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Philadelphia staying alive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Julius Er- fastbreak and a tough defense to stop three minutes of the game before second period, but five points wasa
ving and Doug Collins scored 24 points the Bullets before a sellout crowd of George McGinnis sank a free throw. close as they could get the rest of th
ach and Caldwell Jones shut off Elvin 18,276. The Bullets didn't get their first field game. The 76ers led at the half, 52-41.
Hayes as the Philadelphia 76ers The 7-foot-1 Jones held Hayes, who goal until Dandridge hit a hook shot In the third period, Philly boosted th
mashed the Washington Bullets 107-94 had averaged 26.3 through the first four with 8:47 left in the period. margin on a slam dunk by Erving tha
ast night. games, to just 12 points. In addition, But Philadelphia, led by McGinnis made it 66-51 with 6:04 left. Washingto
The Philadelphia victory sent the Erving put the lid on Washington's for- and Collins, built the lead to an 11-point managed to get within 10, but the Sixei
eries back to Washington for a fifth ward Bob Dandridge, who had scored margin at the end of the quarter, 23-12. outscored them 12-2 to take a 20-poii
game Friday night with the Bullets at a 24.3 clip in the first four games. The 76ers scored the first three baskets lead at 82-62 after three periods.
eading the best-of-seven series, 3-2. Dandridge got only 12 points Wed- of the second period to boost their Philadelphia led the Bullets in ti
The 76ers took an early lead and nesday night. margin to 17 points to pull to within 31- final period by as much as 24 points.
never trailed as they used a devastating The 76ers didn't score for the first 22. Larry Wright, the 6-foot-g
The Bullets outscored Philadelphia the Bullets with 11.
-r- 1 - m 20- in the first 611 minutes of the
Reds blank 'Tigers
n exhibition game
By CUB SCHWARTZ
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-The Detroit bats were
silenced for the first time this season
last night as the Cincinnati Reds
blanked the Bengals 3-0 in an exhibition
game benefiting sandlot baseball.
A crowd of 32,232 witnessed two Reds
pitchers whitewash the Tigers on only
four hits. And although the Reds collec-
ted only seven hits, they all came in the
CEASAR GERONIMO homered off
starter Fernando Arroyo in the first in-
ning to give the Reds the lead. The right
hander, reactivated last week from
knee surgery, was the losing pitcher.
Arroyo gave up another run in the
fourth on a double by Don Warneranda
rbi single from Pete Rose. The Reds'
final tally came off Steve Viefhaus, a
young right hander brought up from
Montgomery for the game.
Both clubs substituted freely in the
affair, with 33 players seeing action.
Along with Arroyo and Viefhaus,
manager Ralph Houk inserted Gary
Grafton in the ninth inning, a right hand
reliever from Evansville.
THE REDS started with Doug
Capilla, who was credited with the win.
The left hander scattered four hits over
seven innings but ironically again today
finds himself a minor leaguer.
But the real winners last night were
the kids participating in sandlot
baseball programs. Although the final
tallies are not in, it is estimated that
over $125,000 was raised to be
distributed to baseball organizations in
105 cities over Michigan, Ohio and On-
This was the second game of the
home-and-home series with the Reds
that began in 1974.
EARLIER THIS year, the Tigers
rallied in the late innings to defeat Cin-
cinnati 5-3 before a crowd in excess of
The Tigers return to American
League action tonight against Califor-
nia. Nolan Ryan will be on the mound
for the Angels, Jack Billingham for
Detroit. Game time is 8:00.
East W L PctGB
Detroit-.................I7 7 .708 -
Boston..................19 11 .633 1
New York.......-........ 16 10 .615 2
Milwaukee..-............12 14 .462 6
Cleveland....... . .. ... . .. 12 14 .462 6
Baltimore.............. 11 15 .450 7
Toronto.................10 18 .357 9
Oakland................19 9 .678 -
California ............... 18 9 .667 12
Kansas City.-............15 12 .556311
Texas... ............ 12 12 .500 5
Seattle .................. 11 22 .333 il1
Minnesota .............. 10 20 .333 10
Chicago ................. 7 16 .304 91
Cleveland 6,Seattle 1
Boston (Lee, 4-0> at Baltimore (1). Martinez.,
California (Ryan. 2-1> at Detroit <Billingham,
Miinnesota (Erickson. 2-2) at Chicago (Stone,,
OnIy games scheduled
East W L Pct.GB
Philadelphia............15 9 .577 -
Montreal ............... 15 12 .55511/
Chicago.................1 13 3.500 3
Pittsburgh..............1 13 .500 3
St. Louis................ 12 15 .444 412
New York...............13 18 .418512
Los Angeles.............17 10 .630 -
Cincinnati-..............17 12 .586 1
San Francisco -..........15 12 .556 2
Houston -............. 11 16 .407 6
Altanta ................. 11 16 .407 6
San Diego...............10 16 .385 612
Philadelphia 3, Houston 1
Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 1
Chicago (Bris, 2-2)21t2SanDitego )(erry. 2-1).
