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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
W6dnesdoy, May 14, 1975
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
ABA finals start:
By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE - Artis Gilmore scored
26 points and Kentucky turned back a
fourth-quarter Indiana rally, beating the
Pacers 120-94 in the first game of their
,,u ABA championship series, last evening.
Indiana cut the margin to five points,
89-84, on George McGinnis' turnaround
jumper with 8:14 to go. But the Colonels,
with Dan Issel and Louis Dampier hit-
ting from the outside, gradually pulled
McGinnis wound up with 35 points,
most of them in the second half.
The teams meet in Louisville again
Thursday night in the best-of-seven
Dampier added 22 points and Issel had
18 for the Colonels. Kevin Joyce had 20
OAKLAND-The Chicago Bulls have
conquered their playoff road jinx twice
this year, but unless they do it again
tonight the Golden State Warriors will be
champions of the NBA's Western Con-
"We made certain adjustments in Chi-
cago," Rick Barry, Golden State's high-
scoring forward said. "I'm sure the
Bulls will be making adjustments now
because of what we did. I hope they're
not as successful."
CHICAGO won here last Thursday to
take a 3-2 lead over the Warriors, and
Bulls guard Jerry Sloan said, "That was
a big one; we've taken the home court
advantage away from them."
But the Warriors have it again, and
the Bulls' all-time road playoff record
is 3-26. Chicago wrapped up its semi-
final series with Kansas City-Omaha,
however, by winning 101-89 on the Kings'
The Warriors' strategy in game six at
Chicago Sunday included putting early
defensive pressure on guards Sloan and
Norm Van Lier. And Coach Al Attles
made extensive use of reserve forward delayed financial arrangement. The
Bill Bridges, who played 28 minutes, plan allowed him to defer making any
grabbed 11 rebounds and helped hold payments until next football season.
the Bulls' Chet Walker to 12 points. He lost the $259 down payment plus
** * license and title c h a r g e s when he
Baggett to lose car? brought the car back, the Journal said.
EAST LANSING-Star Michigan State
University quarterback Charlie Baggett Steelers sign Brown
has been ordered to return a $5,90 new PITTSBURGH --The Pittsburgh Steel
car he got under an unusual loan ar- ers said yesterday they have signed their
rangement, the Lansing State Journal number one draft pick, safety Dave
was to report in yesterday's editions. Brown of Michigan.
The Journal quotes MSU President "I'm coming here with the idea that
Clifton Wharton as saying Baggett was I'm good enough to play. Let's see what
ordered to bring the car back to a Ma- happens when we go to camp," said the
son, Mich., dealership after school offi- 6-1, 190-pound Brown, a three-year start-
cials looked into the loan arrangement. er at Michigan and team captain his
WHARTON called the loan "a possible senior season.
violation of NCAA regulations," in a let- COACH Chuck Noll said Brown would
ter to Warren Brown, assistant director be tried initially at cornerback, where
of the National Collegiate Athletic Asso- he will have to oust either J. T. Thomas
ciation. The State Journal said it obtained or Mel Blount to win a starting job.
a copy of the letter. Brown will join other Steeler draft
Baggett, a senior next fall, bought the picks and free agents at a rookie camp
1975 Buick for $5,898 in April under a May 23.
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - Gary
Dornhoefer scored in the
first 19 seconds and swift-
skating Rick MacLeish add- h
ed two more opening-period
goals as the Philadelphia
Flyers smashed the miracle
d r e a m s of the incredible
New York Islanders 4-1 last
night to advance to the fi-
nal round of the National
Hockey League Stanley Cup
championship playoffs. t
MacLeish completed a t
three-goal hat trick with a
shot into an open net at
18:52 of the final period.
The defending champion Fly- t
ers, humiliated by three straight
losses to the upstart Islanders
N.Y.'S DREAM SHATTERED, 4-1
burst Islander bubble!
after zipping to a 3-0 lead in
the best-of-seven series, com-
pletely dominated this deciding
game. They outshot New York
25-15 and just missed scoring at
east three more times on shots
that hit the goal post.
The Flyers open the best-of-
seven game championship series
here tomorrow against the Buf-
falo Sabres, who reached the
finals with a six-game semi-
final triumph over the Montreal
POPULAR vocalist Kate
Smith, the good-luck charm of
the Flyers, appeared in person
o sing "God Bless America"
before the game.
Over the past three years, the
Flyers posted a record of 43-3-1
whenever Miss Smith's rendi-
tion of God Bless America was
played in place of the National
oberts still hitting
The Islanders apparently
were prepared for the Flyers'
psychological m o v e, more
than for the game becaust
captain Ed Westfall skated
over, planted a big kiss on
Miss Smith's cheek and hand-
ed her a bouquet of flowers.
