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dnesdlay, May 25, 1977 I ~Ilt,-l~IIU~L
Can 'BlasTHE MICHiGAN DAILY Sagee
Cntop'Blazers sto xr'stars.?

I

ay The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -
was not Jack rtamaly's fav-
-ite picture, certainly no
(1ne With the Wind."
The coach of the Portland
rail Blazers had just gone
er the game films of Sun-
sys 107-101 loss to Phila-
'iha in the opener of NBA
ampisnship playoffs, and his
view was something less than
rave.
"IT'S HARD to win a game
here you make 34 turnovers-
ir average is shout 17,' said
ruins
.dvance
i tennis
Bty The Associated Press
TiFNS, Ga. - Top-seeded
.Ia edged Texas 5-4 yester-
ay to in three other teams
dmancig to the semifinals of
e NCA \\team tennis cham-
aihip it the University of
rorgit.
tI ohr rain-plagued quarter-
tat : Stanford defeated
it t -1, SMU trounced
tim id Trinity squeaked
t California 5-4.

Ramsay. "We gave them fast
break opportunities. We didn't
run our offense effectively. We
didn't pass the ball crisply. We
didn't come to meet the ball
with authority. We didn't have
steals from our guards in the
backcourt."
On and on, Ramsey ticked off
the things the Blazers did
wrong before finally stumbling
onto a silver lining, of sorts.
"The fact that we can play as
ineffectively as we did and still
be in the game at the end
should show something," he
suggested.
INDEED, THE only Portland
player who really played up to
par in the opener of the best-of-
seven series was Bill Walton,
who had 28 points and 20
rebounds.
Power forward Maurice Luc-
as fouled out and was never a
dominating force; Bob Gross
fouled out chasing after Jul-

ius Erving, and starting guards
Lionel Hollins and Johnny Davis
combined for just 13 points.
"Our game is not predicated
on one man playing well," said
Ramsay after running the
Blazers through a practice ses-
sion Tuesday. "All five have
to play well."
RAMSAY SAID if the Blazers
are to even the serieshy win-
ning Game Two Thursday
night, they'll have to contain
the Sixers' big guns - Julius
Erving, Doug Collins and
George McGinnis.
He included McGinnis in that
group even though the muscu-
lar forward has been in the
throes of a dismal slump dur-
ing the playoffs, contributing
just eight points - on 3-for12
shooting - and two rebounds
Sunday.
"We can't afford to give Er-
ving 33 or Collins 30 or Mc-
Ginnis 30," said Ramsay. "If

that happens, we can't win. We
have to hold those three to 60
points among them. If we give
them 90, there's no way we can
win."
WHAT ABOUT the strategic
wrinkle put in by Philadelphia
Coach Gene Shue of having
center Caldwell Jones bring the
ball upcourt? That seemed to
neutralize the defensive pres-
sure in the backcourt which
was so much a factor in the
Blazers' semifinal sweep of Los
Angeles.
But Ramsay disagreed.
"The fact that they bring up
the ball with somebody other
than their guards really doesn't
affect how we're going to play
defense," he said. "Our defense
is predicated on stopping their
running game and making
them play halficourt offense. If
they're going to bring the ball
up with a big player, that's not
a factor, because it means

they're going to have to start
their offense even higher."
Both clubs resumed workouts
Tuesday after a day's rest and
will practice again today. The
Sixers' practice will be closed,
as were the two sessions last
week when Shue put in the
Jones maneuver.
LLOYD FREE, the Sixers'
explosive third guard who miss-
ed the series opener because-
of "a cracked rib and partially
collapsed lung, was expected to
work out with the Sixers today.
He has been practicing on his
own in the neighborhood where
he grew up, the Brownsville
section of Brooklyn, N. Y., and
the word is he is making prog-
ress but is short on stamina.
Shue said he would like to be
able to give Free spot duty
Thursday night. "We're not go-
ing to rush him, but If the doc-
tor gives the okay, I'll use him
some," he said.

in a a8Xv frfr aW"Y...

tilh _eded SMU and No.
triiy will begin today's
emilial matches at 9 a.m.
ICIA and third-seeded Stan-
ford sill meet at t p.m.
the .i11tmpionship match will
e plc.ed ttomorrow.
ieierat matches were halted
eau o if rain, while others
iere mioved inside the Georgia
iiseum for completion.
Baseball's
Leaders
Based on 90 at Bats.
lnot lncil dingyesterday's games)
AMERICAN LEAGUE
G AB R H Pet.
ailor 1Tor 29 106 21 40 .377
'Ael "in 39 158 27 58 .367
taig o n Tex 30 118 11 41 .347
1ir leso 0Bsn 35 148 20 50 .338
aKelly Ba S 27 92 13 31 .337
Woos Tor 34 123 17 41 .333
halk Cal 36 126 12 42 .333
6n'son NY 37 148 27 49 .331
inorto a 30 106 16 35 .330
inlelos Bat 27 94 15 31 .330
Home Run~s
Zisk, Chicago, 12; Gross, Oakland,
l; 11f1e, Minnesota, 10; williams,
Okland, 10; Evans, Boston, 9; G.
'rolt, Onstan, 9.
Runs Batted In
tudi, California, 38; Hisle, Minne-
ota, ; Zisk, Chicago, 32;V elez,
soronto, 31; Munson, New York, 28.
Pitching t5 eision)
Tanana, California, 7-1, .875; Gar-
in, Toronto, 6-I, .857 ;. Aleander,
'115, 6-1, .857; Knapp, Chniato,
1, .833; Ouegnmeier, Mnnota, 5-1,
e3; Ioena, Detrot, 4-1, .800
'a5, Minnesota, 6-2, .750; Torrez,
CA York, 5-2, .714.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Gh AB R H Pet.
t 36 130 23 49 .37
urker Pgh 37 155 28 as, .374
Johnson Iltn 32 91 18 33 .363
la5hws Atll zs 105 23 37 .352"
SimonsStL 36 127 24 44 .346
ranpoat NY 33 102 13 34 .333
Sith LA 37 131 34 43 .328
tentine Mut 33215 19 44 .326
'ittey Cin 38 154 30 50 .325
11fl1 5 4SDH43 180 35 58 .322
Some Runs
Cey, Los Angeles, 13; Smith, Los
Sngetes, 11; Iurroughs, Atlanta, 10;
. Jnhnso, Houston, 10; Kngman,
S York, 8; Parker, Pittsburgh, 8;
ned,San aiego,.
Eons Salted In
, Los Angeles, 42; Winfield,
os Angeles, 30. '
caPitching5 Decision) 1.000.
unn, St. Louis, 6-0, 1.000; Ran,
10 ,Angeles, 5-0, 1.000; R. Forseh,
SLuis, 6-1, .857; Rhode. Los An-
6-1, .857; D. Sutton, Los An-
es, 6-1, .857; Iooton, Los Angeles,
7 .80; R. Reusehel, Chicago, ,6-2,

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