Pitts.burgh (Candelar-ia, 24) at San Fr-ancisc~o
New York (Zachry.,3-1) at Montreal1(Twitchel1.
_ Cincinnati (Seaver. 1-3) at Philadelphia (Carl-
tn, 3-3). n.
t5. Louis (Rasmussen, 2-: at Los Angeles (Rau.
1-0 PORT LAND WIN
Timbers down slowing
By ERNIE DUNBAR
Special to The Daily
PONTIAC - The inability to score
goals haunted Detroit once again last
night at the Silverdome, as the Express
dropped their second straight North
American Soccer league game, losing
to the Portland Timbers 1-0 before a
crowd of 6,729.
The loss marked the second straight
game the Express has failed to put the
ball in the opponents' net. Coming off a
2-0 defeat at the hands of the New York
Cosmos on Sunday, the American Con-
ference leading Express were hoping to
rebound here last night and pick up ad-
ditional ground against the idle Houston
Hurricane in the Central Division race
But with the loss, the Express fell to
4-3 on the year while Portland tem-
porarily moved into first place in the
Western Division, upping their record
With the clock running down in the
second half and the game still
scoreless, both teams seemed content
to wait for the overtime period to test
their luck at scoring.
However, with only 2:38 left in the
game, Portland defenseman Pat
Howard scored on a corner kick to sew
the game up for the Timbers, giving
them their first road victory in four
"David (striker Steve) should never
have been marking a big defenseman
like Howard," said Express coach Ken
Furphy of the goal. "If there's anything
David isn't, it's a physical player.
Someone should have got back, but by
the time David moved off him it was too
According to the officials, the ball
was deflected off the Express' own
defenseman Ian-Davies, but since the
ball was traveling toward the net, the
goal was credited to Howard.
The goal was an ironic contrast to the
rest of the game, as the Express had
carried the play throughout, out-
shooting Portland 26-11.
NBA Kings name
KANSAS CITY Mo. (AP) - Boldly now. I didn't take the job to rebuild. I'm
predicting instant success, Cotton Fit- tired of rebuilding. This team will win
zsimmons is returning to the midlands next year."
as head coach of the Kansas City Kings. General Manager Joe Axelson and
The 47-year-old Bowling Green, Mo., majority owner Paul Rosenberg
native said the Kings, who sagged to 31- preceded their new coach to the posium
51 this past season, already have the and sounded the same theme.
personnel to win in the NBA. "Very frankly, we're tired of losing,"
"I think what the Kings need more said Rosenberg. "We think we can
than anything is confidence," he said at bring this town a winner."
an introductory news conference Axelson said he interviewed at least
yesterday. seven applicants for the job made
"We want to win and we want to win vacant by the January firing of Phil
Express goalie Steve Hardwick made
only two saves the entire game, none in
the first half.
Detroit missed many excellent
scoring opportunities, causing Furphy
to remark, "We were missing so many
chances, you could feel what was going
to happen. It happens this way so many
"We were using so much energy on
offense and coming up empty. It's like a
sponge - we were draining energy and
they were just soaking and waiting."
Scottish striker Alan Brazil made his
debut for the Express, adding some ad-
ditional offensive strength to the lineup.
"I was pleased with the play of
Brazil," said Furphy. "He showed a lot
of skills for his first game with us, and
the front line of Brazil, Steve Earle, and
David really created chances."
David, who entered the game in the
second half, replaced defenseman Ed-
die Colquhoun, who was forced to sit out
the second half after aggravating a
knee injury sustained in practice
Colquhoun and Sam Oates combined
to stop the Timbers' biggest threat,6-2,
190 Clyde Best, leaving it for Howard to
make his first goal of the season a game