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Defense Is Key in Knicks' Playoff Victory • 6 y JIM com iSoawOOD, Calif. (DPI) — Defense is the name of the game as far as the New York Knteks we . concerned and they've parlayed it into their second National Basketball Association title in the last four years. The Knicks, who give up points like they're $100 bills, and 6-fooMO Willis Reed, all tout written off a year ago, displayed poise and a glove* tight defense Thursday night to climax a hard-fought climb to the title. With Reed performing like the man who led New York to its first championship ever in 1970, the surprising Knicks beat Los Angeles, 102-03, for the fourth straight time to end the Lakers' one-year NBA reign. For the second time in four years, the hustling Reed was voted the final series Most Valuable Player. Great to Come Back "It's great to come back and do it all again,"- smiled the nine-year pro from Grambling, who played in only 11 games last season because of tendoni­ tis in his left knee. In 31 minutes Thursday night, Reed scored 18 points and led the Knicks With 12 rebounds. Although Reed provided the spark and Earl Monroe led the way with 23 points in the Knicks' well-balanced attack, Red Holzman's defense was the difference again. New Yotic held the Lakers, a team which averaged 111.7 points during the regular season, tinder 100 points for the folnrth Straight time. Qalesburg Register -Mall SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1973 PAGE 25 Against the Knicks, the j 18 as New York, an 8-5 league leaders with a 98.2 regular season defensive average, the Lakers were only, able to average 96.8 points for five games. Bill Bradley pumped in 20 points and Walt Frazier added an underdog when the series began, became the second NBA team in 14 years to Win it all without the home court advan tage. The Knicks' 4-1 series victory avenged a five-game loss to the Lakers a year ago. The Knicks outscored the Lakers by just 19 points—503-to- 484—in the five games but Laker giant Wilt Chamberlain said "the better team" won. Chamberlain Has 23 Points "They were able to take advantage of the breaks," said Chamberlain, who had 23 points in addition to a game-high 21 rebounds. "But four losses In a row seems almost impossible. We could have won a couple of jthose games but..." The Knicks won the series- clincher by outscoring the Lakers 32-18 in the third quarter, enabling them to forge into a 71-59 lead after trailing, 41-39, at halftime. But the Lakers came back strong in the final quarter- after Dave DeBusschere left the game with a sprained right ankle after scoring his only basket of the game to put the Knicks in front, 79-65, with 7:55 to go. Led by Gail Goodrich, who scored 10 of his game-leading 1 28 points in the fourth period, the Lakers crept to within four at 86-82 with three minutes remaining. A Reed jump shot and a three point play by Monroe lifted New York into a 91-82 advantage. For the Lakers, a club Which Was happy when New York beat Boston in the Eastern Conference finals because they felt the Celtics were sCrOngier, Jim McMillian came through with 19 points. Jerry Wfot, hobbled by pulled hamstring muscles in both legs, was otjjy 5-for-17 from the floor and wound up with a subpart 12 points in 33 minutes. I, Wilbur Wood Posts Season Win By FRED McMANE UP! Sports Writer Wilbur Wood, the knuckleball- ing left-hander of the Chicago White SOx, posted his eighth triumph of the season and seventh in a row Thursday night when the White Sox edged the California Angels, 4-3, in 12 innings. It wasn't one of Wood's better games. In fact, he was outpitched by California's Bill Siriger, who struck out 13 and gave up only three hits in 11 innings. Wood was touched for 12 hits in the 11 innings he pitched, and had it not been for the designated hitter rule, he probably wouldn't have been around that long. "I was lucky out there tonight to win this one," said Wood, who was not taken out of the game until the White Sox took the lead in the /top of the 12th. "Without the designated hitter rule I would have been out of there for a pinch-hitter in the seventh or eighth inning. The designated hitter also helped me because Mike Andrews singled and scored a