Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 5, 1969 · Page 80
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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O'» pilot optimistic Celti<?§ { eliminate 76ers; Fv ^ rn Pj , lnipv rjA*ill3lU JT dlllld Lakers, Rockets triumph looks good again Associated Press PHILADELPHIA-The Boston Celtics staved off a late Philadelphia rally to edge the 76ers, 93-90, last night and win their National Basketball Association Eastern Division semifinal series, 4-1. Boston led by 10 points at 86-76 with 5:11 remaining. The 76ers still trailed by eight with 2:50 left. Archie Clark and Matty Goukas hit for baskets that cut the margin to 90-84. Darrall 1m- hoff converted a pah- of free throws and Boston's Sam Jones collected a foul shot to make it 91-86 with 2:03 to play. Philadelphia's Billy Cunningham drove for a basket at 1:48 and Hal Greer swished in a 20-foot jump shot to pull the 76ers within a point at 91-90 with 1:20 showing on the clock. Philadelphia recovered a wild pass by the Celtics' John Havlicek and came downcourt with a chance to go ahead, but Cunningham missed on a jumper from the side. Free throws by Emmett Bryant and Havlicek wrapped up the game for Boston. The Celtics won the first three games of the series before losing in Boston Wednesday night. Baton Russell Havlicek Howeil Jones Sanders Bryant Slegfrd Nelson f !Vi i s tt t T Phil*. -3 S Green 1-13 22 GUOkat 11 Greer 16 Wilson 3 imnoff 14 Clark 4 Jones 18 walker 0-0 4-4 i R lladeiphU iten LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers built a 20- point lead in the second quarter but had to hang on in the final stanza to beat the San Francisco Warriors, 103-98, last night and take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven National Basketball Association Western Division semifinal playoff. Jerry West scored 29 points for the winners, who posted their third consecutive triumph, and eight of the veteran's total came at a crucial point in the fourth quarter. West fouled out with 4:43 left in the game and the Warriors closed to 100-98 with 16 seconds left, before Johnny Egan added three free throws to the Laker count. The eventual outcome was decided in that big Laker second quarter after they led only 28-26 at the end of the first period. Los Angeles outscored the Warriors 24-8 and had a 54-34 margin with Tom Hawkins and Mel Counts providing the big help for West. The fifth game of the series was viewed by 17,309 in the Forum and the site switches to San Francisco's Cow Palace for the sixth game tonight. SAN FRANCISCO LOS Turner Thurmond Atties King Mulllns Ellis wffilam* Lewis Tetilt Baylor Hewitt _ Chmbln 2 West ANGELES 6 F « 1-3 13 Egan " "" 0 Counts 3 Hawkins 7 Ereksn 0 0 0* 0 6 2-6 14 5 0-1 10 6-9 14 4 9-9 17 4 0-0 1 2-2 401 Totals S7»-«11W Son PranclK* .......... M1IN14-M Ut AntOlOt ............. M 31 24 19-103 Fouled out— West, Los Angeles. Total fouls — Son Francisco 27, Los Angeles 25 A-1 7,309. semi final playoff series at two games each. Hayes' desperation shot came after Atlanta's Joe Caldwell knotted the score with a stuff shot with two seconds left on the clock. The Rockets and Hawks play the fifth game of the best of seven series tomorrow at Atlanta. Hayes scored 30 points to lead the Rockets, while Walt Hazzard's 34 points kept Atlanta in front most of the first half and part of the second in the seesaw battle. Hayes was aided by another Rocket rookie, Rick Adelman, in the final minute of play. Adelman thrilled the crowd of 12,237 with a twisting layup, then hit two free throws seconds later to put the Rockets ahead before the Hawk's Caldwell nearly won it for Atlanta. SAN DIEGO - Elvin Hayes hit an 18-foot bank shot at the buzzer to give the San Diego Rockets a 114-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night tying the National Basketball Association Western Division ATLANTA Beaty Bridges Caldwell Davis HBr.lcka Hazzard Hudson Silas Totals 00-00 Klmba II 13 8-11 34 Kolls 8 4-5 20 Lantz 1 04 2 Riley 0 3-4 . 