THE MICHIGoAN DAILY
Wednesday, May 12, 1 976
Cavs down Celtics, 83-78
Cleamons, Carr and
Campy repel Boston
before huge crowd
By The Associated Press
scored 18 points and reserve
guard Austin Carr pumped in
17 last night, leading the Cleve-
land Cavaliers to an 83-78 vic-
tory over the Boston Celtics in
their National Basketball Asso-
ciation's s e m if i n a I playoff
The Cavs triumph cut Bos-
ton's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-
A boisterous Coliseum crowd
of 21,564, tying the previous
NBA playoff single-game at-
tendance record, saw the Cav-
aliers pull away to a 70-62 lead
midway in the final quarter.
Boston, losing for only the
sixth time in 21 games ever at
Cleveland, was led by Jo Jo
White with 24 points.
The Celtics, who won the first
two games of the series in Bos-
ton, never led in the bruising
contest, although the losers did
poll into ties at 12-12, 16-16 and
The Celtics hit a cold spell
after the third tie, going more
than two minutes without a
point. The young Cavaliers
took advantage and forged an
eight-point lead with more
than seven minutes to play.
Boston, which wiped out a
nine-point Cleveland lead early
in the second half in Sunday's
game, pulled within 76-72 with
more than three minutes to go.
Campy Russell then connected
on a pair of free throws and
Cleamons sank a jump shot,
moving Cleveland's lead at 80-
72 with little over one minute to
DENVER OP)- - A 42-point
third-quarter rally, led by
Chuck Williams and David
Thompson, helped the Denver
Nuggets stay alive in the
American Basketball Associa-
tion championship series with
a 118-110 victory over the
New York Nets last night.
The triumph, before a
crowd of 18,881, cut the Nets
lead in the best - of - seven
series to 3-2. Game 6 is
scheduled for Thursday night
at Uniondale, N.Y.
The Nuggets, who fell be-
hind by 16 points in the sec-
ond quarter and appeared on
the brink of extinction, hit
on eight of their first 11 shots
in the third period, most of
them at the end of fast
NEW YORK FORWARD Julius Erving (number 32) and Denver Nuggets Gus Gerard battle for
possesison of the loose ball. The Nuggets now trail the Nets 3-2 (see story in box).
LEAD SERIES, 2-0
Canadins edge Flyers, 2-1
By The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Jacques Le-
maire scored a shorthanded
goal in the second period and
Guy Lafleur added a tally in
the third period last night,
leading the Montreal Canadiens
to a 2-1 triumph over the Phila-
delphia Flyers in the second
game of their Stanley Cup final
The victory gave Montreal a
2-0 lead over the two-time de-
fending champions as the series
moves to Philadelphia for
Game Three Thursday night.
At 15:19 of the second per-
iod, with teammate Guy La-
pointe in the penalty box for
holding, Lemaire stole the
puck from Flyers defense-
man Larry Goodenough in the
He broke in two-on-none with
linemate Jim Roberts a n d
never hesitated in skating down
the center and sending a low
15-foot wrist shot past the out-
stretched right leg of Phila-
delphia goalie Wayne Steph-
And at 2:41 of the third peri-
od, Lafleur stole the disc from
Philadelphia defenseman Tom
Bladon in the neutral zone and
sent a 30-footer past the right
artm of Stephenson, who was
screened by defenseman Joe
Montreal goalie Ken Dry-
den, helped by a hard-working
group of forechecking for-
wards and defensemen, was
working on a shutout until
Dave Schultz wristed a screen-
ed 20-footer past his stick to
bring the Flyers within a goal
with just 2:25 left.
Philadelphia pulled Stephen-
son in the closing minute of
play in an effort to tie the score,
but the Canadiens held off the
attack to record their 10th tri-
umph in 11 playoff games this
Montreal thus continued its
home domination over Philadel-
phia. The Flyers last won here
on Nov. 2, 1974, and now would
have to win at least once in the
Forum to retain the title for the
third consecutive season.
Tigers beat Yanks in9th;
Atlanta burns Mets, 8-7
Major League Standings
New York 15 7 68g -
Milwaukee 10 8 .555 3
Detroit 11 9 .550 3
Cleveland 11 12 .478 41.,
Baltimore 10 13 .434 5".
