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Page 8-Wednesday, December 1, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Pistons shock Celtics,

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)- Isiah
Thomas scored 29 points last night as
the Detroit Pistons ended the Boston
Celtics' eight-game winning streak with
al 123-116 National Basketball
Association victory.
:Thomas sank five long jump shotsfor
10 fourth-quarter points as the Pistons
broke a halftime tie, went up by 12 in
the third period and fought off a late
rally for the victory.
Vinnie Johnson added 21 points and
John Long had 20 for Detroit, which is
11-6 this season. Robert Parish and
Larry Bird each scored 29 points for
Boston, which is now 13-3. The Celtics'
last loss was on Nov. 10 to the
Milwaukee Bucks.
The teams were tied at 65 at inter-
mission before Detroit pulled away on
the strength of Long's shooting-he
scored 11 points in the third quarter.

Boston came within three points, 119-
116, with 19 seconds to play but free
throws by Bill Lambeer and Johnson
clinched it. The game drew 11,762 fans
to the Hartford Civic Center.
Bucks 88, Caraliers 78
Bridgeman scored 17 of his 20 points in
the second half and Sidney Moncrief
added 17, leading the slow-starting
Milwaukee Bucks to a 88-78 National
Basketball Association victory over
Cleveland last night.
The Cavaliers, who have lost their
last 18 games with Milwaukee, were led
by Scott Wedman with 16.
The Cavaliers three times led by one
point midway through the final quarter
before a hook shot by Bob Lanier put

the Bucks ahead to stay 75-7
to play. The Bucks led 80-76c
by Bridgeman with 2:24 left
lost the ball on a 24-second vi(
However, Cliff Robinson
the Cavaliers' next posse,
Charlie Criss scored a layui
from Moncrief to give theB
76 spread with 1:25 left.
Hawks 111, 76ers c
scored 27 points, Dominiqu
added 26 and Dan Roundfiel
Atlanta Hawks defea
Philadelphia 76ers 111-97 la
National Basketball Associat
The Hawks scored 44 poi
fourth quarter, using the

4 with 4:02 time and again to blow past the 76ers,
on a basket who suffered only their third loss of the
t, but then year in 16 games. The Hawks evened
olation. their season mark at 7-7.
missed on
ssion, and The game was tied 67-67 after three
p on a feed quarters, with neither team shooting
ucks an 82- well in the third period. In that quarter,
Philadelphia outscored Atlanta 18-16,
but hit only 28 percent from the floor.
The Hawks hit only 30 percent of their
47 shots.
e Johnson
ue Wilkins The fourth quarter spelled the dif-
d 24 as the ference for the Hawks. Led by Wilkins,
ted the who scored 19 of his points in the second
st night in half, the Hawks began hitting their
ion play. shots while the 76ers remained cold.
The win was Atlanta's third in a row
ints in the and snapped Philadelphia's winning
fast break streak at three.

Nets edge Kings; Knicks rout Jazz

Center Darryl Dawkins scored 24 points
and guard Darwin Cook added 21 to
lead the New Jersey Nets to a 112-103
National Basketball. Association vic-
tory last night over the Kansas City
Dawkins scored 11 points in the fourth
quarter, including a pair of free throws
in the last seconds as the Nets scored six
straight to end the game. Dawkins also
had eight rebounds.
THE NETS jumped ahead 27-17 in the
first quarter as Cook and Buck
Williams scored six points each.
Williams, a 6-8 forward who converted
six of six foul shots in the opening-quar-

ter, finished with 16 points and 16
New Jersey went ahead by 18 points
twice in the second quarter, each time
on baskets by Cook. But the Kinds, led
by guard Larry Drew, battled back and
trailed 51-45 at half-time. Drew had
eight of his game-high 29 points in the
second quarter.
Knicks 124, Jazz 93
NEW YORK (AP) - Trent Tucker
scored 17 of his 21 points in the third

quarter as the New York Knicks out-
scored the Utah Jazz 40-11 in the period
and coasted to a 124-93 National
Basketball Association victory last
Tucker, a rookie making only his sec-
ond start for New York, had only four
points at halftime but he scored 13 more
in the first 4:42 of the third quarter.
THE KNICKS led by four points at in-
termission, but scored the first 12 of the
second half, 10 of them by Tucker, for a
70-54 lead. by the end of the quarter, it

was 98-65 and New York led by as much
as 35 points in the fourth period, 100-65
and 117-82.
The victory broke a four-game losing
streak for the Knicks, who scored more
than 100 points for nly the fifth time in
15 games this season. New York has
held the opposition under the century
mark nine times.

AP Photo
Boston's Cedric Maxwell tries to get a boost from Piston guard Vinnie John-
son in the first half of last night's game in the Boston Garden. Last night's
contest matched the two Eastern conference leaders-Detroit in the Central
division and Boston in the Atlantic.

Paterno wants national playoffs

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)- Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
said yesterday that he's glad to have the chance to play top-
ranked Georgia for the national championship in the Sugar
Bowl. He argued, however, with the contention that he never
won the crown before.
"We won three national championships-1968, 1969 and..
1973. We just got voted out of them," he said.
OFFICIALLY, Penn State finished second in 1968 and 1969
and fifth in 1973 despite perfect records each season.
Paterno took off a bulky ring and displayed it.
"They say you only get a ring when you win the national
championship," he said. "In '73, I hadE
my own ring made and gave it to the
A VICTORY over 11-0 Georgia on ,
Jan. 1 would most likely bring his team
the undisputed title at last.
But so would the method Paterno said
he prefers-play-offs.a
"I'VE ALWAYS been for play-offs,"
he said. "I , know Mickey
Holmes (Sugar Bowl executive direc-
tor) and those guys don't like to hear
But Paterno's proposal would
preserve at least part of the bowl struc-
"I've always felt that after the bowls
are over, you could come out with four
teams and play semifinals and finals." Wa

That would result in 14-game seasons for the two finalists and
13-game seasons for the two teams that bowed in the
HIS CONCERNS yesterday were more immediate and less
theoretical than that, though. He talked about Georgia and
running back Herschel Walker.
"Obviously, they have one of the greatest football players
who ever lived in Herschel Walker," he said.
He admitted that he has not yet sat down to study film of
Georgia, so he hasn't seen anything but game highlights of
Walker's abilities.

