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Stars 'Have Fun' With Denver Club SALT LAKE CITY (UPD "They're the team that's tired. We played a hard first half." &aid Utah Stars forward Randy Denton, "but they were in their battling most of the game. We'll be the fresh team in Den ver." For the fourth straight game, Denton came through with a double figure performance in both scoring and rebounding to help the Stars even their best- of-seven American Basketball Association playoff with the Nuggets as Utah humiliated Denver 132-110 Friday night. "We're playing better against them. Reacting better to thfir defense. Running their type of offense right back at them," said Denton after he scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the win in game four. "It's now a best-of-thn;e series, and I know we can win in Den ver now." Coach Larry Brown, who hud piloted his Nuggets to a 65-19 regular season record, closed tihe Denver locker room for more than 30 minutes after the game When Brown finally emerged, he called the second half "a laugher for the Stars. They were just out there having fun. Just playing basketball. We were killing ourselves trying to catch up." "I don't think they'll be that tired Saturday night in Denver. We could use a day or two off to rest. Hell...the way we've playud against them in these last two games, they probably want 1o play us three straight." Guard Ron Boone—using acupuncture treatment to kill the pain in his badly sprained right shoulder—had a game-high 30 points. Rookie Moses Malone grabbed 17 rebounds and added 18 points to finish behind Boone and Denton in scoring. The 20-year-old Malone also blocked six Denver shots—a Utah single-game record. It w;as the second straight record performance for Malone. In game three his 32 rebounds established another Stars' marlk. The best Denver could come up with was 16 points from reserve center Dave Robisch. Backup forward Jan Van Bredakolff and starting center Mike Green both scored 15 points. The entire Denver starting front line managed only 10 rebounds. "When you look at what we got from our starting center and forwards, there's the story of tonight's loss." Brown'added. In the Utah lockerroom. Stars coach Tom Nissalke was taking it all in with a slight smile. "We're playing much better against Denver now," Nissalke said. "We've finally adjusted to their pressure defense. We'll play well through the rest of the series, even if we lose." "The Nuggets are good players. They held their cool even though they got whipped tonight. There's no dissention on that team. They don't start blaming anyone. They'll be damn hard to beat in Denver. It's almost as though the Spirits of St. Louis were setting a trap for the New York Nets by losing all 11 regular season games and the first of the playoffs. If so, they have sprung the trap MOSES MALONE and caught the Nets flatfooted as the Spirits took a 2-1 lead in the playoff series by defeating New York, 113-106, Friday night. The win was not an easy one for the Spirits, though, as they built a 98-86 lead just to have Julius Erving spark the Nets back to within three, 100-97. It took keen free-throw shooting in the last minutes for St. Louis to hold on for the win. In other playoff games, the Memphis Sounds surprised the Kentucky Colonels by winning their playoff game, 107-93. and Utah evened its series with Denver, 2-2. by downing the Rockets, 132-110. Rookie Marvin Barnes led St. Louis with 35 points and Freddie Lewis added 30. Erving who was involved in a fight with Maurice Lucas scored 30 for the Nets and Larry Kenon had 25. Billy Paultz added 22 for the Nets. St. Louis Coach Bob MacKinnon doesn't feel the Spirits laid a trap, but does have an explanation for their sudden success. "When we have the ball we feel we have as much right to score as anybody, "he said. "Earlier in the year it seemed we were putting the ball up as soon as possible. We were embarrassed running the plays." Sounds 107 Colonels 93: Memphis overcame a major obstruction to gain its first win in playoff competition in its five- year existence. Kentucky couldn't get closer than six points after the half. Trailing, 89-79, with eight minutes to go the Sounds scored eight straight points. Memphis trails in the playoff series, 3-1. DENVER (118) Beck 5 0-0 10. B. Jones 2 0-2 4. Green 6 3-5 15, Calvin 5 4-4 14. Simpson 1 <M) 2, Washington 5 1-1 11, Taylor 5 3-5 13, McFfcrland 1 2-2 4, Terry 3 (Ml 6, Kobisch 5 M 16, Van Bredakolff 5 5-5 15. Totals 43 24-30 110. UTAH (132) Derton 8 6-7 22. Malone 8 2-7 18, Eakins 8 04 16, Boone II 8-8 30, Roche 5 4-4 17, Seals 2 W 7, W. Jones 2 (M) 4, Smith 6 2-3 15, Govan 0 1-3 1, Dickey 0 00 0, Williams 1 <H> 2. Totals 51 26-37 132. Denver 20 22 S3 35-110 Uah 38 31 34 29 - 132 Three-point goals: Roche 3, Smith. Trtal fouls: Denver 26, Utah 25. A: 9,106. Success Pleases Jenkins NEW YORK (UPI) - Ferg.u- son Jenkins and his pitchiing buddy, Jim Bibby, drove to 'title Rangers' camp this spring from Texas. They can't remember exactly where it was in Georgia that they pulled up in front of a little roadside restaurant for a meal, but they do recall it was off in some backwoods area where there was no record of any tic ker, tape parade ever having been held for a pair of visiting blackii. Jenkins was about to get ou t of the car and walk inside when Bibby, looking over the place from the outside, told him he didn't think it was an especia 1 ly good idea for him to go in. "Why not?" Jenkins wanted to know. "Because they might not know you're Canadian," Bibby s;3,id with a perfectly straight face. Not everybody does know that Ferguson Jenkins is Canadian by birth, having first seen the liijjht of day in Chatham, Ontario, 31 years ago, but by now everybody who follows baseball at all knows he enjoyed something of a rebirth last summer in Arlington, Texas, winning 25 games for the revitalized Rangers. Along with everything else, he beat the world champion Oakland A's five straight times, and every time he did he nearly drove Charlie Finley straight up a wall because