run in my spot." The White Sox, unable to handle Singer for 11 innings, finally broke through against reliever Ron PerranOski in the 12th for the winning run. Jorge Orta walked to open the frame and was sacrificed to second by Luis Alvarado. Pat Kelly, the major leagues' leading hitter, then stroked a single to score Orta. Relief ace Terry Forster took over for Wood in the Johnny Dee Talking About Forming New Cage League DENVER (UPI) - Johnny Dee says there are too many great cities and too many good ballplayers without a team so he is going to organize a new professional basketball league— the Worlt Basketball Association;';!;. •: ' Dee told United Press International Thursday he is hopeful the WBA will open its first season next fall. He said 25 cities are under consideration for the league's eight franchises, which will be limited to eight players apiece. "Each of the towns, except Miami, has an arena t\at already holds over 10,000 persons and only four of them, Chicago, Bos Angeles, Oakland and New York, have franchises now," the former coach at Alabama and Notre Dame said. "There are 700 colleges playing basketball and each year they graduate at least one good senior." Dee, who failed in efforts to buy the Dallas Chaparrals and Memphis Tarns of the ABA, said the eight-man squad would not be any problem because the WBA would '\ not disqualify players for too many fouls. He also said the league would Elegant Dining From 6:30 p.m. Exciting Harness Events Tuesday Thru Saturday Post Time 8 p.m. South of 1-80 on 2 and 92 Yau'rt gonna lev* ( fwt AMi* DOWIH- .. An4 Hi* foliof'I Fari-MvM • nan Rain or Shine EAST MOUNE eliminate clocks and play 100- must games. With lOO^must games, according to Dee, halftime will come when one team reaches 50 points and the game is over at 100. Among other changes proposed by Dee are adoption, of Olympic foul shooting rules, the ball goes out of bounds on non-shooting fouls, and Olympic width lanes, which are three feet wider than NBA- and ABA lanes at the base. The former American Basketball League coach 'of the Kansas City Steers said the WBA's main interest right now is finding a commissioner and then franchises will be named He said the WBA's referees will be the best paid in basketball and would come from the ranks of former collegiate or pro players. Former basketball towns under consideration by the WBA are Miami, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, Syracuse, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Baltimore, New Orleans and Dallas. Other towns being considered are Mexico City; Honolulu; Montreal; Mobile, Ala., Montgomery, Ala.; Hartford, Conn.; Witchita, Kan.; Rochester, N.Y.; Jacksonville Fla., and Long Beach, Calif. bottom of the 12th and retired the side in order to notch his seventh save. In the only other American League action, Boston edged Cleveland, 4-3, Kansas City whipped Detroit, 8-2, and Oakland routed Texas, 17-2. San Francisco beat St. Louis, 6-3, in the only scheduled National League game. The Red Sox, trailing 3-1 entering the eighth inning, rallied for three runs to defeat the Indians, with Luis Aparicio scoring the clincher on a throwing error by third baseman Buddy Bell. Boston's Bill Lee, who earned a starting role only two weeks ago, went the distance for the first time in his career to boost his record to 30- Fred Patek's run-scoring triple snapped a 2-2 tie and started Kansas City off to a five-run fifth inning as the Royals rallied to defeat Joe Coleman. Dick Drago went all the way for the victory while Coleman was charged with his second loss after six victories. The Athletics unleashed a 23- hit attack against Texas, with Bert Campaneris collecting four singles and Ray Fosse and designated hitter Deron Johnson each hitting a homer. Johnson and Joe Rudi each collected three hits for the A's as Ken Holtzman coasted to his sixth victory of the year. • The Giants got solo homers from Willie McCovey and Dave Kingman plus a two-run triple from Jim Howarth to defeat the Cardinals and provide Sam McDowell with his first victory of the season. McDowell, making only his second start of the year, went six innings before giving way to Randy Moffitt, who notched his sixth save with three scoreless