"I GET very nervous when I see
those film clips of Georgia. I never see
him get tackled," Paterno said.
If Walker isn't a shoo-in for the
Heisman Trophy, then Penn State quar-
terback Todd Blackledge has to be con-
sidered a strong candidate, he said.
Any mention of Stanford quarterback
John Elway must open the door for
Blackledge, Paterno claimed.
"I have not seen Elway very much. I
think our kid, Blackledge, probably
does as much as he does, if you're going
to talk quarterbacks," he said.-
Blackledge has won more games
against tougher opponents than Elway
has, he said.
"Based on performance and what he
means to our football team and theG
schedule we played, I'd take my kid."

The most praised and loved ro-
mantic film of the season.
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... 'never gets tackled'

Hoyas roll, 91-57

AP Photo
New Jersey Nets center Daryl Dawkins connects on too much as he slaps
Kansas City King Ed Nealy's head in addition to swatting away the ball, in
the first quarter of last night's NBA contest in New Jersey.

Josten' s
Signet Ring
You College Ring designed
with a personal touch-.

College basketball
Allentown 67, King's 66
New Haven 99, Mercy 82
Penn 82,No. Kentucky 69
Shepherd 103, Bluefield St. 92
Spring Garden 76, Mt. St. Mary's 75
W. Virginia Tech 90, Concord 74
Drexel 72. Towson St. 62
Georgetown 91, Morgan St. 57
Lafayette 68, Drew 62
S. Connecticut 79, E. Stroudsburg 56
Buffalo St. 81, Brockport St. 57
Concordia, N.Y. 77, Pace 62
Connecticut 96, Yale 73
Coastal Carolina 73, Presbyterian 68
Coll. of Charleston 62, Piedmont 37
Francis Marion 89, S.C. Aiken 63
Georgia 81, Randolph Macon 53
Oglethorpe 93, Atlanta Christian 48
Va. Wesleyan 71, Shenendoah 68
Carson-Newman 88, Union, Ky. 78
Centre 53, Berea 50
Clinch valley 87,Alice Lloyd 70
Columbus Coll. 88, Ala. Christian 70
Fla. Southern 73, Bethel, Minn. 66
Hampden-Sydney 68, Wash. & Lee 67
Longwood 54, VMI 49
North Carolina 70, Tulane 68, 30
Pikeville 74, Rio Grande 73, O
Ga. Southwestern 82, Georgia Coll. 53
Lincoln Memorial 87, Lee 67
Louisiana St. 76, Pan American 67
New Orleans 74, Texas 56
S. Alabama 74, Prairie View 62
Ohio St. 78,Chico St. 58
Ohio valley Tip-Off Classic
First Round
Muskingum 39, West Liberty 38

LANDOVER, MD. (AP) - Second-
ranked Georgetown, led by 7-0 center
Patrick Ewing, blew past outmanned
Morgan State 91-57 last night at the
Capital Centre.
The victory was the third in as many
outings for the Hoyas. Morgan State is
EWING, THE Big East Conference
Rookie of the Year last year, scored 19
points and grabbed 11 rebounds as he
showed no after effects of the arch in-
jury that limited his playing time in
Georgetown's two opening victories in
Morgan State's Yarharbrough
Roberts led the losers with 18 points.
WITH EWING dominating play at
both ends of the court, the Hoyas were
never headed after opening a 45-26 lead
at intermission.
The young Hoyas - Co'ach John
Thompson starts two freshman and
three sophomores - started slowly
against the Bears. But with the score
tied 6-6 four minutes into the game,
their overall quckness and height ad-
vantage began to take its toll as the
Hoyas outscored the Bears 16-6 to take
a 22-12 lead with 9:35 remaining.
On offense, Ewing accounted for five
of the 16 Hoya points. On defense, he
blocked three Morgan State shots and
forced Bear shooters to alter the arc on
at least three others.
With the Hoyas ahead 29-18, Ewing
scored on three straight trips down the
court. He then stole a pass and was

credited with an assist as he fed
Michael Jackson for a layup and a 37-18
Georgetown lead with 3:22 remaining in
the half.
N. Carolina 70,
Tulane 68, 3 OTs
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)- Michael
Jordan's three-point play with 1:48 left
in the third overtime led 15th-ranked
North Carolina to a 70-68 victory over
Tulane in college basketball last night.

It was Jordan's 20-foot jumper
following a Green Wave turnover on an
inbounds play near the end ov
regulation that sent the game into its
first overtime.
THE TAR Heels trailed 59-57 when
Matt Doherty hit a jumper with 2:18
remaining. The Green Wave held for
the last shot, but again threw the ball
away. Jordan missed a short jumper
and Doherty's follow was short to force
the second extra period.

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AP Photo

Patrick Ewing of Georgetown blocks a shot by Larry Burwell of Morgan
State as teammates Anthony Jones and Horace Broadnax latch onto the ball.
Georgetown whipped hapless Morgan State, 91-57.

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