the Cubs had offered him Fergie at the end of '73, and he had said no, thank you. The Rangers went for him despite the fact he was coming off a sub-par 14-16 with the Cubs and there were some whispers about the condition of his arm. Winning 25 games last year was nice, according to Jenkins, but winning the respect of the Ranger players was nicer yet. "They had heard of me, but most of them never had an opportunity to play behind me," says the rangy 6-foot-5 right- hander sitting in front of his locker here. "I knew only a few fellows on the club, (Dave) Nelson, (Jim) Spencer, (Leo) Cardenas, (Cesar) Tovar. "The big difference I discovered was getting to learn all the hitters over again. This was a task in itself. Then I found that everytime I went out there to pitch, these fellows would score five-six runs for me. It was inspiring because I didn't have this with the Cubs. 1290 SOUTH STATE ST. BACKBOARD, GOAL & POST HEAVY-DUTY, ADJUSTABLE MODEL f 4"x4" '/4-toch Steel Post lot Maximum R/g/d/'/y 9 fiberglass Backboard Provides ConsitenJ Rebwar} 9 Set SUM Adjustment literals Backboard to Suit I7ie Growing young AtMett * REGUIARIY SOLO FOR 150.00 134 Ideal for institutional, playground or home use. Heavy '4-inch steel post has all welded and bolted construction. Solid, core fiberglass backboard is guaranteed weatherproof for 10 tull years. Goal features 12 loop, no-tie nylon net. Sunday. April 13. 1975. THE HERALD, Provo, Utah -Page 15 Utah Tech Wins Twice ST. GEORGE - The hitting of Rob Carpenter, Utah Technical College outfielder, was a big factor in the Wolverines double win over the Dixie Rebels in a pair of baseball games played Friday. Carpenter hit two home runs a single and drove in three runs in leading Utah Tech to a 10-5 victory in the first game His two home runs and a double paced the Wolverines to a 13-1 win in the second game, giving him six hits in eight times at bat. Teammates were not idle. Lynn Lewis hit two home runs in the opener, Brian Graham collected three hits, and Kim Sorensen hit a single and a double as Utah Tech powered its way to the double victory. La Ron Unck was the winning pitcher in the first game. The Wolverines were even more impressive in the second game as Kelly Jensen breezed his way to an easy win. In addition to Carpenter's two home runs in the second game, Kirk Nelson also hit for the circuit along with Jim Coury. Dixie's lone tally came in the second inning when Carr, third Broncos Win OGDEN, Utah (UPD-Boise State University captured 10 of the 18 events to down host Weber State 89-64 Friday in a Big Sky Conference dual track and field meet run in 30 mile per hour winds and temperatures in the low 40s. baseman, also found the range for an over the fence blow. The two wins Friday gave the Wolverines a good start as they were opening games in the Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference. The two games Friday were among the better showing of the young Utah Tech players. They made only one fielding error in the two games, and their hitting was timely and effective. Kelly Jensen's mound work in the second game was particularly impressive and he was backed up in fine style by the entire team. The Dixie games were held up for two hours because of rain. The next home games will be Tuesday when they tangle again with the BYU junior varsity. LARRY BROWN, coach of the Denver Nuggets, watches with hopelessness as the Utah Stars race to a 30-polnt lead in the second quarter Friday night. The closest Denver came in the second half was 21 points late in the game. Being Cut Irks Lineman LOS ANGELES (UP1) Monte Doris, a former USC lineman who was signed by the Green Bay Packers, has sued the professional football team for $546,000 for dropping him from the roster during his first year. The suit, filed in Superior Court, said the Packers "wrongfully terminated" his contract in October, 1974, after he reported suffering a back injury during pre-season play. Doris said the injury occurred during practice and he was ordered to play in two preseason games despite his complaints of pain. Team doctors first prescribed physical therapy and pain killers, the suit said, but later told him the pain was caused by a congenital back condition and he was released from the team. The suit asked $500,000 in compensatory damages. Coupon HEATHMAN-BROWN SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER Service Dept. Special Lube & Oil Change Lube & Oil Change VISIT OUR NEW REVITALIZED SERVICE DEPARTMENT The Name is New. - The Policy is New - The Service is New The location the Same WITH THIS AD 175North 1 st West-Provo WITH THIS AD 461 W. 300 S. 374-2800 Provo 985 So. State 224-1844 Orem 375 North Main 798-3760 Spanish Fork 109 E. 100 N. 756-2951 American Fork "Another thing, did you know this club didn't make an error behind me through my first 10 games? I had been told this was supposed to be a poor defensive ball club, and they hadn't strengthened themselves that much in the outfield, but they didn't make that many errors. The starting outfield of Tovar, (Jeff) Burroughs and (Alex) Johnson wasn't supposed to be that good defensively, but it played real good." Fergie Jenkins pitched good, too. He was only 7-8 by June 17 but then he took off plain out of sight, winding up with a classy 2.83 earned run average, 29 complete games, six shutouts and the same 25-12 won-lost record Catfish Hunter posted with the A's. Jenkins has been a 20-game winner seven times now. Six times he did it with the Cubs, and inevitably he's asked which is the tougher league, the National or American? "There's no such thing as an easy league," says Fergie Jenkins. "With the designated hitter, you've got to bear down even more over here than you do over there." ftrestone ANY SIZE BLACKWALL or WHITEWALL -f F.E.T. SIZES AVAILABLE 7.35x14 8,55x14 7.75x14 8.25x15 8.25x14 8.45x15 Plus 1.98 to 2.42 F.E.T. Firestone Champion fires FULL 4-PLY Hurry-Limited Quantity in Certain S/zes MOUNTED FREE NATIONWIDE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE •letl yu fj [ia, GNU '