the fourth inning, suffered the loss. In' the only other American League game, California blanked Oakland, 4-0. In the only National League game scheduled, Houston downed San Diego, 2-0. Rudy May pitched a five-hit shutout to give the Angels the victory over the Oakland i Athletics, who are now struggling with a 5-9 record. A year ago, the A's were 10-4 and they went on to win the world championship. A double by Vada Pinson and a single by Frank Robinson spearheaded a three-run third inning rally that handed May the victory. Doug Rader's two-run homer and an eight-hit shutout by Dace Roberts and Jim York lifted Houston past San Diego. The triumph was Houston's fifth straight and kept them unbeaten at home in six games ;this season. San Diego lost its fourth straight and is winless in six games on the road. Major League By United Press International m'i ddng ao tieH effenaively, I never hesitate in going to Ca22ie for a lift." Jerry West, vthm clutch siiooting sank the Warriors in the first three iwins, missed a couple down the stretch for a change but still led tiie Lalcers with 32. He pegged ftuisell as the key Md said Ciitie was per." He also said the Warriors' "aggressive'* defense turned the tables in the fourth contest. Nate Thurmond had a big night in his awesome pivot battle with Wilt Chamberlain of the Lakers, hitting 23 points. National League fiast w. 1. pet. g<b. Pittsburgh 8 2 .800 —• Chicago 8 5 .615 New York 8 ^ .571 2 Philadelphia 7 6 .538 2% Montreal 6 7 .462 3% St. Louis 1 12 .077 West w. 1. pel. gb. San Francisco 13 5 .722 — Cincinnati 11 5 .688 1 Houston 10 8 .556 3 Los Angeles 7 10 .412 5% San Diego 6 12 .333 7 Atlanta 4 11 .267 Monday's Results Houston 2 San Diego 0, night (Only game scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EST) Montreal (Torrez 1-3) at Cincinnati (Gullett 3-1) 12:30 p.m. San Francisco (Willotighby 11) at Chicago (Reuschel 1-1), 2:30 p.m. San Diego (Arlin 2^) at Pittsburgh (Moose 2-0), 8 p.m. Los Angeles (Osteen 1-1) at St. Louis (Wise 1-1), 9 p.m. Philadelphia (Christenson 1-1) at Atlanta (Morton 0-1), 8 p.m. New York (Matlack 1-2) at Houston (Forsch 2-1), 8:30 p.m. w. 1. Wt. g.b. 9 5 .643 — 8 6 .571 1 6 6 .500 2 6 7 .462 2% 6 8 ;429 3 6 9 :400 31/2 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 10 5 .667 — 8 4 .667 6 5 .545 2 6 6 .500 2'/4 5 9 .357 4'/^ 2 8 .200 5'/4 American League East Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee Boston New York Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago California Oakland Texas Monday's Results New York 5 Milwaukee 2, night California 4 Oakland 0, night Today's Probable Pitchers Chicago (Bahnsen 1-1) at New York (Peterson 1-2), 2 p.m. Cleveland (Perry 3-1) at Oakland (Holtzman 2-1), 11 p.m. Baltimore (Alexander 2-1) at California (Wright 0^), 11 p.m. Detroit (Fryman 1-0) at Texas (Hand 0-1), 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee (Bell 1-2) at Kansas City (Splittorff 3-0), 8:30 p.m. Minnesota (Woodson 0-0) at Boston (Curtis 0-2), 7:30 p.m. Major League Leaders National League gab r hpct. (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) Stgl, Pit Oivr, Pit Cncpcn, Cin Frly, Mtl Gdsn, SF Mrsh), SD Mdx, SF Crdnl, Chi Sngln, Pit Rose, Cin 9 3711 15 .405 11 47 919 .404 11 40 8 16.400 11 30 712.400 1456 7 22.393 12 26 3 10.385 18 72 10 27 .375 14 55 13 20.384 1150 8 18.360 16 67 10 23 .343 American League gab r hpct. Jnsn, Tex 10 37 4 16.432 Vlntne, Cal 12 49 6 21 .429 Hit, Minn 10 34 3 14 .412 Kliy, Chi 7 27 5 11.407 Hrtn, Dct 937 8 14 .378 Andrws, Chi 9 32 5 12 .375 Fisk, Bos 12 43 11 16 .372 May, Chi 10 43 5 15 349 Grfn, Bos 13 46 816 .348 Mnsn, NY 14 49 6 17 .347 Chi, Mil, Home Runs National League: Wynn, Hou 6; Milner, NY, Stargell, Pitt and McCovey, SF 5; Aaron and Evans, Atl, Davis and Ferguson, LA and Bonds, SF 4. American League: Williams,, Bait, Cepeda, Fisk and Pe- trocelli, Bos 5; Melton, Spikes, Cfev, Garcia, Bando and Tenace, Oak 4. Runs Batted In National League: Concepcion, Cin 14; Morgan, Cin and Stargell, Pitt 13; Watson and Wynn, Hou, Davis, LA, Bonds and McCovey, SF 12. American League: Mayberry, KC 15; Roas, KC 13; Cepeda and Yastrzemski, Bos and Kirkpatrick, KC 12. Pitching National League: Grimsley, Cin, Reuss, Hou and Ellis, Pitt 3-0; Gullett, Cin and Marichal, SF 3-1; Carlton, Phil 3-2. American League: Coleman, Dct 4-0; Ryan, Cal. Splittorff, KC and Kaat, Minn 3-0; McNally, Bait and Perry, Clev 3-1; Wood, Chi 3-2, Diane Crump became the first girl ever to ride a mount in the Kentucky Derby, in 1970. Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 34^0IIS 1973 VEGA BEAT INFLATION EARN 1 Year CertUicate Notes 1500.00 Minimum $25,000.00 Maximum For Informatioo Write to Post Office Box 379, Galesburg. 80 HP. Alom- inum Engirve. UnitiL«id Body. Double Paneled Door*. Wrap Aroynd Fenden. Pull Coil Su«p«nson Di>c Drum Brake*. 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