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DeBusschere sparks

Wednesday, May 9, 1973

Knickerbocker win

gain 3-1
lead in
.From Wire ServiceReports
Busschere scored a career
playoff high of 33 points,
including seven in the final
minute, to enable the New
York Knickerbockers to hold
on and defeat the Los An-
geles Lakers, 103-98 and
seize a 3-1 lead in their NBA
final championship play-
offs. *
The Knicks, who led for all but
the first moments of the game,
saw an eleven point half-time
lead and 21 point second quarter
advantage whittled t6 94-92 with
1:10 to play on a driving lay-up
by Jerry West.
M i c h i g a n sports vacation
roind-up can be found on page
Pill Bradley's shot was off the
mark and DeBusschere, who also
led the Knicks with'15 rebounds,
wstmuscled 7-2 Wilt Chamberlain
for the carom, put the ball into
the bucket and drew a foul on
the towering Laker center. After
Laker Bill Bridges scored under-
neath, Earl Monroe upped the
lead to fire points with two free
throws. Jerry West, who sat ot
most of the third quarter be-
cause of hamstring problems in
both legs, sliced the New York
margin to. 99-96 with thirty sec-
onds to play.
The defending NBA champs
pressed on the ensuing in-bounds
play and West tied ttp Monroe,
causing a jump ball. The Lakers
controled the tip but Chamber-
lain's shot from inside the lane
was off and DeBusschere grab-
bed the rebound. The 6-7 Knick
forward completed the Knick
scoring with pairs of free throws
before and after a Chamberlain
The Knicks played nearly per-
feet basketball for most of the
first half, led by DeBusschere's
22 first half points. New York led
29-16 at the quarter and increased
that bulge to 47-26 with 4:35 left
to go in the second period.

FRANK MAHOVLICH (27) wheels past a fallen Pit Martin (7) in ye sterday's wild and woolly National Hockey League Stanley Cup Play-
off. Martin's Black Hawks survived a stay in Montreal and skated off with a 8-7 win. By triumphing in hostile Montreal, the Hawks
send the game back to Chicago tomorrow night.

Sports of. The DailyM a Hawks

Speaking of sports ...
Welcome to the wonderful world of Sports of The Daily, the
column that will span the globe in an effort to report and
comment upon the highlights and sidelights of the panorama of
Baseball notes
The St. Louis Cardinals, the losingest team in the majors,
dealt hurler Al Santorini (ERA: 5.63) to Kansas City for chucker
Tom Murphy ... The Houston Astros, 14-3 under interim manager
Preston Gomez, announced that Leo Durocher would be at the
helm Friday against the Reds. The Astros were 6-8 when The Lip
fell silent . . . Hank Aaron, baseball's number one attraction,
has been subject to abusive and racist treatment by some right
field bleacher bums in Atlanta. Aaron feels -that many don't
want a black to top Ruth's record . . . And even though he has
a lifetime average of less than .280, Pat Kelly continues to lead
the American League with an astounding .486 (he has come to
bat only 47 times however) - . And veteran Dick Selma,
Philadelphia relief pitcher, has been placed on waivers.
St. Louis showdown
LOS ANGELES-All those college cage fans who decried the
absence of North Carolina State from the NCAA finals will have
a chance to see THE. showdown in St. Louis when the UCLA
Bruins and the Wolfpack. play the first half of a college double-
header. Mark December 15 down on your calendar.
Ann Arbor bound
All-State 'guard Bob Malaby (25 points and 11 assists per
game) of Southfield Lathrup has signed a national letter of
intent to enroll at Michigan next fall. Coach John Orr claimed,
". . . Bob is one of the finest ball handlers we have seen all
year." A ball handler was conspicuously absent from the 1972-3
Wolverine cagers. .
On tab...
Tennis and baseball were rained -out yesterday . . . but
the valiant Michigan netmen will try again today at East
Lansing against the sweathogs at Moo U . . . baseballers
have two double dips on the schedule Friday at Ohio State
and Saturday at Indiana . . . The Bengals will square off
against the slugging K.C. Royals tonight on station WJR.


Montreal, 8-7,

MONTREAL (P) - Shifty Stan
Mikita scored two goals and
assisted on two others last night,
leading the Chicago Black Hawks
to a wild 8-7 victory over Mon-
treal in the fifth game of their
National Hockey League Stanley
Cup championship series.
Mikita, playing despite a badly
gashed middle finger on his right
hand suffered in the opening
game, twice tipped in long shots
by defenseman Pat Stapleton
past Montreal goalie Ken Dryden.
And twice, the helmetted Black
Hawk centerman set up key
goals for Chicago, _struggling to
stave off elimination.
The two teams combined for a
record eight goals in the middle
period-five of them by Chicago.
Like two heavyweight boxers
s t a n d i n g toe-to-toe they ex-
changed goals - first one team
and then the other scoring.
Finally, the Black Hawks broke
the pattern in the final 81/ min-
utes of the period, scoring three
times, Mikita assisting twice,
and Jim Pappin notching two of
the goals,
Claude Larose also had a pair
of goals for the Canadiens and
both goalies - Dryden in Mon-
treal's end and Tony Esposito in
Chicago's net-looked like boxers
staggering on the ropes when the
barrage ended,
Montreal's Mahovlich brothers,
first Frank and then Pete, had
the Canadiens' first period goals.
In between, Dennis Hull and
Mikita connected for the Black

Hawks so the score after 20 min-
utes was 2-2. Then the fireworks
really began.
Larose scored frots the right
side of the ice in the opening
minute of the middle period and
after rookie Dave Kryskow tied
it fo ithe Hawks again, Larose
hit from the left side.

Summer Daily
Major League Standings
American League National League
East East
W L Pet. Ga W L Pet. GO
Baltimore -1 13 4805'- Pittsburgh 1 9 57 G-
Detroit t12 14 .400 . Chicago 14 13 .519 1
Milwaukee 11 13.458. 14 New York 13 14 '%4812
Cleveland - 12t1tI,448 15 Monteeal 12 131.480 2
New York' 11 14 .430 1 Philadelphia 11 14 .430 3
Boston 10 14 .417 114 St. Louis 5 19 .20 81
West West
Chicago 16 6 .726 -- San Francisco 22 9 .710 -
Kansas City 17 10 .636 1Y Houston 21 10 .678 1
California 13 10 .565 3% Cincinnati 17 11 .629 3x.
Minnesota - 11 11 .500 . Los Angeles iS 14 .t17 6
Oakland 13 14 .481 51 San Diego '1 11 It .37910
Texas 9 13 .40 7 Atlanta 10 17 .370 10
Yesterday's Results Yesterday's Results
_Kansas City 7, Detroit 2 Atlanta 10, New York 0
Cleveland 2, California 0 Montreal 4, Houston 3
Texas 5, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 1
Chicago 1, Bloston 0 St. Louis at San Francisco, inc_
New York 14, Minnesota 4 Pitsbrgh at Los Angeles, inc
Oakland at Baltimore, post. Chicago at San Diego, inc.

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