Each Islander player skated
by and shook her hand.
The Flyers scored almost be-
fore the last strains of Kate
Smith's voice had died away in
the hot Spectrum.
Jim Watson fought with the
Islanders' Ed Westfalt for the
puck along the boards. The
disc kicked out to Dornhoefer,
who skated down the right side
and beat Islanders' goalie Glenn
Resch with a 35-foot slap shot
into the far corner of the net.
Less than three minutes
later, the fired -up Flyers
turned on the red light again
as 17,077 hockey fanatics al-
most brought the roof down
with their cheering.
Philadelphia broke an 0-18
power play famine in boosting
the lead to 2-0 at 2:27.
Rick MacLeish won a faceoff
in the Islanders' zone from
Lorne Henning, dropping the
puck to Bill Barber at the left
point. Barber shot and the disc
deflected into the net off the
stick of MacLeish. s%
The Islanders, a team used
to adversity, didn't fold before
the aroused Flyers' offense
and the screaming of the hos-
tile crowd. Coach Al Arbour's
skaters slashed the lead to
2-1 with a power-play goal of
their own at 5:02.
Jude Drouin scored off Phila-
delphia goalie Bernie Parent's
right leg with a 45-footer frost
the right point. Westfall beat
Bobby Clarke on a faceoff, pass-
ing to Denis Potvin, who moved
the disc to Drouin.
The Michigan Daily
LaGrow shelled as Tigers lose
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - The Kansas City
Royals jumped on Lerrin La- ajor League Standings
Grow for five runs in the sec-
ond inning, one on an off-the- AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
roof homer by Tony Solaita, and East East
survived a four-run rally in the w L Pet. G W L Pet. GB
ninth inning to beat the Detroit Milwaukee 16 11 .593 - Chicago 19 9 .679 -
Boston 14 11 .560 1 Pittsburgh 14 12 .538 4
Tigers 8-7 last night. Detroit 13 13 .500 2! Philadelphia 14 14 .540 5
Bob Stinson doubled in two Baltimore 13 15 .464 3y New York 12 14 .462 6
Cleveland 12 15 .444 4 St. Louis 12 16 .429 7
runs in the second inning, Vads New York 11 17 .393 51/ Montreal 11 15 .423 7
Pinson hit a sacrifice fly and west West
George Brett singled a run Los Angeles 23 11 .676 --
Gere Betsnld arn Oakland i5 12 .000 -- Cincinnati 10 15 .145 41.2
across. Stinson also doubled in Texas 18 12 .600 -- Atlanta 1 17 .514 55/
a run in the third off Dave Le- Kansas City 16 16 .500 3 San Diego 15 17 .469 7
manszyk. California 15 16 .484 3if San Francisco 14 17 .452 7rr
Minnesota 12 14 .462 4 Houston 11 24 .314 12.
Chicago 12 18 .400 6 Yesterday's Games
DOUG Bird renlaced Kansas Yesterday's Games Chicago 2, Houston 1
City starter Al Fitzmorris, 4-2, Baltimore 3, Chicago 2 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati o
after the first two Detroit bat- Kansas City 8, Detroit 7 Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 0
tern in the ninth singled. Leon Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Atlanta 9, Montreal 4
Texas 5, Milwaukee o, 41 San Francisco at New York,
Roberts doubled one run across ,innings, cated, rain postponed, rain
and pinch hitter Dan Meyer New York at California, inc. Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 0
socked a three-run homer to .Boston at Oakland, ine. Today's Games
make it close. Today's Games Los Angeles (Rau 5-1) at St.
Lotis (Curtis 1-1).
Fitzmorris was working on a Kansas City (Brles 3-1) at Detroit Houston (Griffin 0-5) at Chicago
two-hitter until the seventh in- (Coleman 2-4), 0 p.m. (Burris 4-1)
Chicago (Wood 2-6) at Baltimore Cincinnati (Darcy 1-1) at Phila-
ning when Nate Colbert Un- (Torrez 4-1), night delphia (Carlton 1-4), night
loaded a two-run homer after Cleveland (G. Perry 4-4) at Min- San Diego (Jones 2-3) at Pitts-
nesota (Hughes 2-1), night burgh (Ellis 2-2), night
Willie Horton singled. It was Milwaukee (sprague 1-0) at Texas Atlanta (Harrison 2-1) at Mon-
Colbert's first home run since (Wright 0-2), night treat (Fryman 3-0), night
New York (Hunter 3-4) at Califor- San Francisco (Montefusco 2-2) at
April 12. nia (Hassler 3-3), night New York (Tate 1-2), night
Kate Smith sings-bless the Flyers!