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June 15, 1978 - Image 14

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Page 14-Thursday, June 15, 1978-The Michigan Daily
WALTON, LAFLEUR LEADING VOTE-GETTERS
NBA, NHL select All-Star teams

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By The Associated Press
CORONADO, Calif. - Guard David
Thompson of the Denver Nuggest was
the only repeater on the National
Basketball Association's 1977-78 All-
Star team, announced Tuesday prior to
the league's annual summer meetings.
Thompson, who made the squad last
year as a forward, was joined on the
first team by guard George Gervin of
San Antonio, center Bill Walton of Por-
tland and forwards Truck Robinson of
New Orleans and Julius Erving of
Philadelphia.
The second team consisted of rookie

Walter Davis of Phoenix and Maurice
Lucas of Portland at forward, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar of Los Angeles at center
and Paul Westphal of Phoenix and Pete
Maravich of New Orleans at guard.
Walton was the leading vote-getter in
the balloting among three writers from
each league city with 121 points, far out-
distancing Abdul-Jabbar, who got 42.
Points were tabulated on the basis of
two for each first-place vote and one for
a second-place mention.
Walton was the league's Most
Valuable Player this year while Abdul-
Jabbar won that honor last season.

MONTREAL - Guy Lafleur of the
Stanley Cup champion Montreal
Canadiens was the leading vote-getter,
but the New York Islanders had the
most players named yesterday as first-
team all-stars in the National Hockey
League for the 1977-78 season.
The Islanders placed three players,
the Canadiens two anil the Boston
Bruins one on the first team. The
Canadiens had two on the second team
along with one each from the Buffalo
Sabres and the Islanders and two from
the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The four selections on the two teams
from the Islanders equals their

previous total in their first five seasons
in the NHL. Defenseman Denis Potvin,
center Bryan Trottier and left wing
Clarke Gillies were selected to the first
team, while rookie right wing Mike
Bossy was chosen to the second squad.
Completing the first team were
goaltender Ken Dryden of Montreal,
Boston defenseman Brad Park and Guy
Lafleur.
Joining Bossy on the second team
were defensemen Larry Robinson of
Montreal and Borje Salming of Toron-
to, Buffalo goaltender Don Edwards,
Toronto center Darryl Spittler and left
winger Steve Shutt of the Canadiens.

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