innings of relief. Mingori Recalled CLEVELAND (UPI) - The Cleveland Indians Thursday announced the recall of left- handed pitcher Steve Mingori from the Oklahoma City farm club to bring their roster to 25 players. Mingori pitched six innings with Oklahoma this season, compiling a 6.00 earned run average. He will take the place Major League Standings National League East Chicago Pittsburgh New York Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis 16 12 14 12 11 6 West w. I. pet. g.b. 13 .552 .522 .500 .480 .423 .222 11 14 13 15 21 1 i% 2 3% 9 San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta San Diego w. I. pet. g.b 24 10 .706 .645 .621 .548 .357 .355 11 11 14 18 20 2% 3% 5% 11 11% Thursday's Results San Francisco 6 St. Louis 3 (Only game scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (AD times EDT) Philadelphia (Christenson 1-3) at Chicago (Pappas 1-3), 2:30 p.m. New York (McAndrew 2-3) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Los Angeles (Downing 3-1) at San Francisco (Marichal 4-2), 11 p.m. Montreal (Torrez 3-3) at St. Louis (Foster 0-3), 9 p.m. San Diego (Caldwell 1-3) at Atlanta (Gentry 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Nelson 2-1) at Houston (Wilson 2-3), 8:30 p.m. READ THE WANT ADS! American League: East ;; ; w. 1. pet. f :Jr. Milwaukee 12 13 .480 4z Detroit 13 15 .464 Baltimore 12 14 .462 New York 12 14 .462 Cleveland 13 16 .448 Boston 11 14 .440 West i- Chicago Kansas City California Oakland Minnesota Texas w. 17 18 13 15 11 9 1. 6 11 12 14 12 15 pet. .739 .621 .520 .517 .478 305 gib, 2 5 5 6 8& Thursday's Game* Chicago 3 Calif 2, 12 inns Oakland 17 Texas 2 '../T* Kansas City 8 Detroit 2^.% Boston 4 Cleveland 3 v (Only games scheduled") Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDTJT Cleveland (Strom :i-2) Boston (Tiant 3-3), 7:30p.m. Milwaukee (Bell 4-2) Detroit (Lolich 1-4), 8 pirn. Minnesota (Blyleveri "2.-5) at at^ at Kansas City (Dal Canton 1-1), 8:30 p.m. • Oakland (Blue 2-1) at Texas (Hand 2-1), 8:30 p.m. TZ Chicago (Bahnsen ^-2) at California (Ryan 4-2), 11 p.m. Baltimore (Cuellar 1*4) . at New York (Kline 2-3), 7:30 p.m. Major League Leaders By United Press International National League National League '. h. pet. 31 .392 Willis Reed Scores Willis Reed (19) of New York puts the ball in the basket to move his team closer to a 102-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers and the Knicks' second NBA title in four years at Inglewood, Calif., Thursday night. Reed was named the most valuable player in the playoff series. UNIFAX Madox, SF Fairly, Mtl Mota, LA Watsn, Hou Snguiln, Pit Santo, Chi Strgll, Pit Cncpcn, Cin 24 Crdenl, Chi 28 Szmre, St.L 15 g. ab 22 79 12 57 59 111 106 98 81 94 105 54 12 9 22 18 15 23 19 23 6 22 22 41 37 34 28 32 35 18 .386 .373 .369 .349 .347 .346 .340 .333 .333 Colonels Win ABA Game INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) — Artis Gilmore, with 28 points and 21 rebounds, led the Kentucky Colonels to a 109-93 victory over the defending champion Indiana Pacers Thursday night to even their playoff finals for the American Basketball Association title, 313. It marked the fourth time in of reliever Mike Kilkenny, put six games that the visiting on waivers Wednesday. team won, forcing a seventh Montreal Defeats Hawks 9 Wins Coveted Stanley Cup By ED SAINSBURY CHICAGO UPI ()-The only record that stood out for the Montreal Canadiens Friday was possession of the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens tripped the Chicago Black Hawks, 6-4, in their best-of-seven championship series to win hockey's most valued prize for a record 18th time. One of the Montreal veterans, Yvan Cournoyer, got the winning goal on a freak rebound, picking up a {wincing puqk 20 feet from the Hawk cage with less than 12 minutes to play after it hp) bounced off the plexiglas behind the net on a shot over the cage. His shot, went lnto.