45JJ-3J11J illiams San Diego 24 33 23 32—114 Atlanta 32 K 19 35-112 ? ouled out—None, otal fouls-Sin Diego 21; Atlanta 2* A—12/237 Rookies load opening lineups Associated Press NEW YORK - Two dozen rookies likely will be in the opening day lineups — 15 in the National League and nine in the American League — when the baseball season gets under way with a series of openers Monday and Tuesday. The biggest surprise is that the Los Angeles Dodgers will have three rookies when they open at Cincinnati Monday, as many as two of the four expansion clubs — San Diego in the National League and Kansas City in the American League. No other club in either league is planning on using more than two rookies to start with while four National League teams and either seven or eight American League teams will field completely veteran units. THE LEFT SIDE of the Dodger infield will be held down by rookies, with Bill Su- dakis at third base and Ted Sizemore at shortstop, while Bill Russell is expected to replace the injured Willie Davis in the reshuffled Los Angeles outfield. Sudakis hit .276 after coming up at the end of the season but still qualifies as a rookie since he went to bat just 87 times. Sizemore hit at a .314 clip with Spokane last season while Russell hit .280 at Bakersf ield. PRESTON GOMEZ, the San Diego manager, also lists two rookie infielders, Rafael Robles at shortstop and-either Bill Davis or Nate Colbert at first base, while another first-year man, Clarence Gaston, holds down center field. Robles hit .259 at Fresno last season, Davis .265 at Portland, Colbert .264 at Oklahoma City and Gaston .279 at Shreveport. Braves hope to start bats humming this year Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. When the Atlanta Braves traded Joe Torre to St. Louis they acquired Orlando Cepeda-and his tape-recorder. That will put music in the clubhouse. Now if they can get some of their bats out on the field it may be even more significant. "Nobody hit last year," manager Lum Harris pointed out as he discussed the reason why the Braves were only a .500 club. "It was the hitting. Our pitchers set a Braves' record for the lowest earned run average." IF THE BATS begin to hum, then, Harris sees no reason why the Braves can't move up to battle for the pennant in the National League's Western Division against Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The two biggest additions as far as Harris is concerned are Cepeda and Rico Carty, the lifetime .300 hitter who missed the entire 1968 season Carty injures right shoulder Associated Press Outfielder Rico Carty, on whose hitting the Atlanta Braves were counting this season, suffered a dislocated right shoulder last night and might miss the Braves' opening game of the 1969 campaign against San Francisco Monday night. The mishap happened at Columbus, Ga., during the warm- up before the Braves' exhibition game against Richmond of the International League. Richmond won 4-0. while recuperating from tuberculosis. Cepeda, whose good spirits and hot music was one of the prime reasons for the Cards' light-hearted clubhouse the last couple of years, had an undistinguished season after winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1967. Axers score late to win Dave Munoz' two-run single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and Northern Arizona University went on to a 7-3 triumph over La Verne College at Grand Canyon College yesterday. Tom Pierson went the distance for the Lumberjacks, picking up his third victory against one defeat. Munoz topped the Axers with three runs batted in, while Art Brewster and Jim Gorman each went two-for-three for NAU. NAU plays LaVerne again today at 10 a.m. at Grand Canyon College and follows with a 1 p.m. contest against Colorado Mines on the same field. Kansas City's opening day lineup lists Pat Kelly, who hit .306 at Denver last season, in center field; Mike Fiore, .271 at Rochester, at first base, and Ellie Rodriguez, .291 at Syracuse, behind the plate. WHILE THE Royals lead the AL with three rookies, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Oakland, Seattle and Washington will go with all veteran lineups while Minnesota still is up in the air over whether to give Charlie Manuel the opening day spot in left field. In the NL only four teams do not show rookies in their starting lineups — Cincinnati, Houston, San Francisco and St. Louis. Here is the complete list of rookies expected to start in their teams' first games. National League Atlanta—Catcher Bob Dl- dier. Chicago—Center fielder Don Young. Los Angeles—Third baseman Bill Sudakis, shortstop Ted Sizemore, outfielder Bill Russell. Montreal—Third baseman Coco Laboy, center fielder Don Hahn. New York—Third baseman Amos Otis, outfielder Rod Caspar. Philadelphia — Short stop Don Money, outfielder Larry Hisle. Pittsburgh—Third baseman