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May 11, 1979 - Image 16

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Pagel6-Friday, May 11, 1979--'T6 Mlchiga'riD'aily
Seattle, Phoenix battle
for NBA finals slot

SEATTLE (AP)-Physically, the
Seattle Supersonics appear to be sound
for Game 5 of their National Basketball
Association Western Conference cham-
pionship series tonight against the
Phoenix Suns.
The key will be whether the Sonics
show up for the game at the Kingdome
mentally prepared to battle the Suns for
a full 48 minutes.
Lenny Wilkens, the Sonics coach,
says his club appeared to be hesitant in
Tuesday night's 100-91 loss to the Suns
in Phoenix.
That triumph was the Suns' second
straight over Seattle and knotted the
best-of-seven series at two games
Early in the fourth quarter, when
Phoenix broke open Tuesday's game
Sonics forward Lonnie Shelton con-
ceded, "We kind of went tight, we
weren't too relaxed and showing much
The word "poise" and a suggested
lack of such was a common phrase
filtering through the Seattle locker
room after the loss.
"We're disappointed we didn't win
one in Phoenix, but we're not dying.
We've won two games in a row in this
series, too," Seattle center Jack Sikma
Conf. Pct.
Michigan St. 8-3 .727
Wisconsin 10-4 .714
Iowa 10-4 .714
MICHIGAN 7-3 .700
Ohio State 6-3 .667
Minnesota 9-5 .642
Northwestern 5-9 .357
Purdue 4-10 .285
Illinois 2-12 .143
Indiana 0-8 .000

Phoenix will be without starting cen-
ter Alvan Adams, who remained at
home with a sprained ankle sustained
in the first quarter of Game 3. He is ex-
pected to be ready for Game 6 Sunday
in Phoenix. Rookie Joel Kramer has
done a creditable job filling in for
fleur's goal with 1:14 left in
regulation time yesterday cap-
ped a furious Montreal rally in
the third period, gave the
Canadiens a 4-4 tie with the
Boston Bruins and forced over-
time in the deciding seventh
game of their National Hockey
League semifinal.
The Bruins carried a 3-I lead
into the third period, but the
Canadiens tied it ongoals by
Mark Napier and Guy Lapointe.
Boston went ahead again 4-3,
when Rick Middleton scored
from short range, but Lafleur
blasted a 40-foot shot past Bruins
goalie Gillies Gilbert to force the
extra session.
The Canadiens went on to win,
54, in overtime.
National League
Chicago 7, Cincinnati 7 (suspended)
Montreal 3, San Francisco o
Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2
St. Louis 3, Houston i
American League
New York 8, Seattle i
cleveland s, Milwaukee i
California S5,lBoston 3

Montreal's Ken Dryden and Serge Savard look anywhere but in the net where rests
Boston's first goal, scored by the Bruins' Wayne Cashman in the seventh game of
their semifigal series.
Yanks bo-mb Seattle

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Unbeaten Tommy
John posted his seventh victory and
Reggie Jackson drove in a run for the
seventh consecutive game as the New
York Yankees beat the Seattle
Mariners 8-1 yesterday.
John, the Yankees' $1.75 million free
agent acquisition last winter, gave up a
run to Seattle in the first inning, then
handcuffed the Mariners the rest of the
game to become the first seven-game
winner in the major leagues. He scat-
tered seven hits, struck out three, didn't
walk a batter and was aided by three
double plays.
Jackson has driven in at least one run
in each game of the Yankees' current
homestand, in which New York has
compiled a 5-2 record. He singled in
Graig Nettles, who was safe on Seattle
left fielder Dan Meyer's three-base
error in the first and also had a single
and scored in the third inning.
Indians 8, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE - Ron Pruitt drove in
three runs, two on a double during a
five-run Cleveland eighth inning,
leading the Indians to an 8-1 victory
over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday
behind the combined seven-hit pitching
of Eric Wilkins and Don Hood.
Pruitt broke a 1-1 tie with a run-
scoring single in the fourth inning.
Cleveland had tied the score in the top
of the fourth on a one-out walk to Gary
Alexander and singles by Toby Harrah
and Wayne Cage.
The Indians made it 3-1 in the fifth
against Brewers starter Jim Slaton, 3-2,
on a single by Rick Manning, a two-
base error by Ben Oglivie and a
sacrifice flyby Alexander.

Orioles 3, Oakland 1
BALTIMORE - Dennis Martinez,
backed by Gary Roenicke's seventh
home run of the season, stopped
Oakland on three hits yesterday and the
Baltimore Orioles beat the A's 3-1.
Martinez, 4-2, struck out four and
walked two. Oakland's only hits off the
right-hander were a double in the third
inning by Jeff Newman, a triple in the
sixth by Mickey Klutts, who scored on
Miguel Dilone's grounder, and Larry
Murray's ninth-inning single.
Cubs 7, Reds 7
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs and
the Cincinnati Reds battled to a 7-7 tie
yesterday in a game that was suspen-
ded to enable the Cubs to catch a plane
for Houston.
The Cubs were unable to make plane
connections after 6:05 p.m. yesterday,
so the game was suspended at 4:30, at
the completion of the ninth inning. The
game will be resumed, starting with the
beginning of the 10th inning on July 23,
the next time the Reds are in Chicago.
Padres 3, Phillies 2
SAN DIEGO - Righthander Nino
Espinosa drove ina run and survived a
home run by 40-year-old Cy Young
Award winner Gaylord Perry as the
Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San
Diego Padres 3-2 yesterday.
It was the Phils' seventh consecutive
road victory, their longest road winning
streak in 10 years.
Espinosa, 5-1, permitted six hits
before giving way to Ron Reed in the
eighth as the Phils completed a four-
game sweep of the Padres and posted
their 19th victory in the last 23 games.

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