«the net to clinch the triumph while Hawk goalie Tony Esposito was "off balance and didn't know where the puck was going" Cournoyer said. "Coach Billy Reay f declared that his team had nothing to be ashamed of "I think we played-well," he supposed to get by the second round of the playoffs. You can't battle anymore than we battled, and I appreciated the appreciation of the fans to the team at the end of the game." The Hawks made a fight of it in the finale, although for the second time for the six games of the series, they failed to hold two-goal lead. Pit Martin, who scored his second playoff hat trick this year, tallied twice in 54 seconds of the first period to put the Hawks in front 2-0, but Montreal came back with goals by Henri Richard, Pete Mahovlich, and Rejean Houle for a 3-2 lead. Chicago thereafter tied the score "twice on goals by Dave Kryskow and Martin, but Montreal in the game three times broke out of a tie to go ahead. The two teams scored 56 goals to break a playoff record of 54 set by Montreal in Boston in a 1971 quarter-final series and Montreal with 33 goals in a 1958 series and by the said. "After all, we were not broke a record of 28 by Boston Canadiens in 1971. Martin, and linemates Dennis Hull and Jim Pappin tallied 55 points to break the previous mark of 53 last year by Boston's John Bucky, John McKenzie and Fred Stanfield. Another record went to. Cournoyer and it was the big one. His 15th goal, which was the game-winner for the cup, broke the record of 14 set by Frank Mahovlich with Montreal in 1971. The only gloom for the Canadiens was the fact that Claude Larose, who slid backward into the net in the opening minutes of the second period, was carried from the ice on a stretcher and X-rays at a hospital showed he suffered a broken leg. The victory paid off with $15,000 per man for the Canadiens, champions of the! NHL's East Division, while the losing Black Hawks, West Division champions, each earned $10,000. and deciding game for the title at Louisville Saturday afternoon. Kentucky outshot and outhus- tled the defending champions virtually all the way. Louie Dampier tossed in 25 points and Dan Issel 22, enabling the Colonels to lead at every period and Indiana only made a game of it in the third quarter when it narrowed the gap to two points. However, Kentucky led by four going into the final period at 80-76 and outscored the Pacers 14-1 in the first five-and- a-half minutes of the period. Dampier's pair of free throws midway through the final period gave Kentucky a 17-point lead at 94-77 and only the final winning margin was then in doubt. Kentucky led, 28-24, at the end of the first period and 55-43 at the half. Indiana outscored the Colonels in the third period, 33-25, and two quick field goals by Don Freeman with 40 seconds left to play in the period narrowed Kentucky's lead to 78-76. Kentucky then scored to make it 80-76. The Colonels opened the final period by tossing in eight straight points, four of them by Dampier and two each by Issel and Jim O'Brien, to grab a 12- point lead at 88-76 and continued to dominate play until the end. George McGinnis, the league's No. 2 scorer, paced Indiana with 26 points but Mel Daniels was held to 17 and Freddie Lewis had 16. Indiana went without a field goal in the final period until little Billy Keller connected with 5:47 left to play. ABA Standings By United Press International (Finals) (Best of Seven) w. 1. pet. Indiana 3 3 .500 Kentucky 3 3 .500 Thursday's Result Kentucky 109 Indiana 93 Friday's Game (No game scheduled) American League g. ab r. h. pet. Kelly, Chi 15 54 14 24 .444 Krkptrk, KC22 80 20 31 .388 Holt, Min 18 58 5 22 .379 Munsn, NY 26 94 14 33 .351 Horton, Det 19 73 11 25 .342 Vlntne, Cal 25 102 11 34 .333 Freehn, Det 23 91 9 30 .330 GUghr, Cal 17 50 3 16 .320 Berry, Cal 21 66 9 21 .318 Blmbrg, NY 16 47 7 15 .318 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 13; Banch, Cin 9; Aaron, Atl, Wynn. Hou, Bonds and McCovey, SF 8. American League May berry, HEY! BOWLERS Don't Forget The Harbor Lights Mixed Doubles Tournament FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY & SUNDAY $300 Guaranteed 1st- Place Loaded With Diners Dollars N0RTHGATE LANES 1576 N. Henderson St. Gale*burg, IH. MICKEY MARTY, TOURNAMENT MGR. KC and "Tenace, Oak 8; May, Mil 7; Cepeda, FislC. and Petrocelli, Bose, Melton, C |ti, Spikes, Clev and Bandp^0al£8v Runs Batted In. • National League: Bench, £in 26; Watson, Hou and Bonds,*8F 25; Oliver, Pitt 24; Evans, Xti, Stargell, Pitt and Speier, SF 22. 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