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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 14

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Full Court Press Slows Bucks Celtics Are Confident BOSTON (AP) -- Just five years ago, one or the greatest dynasties in sports history crumbled when Bill "Russell quit as player-coach of the Bofi- lon Celtics. Now. with Coach Tommy Hcinsohn calling the shots and Dave Cowens at Russell's old center position, the Celtics are back--just one victory from being all the way back. With a 3-2 lead over the M i l - waukee Bucks, the Celtics seek their first National Basketball Association championship since 19«9 and their 12th in history tonight in the sixth game of the best-of-seven series at Boston Garden. "We're going to win it." Heinsohn said confidently. "On any givien night either team can win. but we've beaten them twice on their court and now we're back in Boston." "We've put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but it's not over yet," countered Milwaukee Coach Larry Costello. "We hac the same pressure here (fourth game) last Sunday and we won. However, we've got our work cut out." There's a great difference in the Celtics' style from the Russell era. With Russell revolutionizing the game with his defensive genius, the Celtics won 11 NBA titles in 13 years on the shooting of such greats as Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, Sam Jones and Heinsohn. Now. as Cowens says, "this is a different ball game." The The Adjustment Is Difficult WTT Worries Goolagong Ahead Of Wills' Pace Sf. Louis Cardinals' s t a r outfielder Lou Brock Is off to the faslesf start of Ms hase stealing career. Me's stolen 20 straight since being caught on his first attempt. He's Iwti weeks and 10 thefts ahead of Ihc pace set hy Los Angeles' Maury W i l l s in 1963 when the Dodger i n f t e l d c r had an all- (ime record of 154. "Ho could slcal 150," said Cincinnati Keds m a n a g e r Sparky Anderson. CAP Wirephoto) Young Philadelphia Flyers Knock Off Veteran Bruins In NHL Stanley Cup Fight N E W YORK (AP) -- Evonie GoolagonK. star of the Pittsburgh Triangles, has trouble identifying with the concept of World "Team Tennis. She refers to championship competition as "real tennis," says it's still an individual sjibrt and prefers the old hospital corridor hush to the hoot- and-howl game of the new WTT. "Naturally. I'd rather play under conditions I'm used to," the 21-year-old Australian ace said Thursday. "But you can't do anything about it. You can't stand up and say 'Everyone keep quiet, I'm going to serve.' "You just have to realize that your opponent has to put up with the same thing." "I still think tennis is an indl virtual sport," she said when asked about WTT. "You still have to concentrate on yourself. But at the same time, you feel part of a team when you're watching the others play. "And if you make a mistake in 'real tennis,' you have only yourself to blame. But in team tennis, if you make a mistake you're hurting your team. It's like doubles. If you let your partner down you feel terrible . . . I do." Despite the fact that she plays only one set at a time before resting anrl plays two sets night at the most. Miss Goolagong says it won't hurt her endurance for the big tests such as the Australian, French and U.S. Opens, and Wimbledon. "If anything, concentration," it'll she help said. WTT you have to win every game, not just the set. so you have to start concentrating from the beginning. You can't let up." Miss Goolagong already has won the Australian Open this season and plans to take time off from WTT to play in the other events that make up the Big Four of tennis. The only :itle that has eluded her is the Lf.S. Open. She won the French Open and Wimbledon in 1971. BOSTON (AP) -- The Philadelphia Flyers, a comparative National Hockey League infant, have come of age in seven short years, confident of knocking off the Boston Bruins for the coveted Stanley Cup. The Flyers broke an old Boston .tinx and defeated the B r u i n s 3-2 T h u r s d a y night on Bobby Clarke's hard earner goal at 12:01 of sudden deatl: overtime, squaring the best-of- seven series at one game apiece. "Now that we've won here, I surely believe we're going to do it." Philadelphia Coach Fred Shero said before leading the Flyers back home for Game? No, 3 and $ Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. "This team has so muct courage it's unbelievable.' .' Shero said. "I've never had one like it and I'll never have like it and I'll never have one - lifetime." A f t e r dropping a 3-2 decision on Bobby Orr's last minute goal in the series opener, Sheri . impressed upon the Flyers tha I- they had to believe they coulr v win in Boston. They were (1-17- ·^ in the Garden since winning o s their first v i s i t as an ex ' · pansion team in Novembe ;-' 1967. The Bruins had another sia ;.. tistic g o i n g for them: They ha · _' never lo.st a playoff game to '.; post 1907 team. However, th ·« Fivers apparently got Sbero '· "you golia believe" message. · "Xoiv we've got to go int r; t h e i r building and win a hocke ; ; " a m e . " Boston Coach Be ^ . G u i d o M n said. "Sooner or late T: t h r y were «oing to win here i ,'·· the G a r d e n . They won :% t o n i g h t , and that's what I wa -I scared of." But she must put them all together rand in one year for the Slam and the $125,000 Celtics have shocked the mighty Bucks with a press all ver the court. Don Chaney and o Jo White, the regular back- ourt partners, lead the harassment which has slowed Milwaukee in all but one of the irst five games. "We've never pressed like his, it's phenomenal;" Cowens said. "During the regular sea- on we play a bother press, but his is a different ball game now." The Bucks know what to ex lect--the press, Cowens shoot- ng from outside to draw tal' (areem Abdul-Jabbar from un der the basket. However, they lave been frustrated, particu .arly so in a pivotal fifth game ,oss, 96-87, in Milwaukee Tues day night. "We can do belter," Hcin- sohn said. "The adjustment period is over for both teams Mow it's execution. We've jus' got to have everyone play to bonus announced at the lunch eon Thursday. Her coach ant guardian. Vic Edwards, thinks she can do it. Edwards discovered Mis? Goolagong when she .was I 1 years old and started coaching her. By the time she was 14. he decided she needed more con ccntratcd training. With tn blessing of her father, a sheep shearer, she went to live will the Edwards family, and from then on, her tennis career real iv blossomed. lis ability." "We have to keep hard," Boston team playing captain John Havlicek said. "If we do we can take all summer to re lax." Havlicek. who helped tin Celtics to championships in the 1960s before becoming the un disputed team leader, has iive up to the superstar role in thi series. Although 34, he ha: played 231 of the 245 minutes His play in the fifth game wa typical 47 minutes, 28 points nine rebounds and all - around court general What Eiiaa Howe did for the E/vautWilliajiis didforBourboiu Evan I Williams 1 Since 1763, Kentucky's 1st Distiller The Bruins, as in the first ame. jumped to a 2-0 first pe- od lead on goals by Wayne ashman and Phil Esposito. larke. the Flyers' team cap- Tin, narrowed the count to 2-1 deflecting home n shot by ,ill Flelt early in the second eriod. Boston, the Stanley Cup :hampion in 1970 and '72, ap- ) e a r e d to have victors :linched. even though Pliila- lelphia 'pulled goalie Bernie Parent for a sixth skater with me minute left in regulation ime. Two Races Added ARCADIA, Calif. 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