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May 13, 1981 - Image 15

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Celtics annihilate Rockets

BOSTON (AP)-Robert Parish and
Cedric Maxwell led a furious first-quar-
ter Boston burst as the Celtics got their
running game going early and breezed
to a 109-80 victory over the Houston
Rockets last night for a 3-2 lead in the
National Basketball Association
championship series.
The Celtics will try to wrap up their
14th NBA title in Houston Thursday
night. If the Rockets win that one, the
,best-of-seven playoff finals would be
decided here Sunday afternoon.
BOSTON'S running game had been
closely checked by the Rockets in the
first four games of the series. But mid-
way through the first quarter of Game
5, the Celtics finally got their fast break
in high gear and raced away from
Houston with a dazzling 19-1 surge.
Larry Bird started it off by hitting a
12-foot jumper that gave Boston a 15-14
lead with 6:02 left in. the first period.
Nate Archibald sank a 6-foot jumper,
and Maxwell scored on a spinning layup
before Houston center Moses Malone
sank a free throw.
Bird set up Chris Ford for a fastbreak
layup and then Parish, the Celtics' 7-
foot center, took over. He scored eight
consecutive points and blocked a shot
by Houston's Bill Willoughby to set up a
three-point play by Maxwell that gave,
Boston a 32-15 lead with 1:23 left in the
opening period.
The Celtics, who were ahead 34-19 af-
ter the first quarter, widened their ad-
vantage to 59-37 at halftime.
Islanders 6, North Stars 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The New
York Islanders got shorthanded goals
from Bryan Trottier and Anders
Kallur, setting a National Hockey
League playoff record for scoring at a
manpower disadvantage, and blitzed
the Minnesota North Stars, 6-3, last
night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup

finals.
The defending champion Islanders
thoroughly frustrated the young North
Stars, especially when Minnesota held
a manpower advantage.
TROTTIER -- WHO HAS scored at
least one point in 21 straight playoff
games, including 14 this year - scored
New York's eighth shorthanded tally of
the postseason at 14:38 of the opening
period to break the mark the Islanders
set last year.
Bob Bourne was caught spearing
Minnesota defenseman Brad Maxwell,
and referee Andy Van Hellemond han-
ded him a five-minute major. Min-
nesota was unable to penetrate the
Islanders' zone, and rookie Billy
Carroll broke loose on left wing before
feeding Trottier for a short tap past
Minnesota goalie Gilles Meloche.
Forty-seven seconds later, Kallur got
his second goal of the night. Trottier
took the puck from North Starts defen-
seman Gordie Roberts and fed Kallur
for a short backhand shot.
Thinclais third
The women's track team took third
place at the AIAW regional meet Satur-
day at East Lansing. The Wolverines
scored 81 points, behind the 136 of
Michigan State and 110 of Bowling
Green.
A number of thinclads recorded im-
pressive performances. Joanna Bullard
won the high jump in a good 5'9" and
captured the 100 meter hurdles in 14.4
BOSTON CELTIC center Robert Parish
(right) unsuccessfully tries to prevent
the Houston Rocket's Moses Malone
from making a layup. A first quarter
pass goes by Parish (below) and the
Rocket's Tom Henderson. Last night's
game was the fifth in the best-of-seven
series. The Celtics 109-80 victory gave
them a 3-2 lead.

seconds. Penny Neer won the discus
with a toss of 158', and Debbie Williams
topped the javelin field with a throw of
160'7s/2"; bth distances were new meet
records. Other scorers included
Melaine Weaver, first in the 3,000 meter
run (9:31.3), and Lorrie Thornton,
second in the long jump (193").

Netters to face UCLA
The Michigan tennis team, which tied
with Minnesota in the Big Ten Cham-
pionships this'past weekend, will play
its first round match of the NCAA tour-
nament this Saturday in Athens,
Georgia. The netters opponent will be
the highly-touted UCLA Bruins.

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