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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 29, 1979-Page 11
PISTONS DROP 115-110 DECISION

Denver]
By JOHN KROGGEL
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC-Despite Kevin Porter's 1
17 assists, Bob Lanier's 25 points, Terry ;
Tyler's amazing dunks and 27 points,
the Pistons fell to the Denver Nuggets
115410 last night at the Silverdome.
The Denver Nuggets came into
Detroit needing a win to keep pace with
the division eadipg Kansas City Kings1
and accomplished this with fine per-
formances from David Thompson,
George McGinnis, and center Dan Issel
who finished with a season high of 29
points.
THE GAME ITSELF was a dirty af-I
fair, literally. The game had to be stop-+

keeps playoff
ped moments after it was started'to quarter, finishing with 17
remove a layer of fine dust. The dust BUT THE COMEBACK
continued to accumulate, requiring the Whittling the lead down
floor to be cleaned at every stop in the with 4:09 remaining, the
action. draw no closer. Issel droi
Detroit threw a scare into the and laid in two of his 29 pc
Nuggets late in the fourth quarter. followed by Bobby Wilke
Falling behind by 13 points with 9:05 increasing the Denverl
remaining, the Pistons appeared to be The Nuggets held on to
on the verge of being blown-out. Lanier prevented Detroit from;
had other ideas, however. Picking up 13 than the final margin of fi
of his 25 points, he began working the The first quarter turn
middle and started the Pistons on their and gun match with both t
comeback bid. the mark from the field
Taking the cue from his co-captain, had their moment in the st
Porter began pushing the ball hard up With 5:40 left in the
the court. Continually picking apart the trailing 15-12 Tyler tooka
defense, he dished off six assists in the from Kevin Porter and s

hopes alive

for the game.!
K was not to be.
to five points
Pistons could
ve the baseline
oints. This was.
rson's bucket,
lead ta eight.
the la and
getting closer
ve.
ed into a run
teams missing
. The Pistons
un, however.
quarter and
a perfect pass
ammed home

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

the behind the head dunk. The shot
ignited both the fans and the team as
the Pistons went on an 8-2 tear to lead
20-17.
Basket-for-basket was the style for
the rest of the half. Denver put together
a string of three buckets at the end to
take the halftime.lead 57-54.
DENVER CAME OUT smoking in the
second half. Hitting on 62 per cent of
their shots, the Nuggets built a lead of
12 points and finished the period leading
91-81. Detroit simply could not find the
hole, hitting only 38 per cent from the
floor.
In the pre-game ceremonies Porter
was cited for his assist total from team
owner Bill Davidson, coach Dick Vitale,
and teammate Bob Lanier,
Porter, who pushed his season assist
total to 988, sets a new NBA record with
each assist. In receiving the award, he
recognized the team effort it required
for reaching his present total
SCOR ES
Exhibition Baseball
Detroit 4, St. Louis i
Kansas City 4, Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 2
Texas 4, Atlanta i
Houston 1, Montreal 0
Boston 15, Chicago (A) 5
New York (N) 8, Los Angeles 4
Baltimore 5, Toronto 2
Cleveland 5, San Francisco 2
NBA
Washington 127, New Jersey 108
Denver 115, Detroit 110
Milwaukee 135, Boston 117
NHL
Pittsburgh 7, NY Rangers 1

Magic
LANSING (AP)-Eves
lets of rain and exub
couldn't spoil the Michig
tans triumphant march
streets yesterday.
Jostled and begged fo
the NCAA champion tea
the rear of a quarter-mi
in an open fire engine th
to the state Capitol
estimated 10,000 fans.
They grabbed and scr
playmaker Earvin John;
mate Gregory Kelser, v
parent pain, were pul
through adoring fans u
steps.
But the "Magic Man"
Michigan State's 75-64r
over Indiana State to br
school's first NCAA bas
pionship, still wouldn't re
Although fans are hopii
sophomore will spend
years on campus, his
basketball teams has gon
title win.
"I hope you stay behind

mobbed in Cap
n plump drop- I go or whether I stay," he said.
erant crowds
an State Spar- Tigers trim Cards
down Lansing ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)-Tim
Corcoran's single drove in two runs to
Dr autographs, highlight a three-run rally with two out
im brought up in the third inning that gave the Detroit
le long parade Tigers a 4-1 exhibition baseball triumph
at crept slowly yesterday over the St. Louis Cardinals.
through an Corcoran's key hit came in support of
Tigers right-hander Jack Morris, who
eamed as ace allowed only three hits in seven innings.
son and team- One of the Cards' hits was a two-out
wincing in ap- homer in the first by Keith Hernandez.
led by police
p the Capitol NCAA ticket sales
who powered MISSION, Kan. (AP)-The National
romp Monday Collegiate Athletic Association says
ring home the. ticket orders for next year's NCAA
ketball cham- basketball championship in In-
veal his plans. dianapolis must be postmarked on
ng the Lansing Monday to be eligible for selection.
another two Wayne Duke, Division I basketball
value to pro committee chairman, made the an-
te up since the nouncement. He said ticket orders
postmarked before Monday, April 2,
i me-whether, will not be considered and those post-

tal
markeda
sidered o
available.
If tick
tickets a
drawing tc
-are accept
Tickets
semifinal
champion
son. An in
two or four
Orders
NCAA B
Square Ar
dianapolis

parade
after Monday will be con-
nly if there are still tickets
et applications outnumber
vailable, there will be a
o determine which appliations
ted, Duke said.
for the March 22-24 national
s, third-place game and
ship contest are $30 per per-
ndividual may request either
r sets of tickets per order.
should be sent to the 1980
asketball Finals, Market
ena, 300 East Market St., I-
,Ind. 46204.