Boston 6 15 .286 81
Texas 15 7 .682 -
Kansas City 12 9 .571 3
Minnesota 11 11 .500 3'4
Oakland 13 13 .500 4
Chicago 8 11 .421 5V4
California 10 17 .370 27t
Detroit 4, NewS York 3
Baltimore 5. Milwaukee 2
Cleveland 4. Boston 3
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 3
Chicago at Texas, n.
California at Oakland, n.
Boston (Wise 1-2) at Cleveland
(Brown 2-1), 7:30 p.m.
Detroit (Bare 2-1) at New York
(May 2-0). 8 p.m.
Baltimore (Holtzman 2-2) at Mil-
waukee (Slaton 4-1), 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota (Decker 2-2) at Kansas
City (Busby 1-1), 8:30 p.m.
Texas (Singer 2-0) at California
(Kirkwood 0-2). 10:30 p.m.
Only games scheduled
Wt L Prt. GB
Philadelphia 1 6 2 .696 -
New York 18 11 .621 1
Pittsburgh 15 10 .600 2
St. Louis 12 16 .429 6V>
Chicago 12 16 .429 6t,
Montreal 9 16 .360 8
Cincinnati 16 10 .615 -
Los Angeles 17 11 .607 -
Houston 15 14 .517 2;
San Diego 13 14 .481 39
San Francisco 9 18 .333 7F,5
Atlanta 9 18 .333 295
Chicago 4, San Francisco 0
Philadelphia 9, San Diego 1
Atlanta 8. New York 7
Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 0
Los Angeles 4. St. Louis 0
Houston 5, Montreal 3
Los Angeles (Rhoden 2-0) at St.
Louis (Forsch 0-1), 1:30 p.m.
San Francisco (Barr 1-1) at Chi-
cago (R. Reuschel 1-3), 2:30 p.m.
San Diegn (Jones 5-2) at Philadel-
phia (Kaat 2-1), 2:35 p.m.
New York (Koosman 3-1) at At-
lanta (Messersmith 0-3), 7:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Rooker 3-1) at Cin-
cinnati (Gullett 2-1), 0:05 p.m.
Montreal (Fryman 3-2) at Houston
(Richard 5-1). 8:35 p.m.
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Gary Sutherland's two-run
single with two out in the ninth inning capped a
three-run rally that lifted the Detroit Tigers to
a 4-3 vicory over the New York Yankees last
Rusty Staub opened the ninth with a double
and came around on an infield out and a sacri-
fice fly by Aurelio Rodiguez.
PINCH-HITTER Dan Meyer and Tom Veryzer
singled and moved up on a wild pitch by Ed
Figueroa, 2-2, who had allowed only four hits
until the ninth. Sutherland then bounced his
game-winning hit up the middle.
The Yankees had broken a tie with two runs
in the bottom of the eighth.
JOUN HTLIER walked Roy White to start the
Yankeos eighth and Thurman Munson's pop fly
fell safely in left-center for a single.
Chris Chambliss. who drilled two hard line
dri'-es earlier in the game without a hit, slam-
med Hiller's first pitch to left-center, scoring
White andi antchine the longest consecutive game
game hitting streak by a Yankee since Tony Ku-
bek's 19-game streak in 1961. Munson scored
another run on Lou Piniella's suicide squeeze
Braves win one!
ATLANTA - Rowland Office's two-out single
in the ninth drove in Marty Perez with the win-
ning run as the Atlanta Braves snapped a 13-
game losing streak with an 8-7 victory over the
New York Mets last night.
Perez singled to open the ninth, was sacrificed
to second by Darrel Chaney and went to third
when Lee Lacy- fouled out to right field.
ELIAS SOSA, 2-2, got the victory for the
Braves and Bob Apodaca, 1-2, took the loss, only
New York's fourth defeat in its last 16 games.
The Mets, trailing 7-5 after six innings, tied
the score on a balk with the bases loaded and
a home run by spray-hitting shortstop Bud Har-
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies
scored six early runs and then Mike Schmidt
belted his 13th home run of the season, defeat-
ing the San Diego Padres 9-1 last night for their
ninth victory in 10 games.
Philadelphia scored two runs in the first inn-
lng on just one hit. Larry. Bowa singled with
one out, Mike Schmidt walked and the runners
moved up on a wild pitch.
AFTER GREG Luzinski flied out, Jay John-
stone hit a bouncer to first, but pitcher Dan Spill-
ner dropped the throw covering the base and
both nmners scored on the error.