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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, April 9, 1975

Page Eight

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By SCOTT LEWIS
At the end of the 1973-74 NBA
season the Milwaukee Bucks
finished on top in the Midwest
Division of the Western Confer-
ence, while the Los Angeles
Lakers grabbed first place in the
Pacific Division.
After the end of the 1974-75
season, however, the Bucks and
the Lakers occupy the cellars
in their respective divisions.
Thus, a topsy-turvy season
has ended in the NBA's West,
with the playoff picture reading
like a tale from Cinderella-land.
FOR THE FIRST time in
}their short, eight-year history,
the Seattle Supersonicshhave
earned a playoff berth.
The Kansas City-Omaha Kings,
predicted as sure last place
finishers in the Midwest, placed
second and captured a playoff
berth. The last time they found
themselves in the playoffs was
in 1967, when they were the
Cincinnati Royals.

faces shoot

for

Another major surprise has
been the emergence of Golden
State as one of the powerhouses
in the West. TheaWarriors, out
of the playoffs last year, fin-
ished with the best record in
the Western Conference, earn-
ing a bye for the first round.
On the other hand, this is the
first time since 1959 that the
Lakers haven't earned a play-
off berth. Similarly, Milwaukee
had been in the playoffs every
year since the 1968-69 season.
With the first rounds'starting
this week, no clear-cut favorites
exist, like 'previous years, to
win the title in the West.
THE PLAYOFFS begin with,
Seattle and the Detroit Pistons
playing a best of three series
on the west coast. While Seattle
has surprised, the Pistons have
been a major disappointment.
Finishing with the fourth-best
record in the NBA last s.aasan,
Detroit had entertained hopes
of going all the way this year.

Unfortunately, injuries to key
players, and lack of team unity,
that was so prevalent last year,
led to the Pistons' downfall.
"We were playing with much
more confidence last year,"
said center Bob Lanier. His knee
injury is one of the reasons for
this lack of confidence.
Lanier had to sit out six
games late in the season, but
he will definitely be ready for
the playoffs. Whether or not he
will be at 100 per cent remains
to be seen.

the year, most observers lookedI the leader of the team, and if
for them to win the title. Since he gets hot, Chicago may be in
then, Thurmond has oean rele- for a surprise.
gated to the bench, and Tom VGolden State, who will meet
Boerwinkle has assumed center, the winnerof theDetroit-Seattle
duties. series, is led by forward Rick
Barry. Barry finished second to
OTHERWISE, Chicago has Buffalo's Bob McAdoo in sodr-
the same starting squad as in ing this year, averaging over 30
past years. Chet Walter an~d points per game.
Bob Love are the forwards, Although either Chicago or
while Norm Van Lier and Jerry Golden State must be tabbed
Sloan are at guard. as the favorites to cop the West
The Bulls must contain Nate title, don't count out the other
Archibald if they hope to hold I three teams. There still may be
back the Kings. Archibald is some more surprises to come.

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SEATTLE, on the other hand,
finished strongly at the end of
the season. Led by forward
gSpencer Haywood, theiSuper-
emotional peak going into the
series.
If experience is a factor, how-
ever, Seattle will be hurting. Daily
Only two members of the squadl,pik
reserve center Jim Fox and The New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A's
guard Archie Clark, have NBA are this year's American League teams to beat, according to
playoff experience. Also, two the yearly Daily Sports Staff consensus.
rookies, center Tom Burleson 'The Yanks and 0's tied in the voting for first place in the
and forward Leonard Gray, will AL East, with Boston, Milwaukee and Cleveland being gen-
start on the front line along erously held up from the bottom by Detroits' Tigers.
with Haywood. In the West, Oakland was the outright pick, but runnerup
The key to the series will be Texas was close behind. The loss of Catfish Hunter has ap-
Lanier's health, and whether or
not Burleson can contain him. parently convinced many of The Daily's writers that the A's
If the Sonics don'tnletthe lack can be had, because in last year's consensus they were
of experience bother them they virtually a unanimous pick.
should give Detroit a good Following Texas should be Minnesota, California, Kansas
battle. The two teams split City and Chicago. The White Sox look to be in trouble without
their four games this season. Dick Allen in a division where everyone but the A's should be
The other first round matchup improved.-See Backfield in Motion for a second opinion.
will pit the Chicago Bulls -FFATS STROPS
against KC-Omaha in a four of d
seven series. The Bulls finished
three games ahead of the Kings Fans tab Miller
in the Midwest, but KC-Omaha NEW YORK-Golfer Johnny Miller has been voted the Out-
ield a 5-4 edge in games duiring
the regular season. standing Athlete of the Year in balloting by sports fans around
When the Bulls acquired Nate the nation.
Thurmond at the beginning of The voting was conducted by Gillette for a 90-minute
television special on NBC Tuesday night.
Fans also named their favorites in 11 sports. Besides Miller
This TW eek in men's golf, the winners were Jimmy Connors, men's tennis;
jj -Chris Evert, women's tennis; Sandra Haynie, women's golf; Ken
Stabler, pro football; John Havlicek, pro basketball; Lou Brock,
in Sports baseball; Bobby Orr, hockey; Muhammad Ali, other pro men's
sports; Olga Korbut, other women's sports.

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WEDNESDAY
LACROSSE: Ohio State at Mich-;r
igan, 8:00 at Tartan Turf Field.
THURSDAY West,ooe simmer
NBA PLAYOFFS: Buffalo at
washington, for other pairings see LOS ANGELES-Former Los Ang
Tuesday. Jerry West and owner Jack Kent Coo
CWOMEN'S TENNIS: Henry Ford dollar suits against each other.
3:00.West filed first, claiming breach
FRIDAY Lakers and Cooke's overall enterpri
BASEBALL: Michigan at Illinois, failed to live up to a five year one
2 games.
SATURDAY calling for $200,000 annually.
BASEBALL: Michigan at Purdue, California Snorts filed1 5suit in Sat

-AP

eles Lakers basketball star
ke have filed multi-million
of contract. He says the
ze, California Sports Inc.,
-million dollar agreement
nta Monica Superior Court
:tirement before the 1974-75
worst season since moving
-AP

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MEN'S TENNIS: Michigan at
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LACROSSE: Michigan at Ohio,
2:00.
NBA PLAYOFFS: Teams and
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Detroit Tigers at New York
Yankees, 1:00 on channel 2.
SUNDAY
MEN'S TENNIS: Michigan at Illi-
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LACROSSE: Madison at Michi-
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: De-
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NBA PLAYOFFS: Teams and
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NHL PLAYOFFS: Teams and
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