WES UNSELD of the Washington Bullets and Jan Van Bredakoff of thew
jersey Nets fight for the ball during last night's AtlanticDivision basketball
battle. The Bullets won 127 to 108 to maintain their division lead. In other NBA
action, the Denver Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons 115 to 110 at the Pontiac
Silverdome.
Seniors bow out at
Deker Club Banquet
By BOB EMORY
It was a time of sentiment, a-time for reminiscing and a time for a
couple of playful jabs at some teammates and coaches. And even though the
18th Annual Hockey Awards Banquet might have seemed like nothing but a
group of fancily dressed people racing to see which table could drown more
pitchers of beer, the affair was still a serious and heartwarming reception
for the 1978-79 hockey team.
To see the four departing seniors-John Waymann, Mark Miller, Bill
Wheeler and Mike Coffman-give their emotional, touching farewells to the
team and the school; well, it kind of made a losing season and a tenth place
finish seem rather insignificant.
Six awards for outstanding play were given to players on this season's
team, and each received a trophy, a warm applause and two or three cutting
remarks on their method and style of play.
The Dekers Club Award, given to the most colorlful rookie each year,
was awarded to freshman forward Murray Eaves. Eaves was the second
leading scorer behind captain Mark Miller.
Soon to be junior John Blum was awarded the Alton D. Simms Trophy
for being the most improved player and sophomore Tim Manning was given
the Vic Heyliger Trophy for Most Valuble Defenseman.
Miller sure wasn't overlooked in last night's ceremonies at Roma Hall in
Ann Arbor. In addition to some heavy praise for his hustling style of play,
and optimistic attitude, Miller was given two trophies. He was given the
Hazel M. Losh Trophy for leading the team in scoring and amid a standing
ovation, Miller was awarded the Hal Downes Trophy for the Most Valuable
Player this past season.
And finally, forward John Olver, making sure he thanked all his team-
mates for his impressive test grades, received the Carl Isaacson Trophy for
exhibiting superior athletic ability combined with the highest scholastic
average for the year.

Student fa&es pro wrestler
in Union Ballroom tonight

BY CARLOS RIVERA
Whether you think that big-time
wrestling is for real or not, you'll have
an opportunity to prove it, to yourself
tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Union
Ballroom.
"Many people say it's a fake," said
Sheldon Finkelstein, one of the
wrestlers featured in the top match of
the night. "Of course, it's easy to say so
for anyone outside of the ring."
THE MAIN attraction will feature
Finkelstein, a 22-year-old amateur
wrestler who is also a student at
Michigan, and Jerry Graham, a 26-
year-old pro wrestler . from Paradise
Valley, Arizona.
Graham doesn't exactly fit the
shining image of a well-conditioned,
jock. Sporting spiked, leather bracelets
and an ample beer belly, he hardly
looks like a professional athlete. Yet,
Graham, puffing on a cigar insisted
he'd easily win the match.
"This will be a cakewalk for me,"
said Graham. "This man (Finkelstein)
is nothing but an amateur, a beginner. I

usually don't fight such people in such
one-horse towns as Ann Arbor, but if
they pay me, I will. I'm a pro wrestler."
ON THE OTHER hand, Finkelstein
has been training hard and is in
tremendous shape. Although he is an
amateur, he has wrestled extensively in
the Detroit area and is confident of his
abilities.
"I hope to surprise him with his
guard down and also hope to get some
moral support from my fellow studen-
ts," said Finkelstein, a Southfield
native. "Graham will be my toughest
match, though."
It almost looks like a scene from the
movie "Rocky" with Graham por-
traying the overly confident champ and
Finkelstein representing the dark horse
rival. The only difference is that this
time it's wrestling in the Union with' a
local student as the underdog.
Real to life or not, Graham warns it's
not just for fun and games. "I'll be glad
to show everyone that this (pro
wrestling) is not a fake and that you can
get badly injured in it," said Graham.
"The only bad thing is that this man
(Finkelstein) will serve as an example,
so his condition after the match will be
quite bad."

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RECORD NOW 3-0
Wolverine netters sweep Irish
By JOHN LIBBE
Special to the Daily ,,g - g '" ga g

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SOUTH BEND - The Wolverine
men's tennis team easily upped their
record to 3-0 yesterday with a 9-0
blowout of Notre Dame at South Bend.
Despite the fact that four out of the
nine matches went to three sets, the
Blue netters were in control throughout
all of the matches. In each of the four
matches, the Wolverine player convin-
cingly won the last set.
IN A BITTERLY waged match,
number one singles player Jeff Etter-
beek, after a shaky start, rallied to beat
Mark Hoyer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, to start the on-
slaught. Matt Horwitch and Michael
Leach followed with straight set vic-
tories.
At four singles, Jud Schaufler,
fighting a nagging back injury, got
back on the winning track in singles
with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Mark
Trueblood.
"I felt all right today," said
Schaufler. "I'm starting to move bet-
ter."
PETE OSLER and Jack Heinken
closed out the singles competition with
relatively easy victories.
In doubles, the ory surprise was that
it took the number one team of Etter-
beek and Horwitc# three sets to win
over the tandem of Hoyer and Carlton
Harris,6-4,6-7,6-2.
"OUR PERFORMANCE as a team
was mediocre compared to last

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