Richie Hebner. San Diego—Shortstop Rafael Robles, center fielder Clarence Gaston, either of two first basemen, Bill Davis or Nate Colbert. American League California—First baseman Jim Spencer. Chicago—Left fielder Carlos May, first baseman Gail Hopkins. Kansas City—First baseman Mike Fiore, catcher Ellie Rodriguez, center fielder Pat Kelly. Minnesota—Possibly left fielder Charlie Manuel. New York—Third baseman Bobby Murcer, center fielder Jerry Kenney. Baseball odds LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)Bookmakers said yesterday St. Louis was an even favorite to win the National League pennant and Detroit a 12-5 favorite in the American League. Tht Odds: Detroit, Oakland, , 4-1; Minnesota. 4-1; Chicago, 7-1; Boston, 7-1; Cleveland, 8-1; California, 10-1; -; New York. 20-1; Seattle, 150-1; Kansas City Washington, 100-1; -1; Kansas City, 150-1. National League St. Louis, even; San Francisco, 13-5; Cincinnati, 4-1; Chicago, 6-1; Atlanta, M; Pittsburgh. 8-1; Los Angeles, 15-1; Philadelphia, 15-1; New York, 30-1; Houston 50-1; San Diego, 150-1; Mon- Few book'tes are taking odds on divisions because of prohibitive odds in some and chance of a tie and playoff. RNK Billev, Monger (7) and M. d y W 1 " 1 ' w gan. Pltr- »•»• Exhibition At Columbia, Qa. , *v - / <" ' ' '",'' RACING SATURDAY! * FEATURE RACE—"BOLD RULER PURSE". * WELCOME TO PHOENIX PRESS CLUB MEMBERS RACING WED., SAT., SUNDAY PARADE TO POST 1:15 P.M. COUPON READ Bring this ad to us on or before April 14, 1969, and we will give you a 10% discount on any of our custom fabricated car screens of Shadow Screen. Rear window is fabricated in polished aluminum frame and installed with the angle of the glass to block and reflect 70% of the sun's damaging rays. Protect your car's upholstery and keep your car 20 degrees cooler. We have the convenient roll-type for all doors. It will make the difference on your vacation. THIS AP MUST M PRSSINTID AT TIMI OP PUICHAU "YOUR" SOVTHWST SHADS SPECIALISTS MM. rfcm Set. ItQO te I;PO P.M. SHADOW SCREEN CO. 1723 W, CAMIUACK ROA9, PHOINIX, ARIZONA Ptu*t 27f.74ff 0 F T $AN DIE °S F T 9 3-4 21 Adelman 2 2-6 i 4 2-2 10 Barnett 30-06 10 2-4 22 Block ' 0 (HI 0 Hayes 8 4-5 20 13 4-5 30 7 6^7 20 2 1-1 5 totals' 44M-M1)} Associated Press MIAMI—More than two years ago when Jim Palmer was nine days short of his 21st birthday he stood on the mound at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-0, becoming the youngest pitcher in World Series history to pitch a shutout. In 1967, Palmer was in the minors. NOW, AFTER two seasons at points such as Elmira, And ne nas <x> m6 around Rochester, Miami and San- wel1 enough during spring turce, Palmer is throwing training to satisfy manager well again - and could turn Earl Weaver, out to be the key that opens "PALMER REALLY looks the door to the American like he's on the way back," Weaver said. "And I'm expecting big things from him." A return to form by the big right-hander who had a 15-10 record in 1966 would give the Orioles a deep pitching staff that also includes 22-game winner Dave McNally, Tom "No-Hit" Phoebus, 18-game winner Jim Hardin and trade acquisition Mike Cuellar. The Orioles, who will be in the Eastern Division with pennant-winning Detroit, finished 12 games behind the Tigers last year. But, as Weaver points out, they trailed Detroit by only 1% games after he succeeded Hank Bauer as manager on July 11. Weaver looks for Palmer's return and stronger performances from outfielders Frank Robinson and Paul Blair to support the pitching staff in the manner to which they have become accustomed with the hard-hitting Orioles. JIM PALMER League throne room for the Baltimore Orioles. Almost, totally unable to pitch because of an assortment of ailments in his back and right shoulder, Palmer pitched just 37 innings in the minors last season. But he gave indication that his arm was coming around by compiling a 6-1 record, with a no-hitter, for Santurce in the Winter League. ESuVsANDS**! GOLF COURSE Crass Tees and Orttns a Play 18 Holes $1.00* 942-4492 ! It's A CHEVELLE SALE! MOW AT MADISONS CHEVROLET! •—•Madison Chevrolet Has Been Given An——— For Our Factory Authorized Chevelte Sale SHOP NOW AND SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! LOOK Here's How Easy It Is For You To Own A Brand New, Sparkling '69 IMPALA During This Sale! 100 MODELS IN STOCK HOME OF THE '2099 PICK-UP! 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