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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 6, 1993, Aiken, South Carolina Page 10A Aiken Standard Alken SC Thursday May 61993 Celtics McHale Retires By The Associated Press After spending 13 years in the company of Larry Bird Dennis Johnson Robert Parish and rest of the Boston Celtics a worn and weary Kevin McHale finally called it quits McHale who helped the Celtics add three championship banners to the Boston Garden rafters in the 1980s announced his retirement Wednesday night after the Celtics were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Charlotte Hornets All good things must come to an end a tearyeyed McHale said af ter his career and the Celtics sea son ended I really wanted to play one more game at the Boston Gar den But it wasnt meant to be The tanks empty NBA Roundup Charlotte won the bestof5 series three games to one and became the first of the most recent expansion teams to win a playoff series In other games Cleveland took a 21 lead on New Jersey with a 9384 win San Antonio went ahead of Portland 21 with a 107101 victory and the Los Angeles Clippers tied their series with Houston at two games each with a 9390 win McHale 35 retired on the same date as two other Celtics super stars Bill Russell and Sam Jones Perhaps the greatest Celtic of them all Bird announced his re tirement prior to this season People always ask me what it felt like to play second fiddle to Larry Bird he said I say its still a pretty mean second fiddle because he was the best Wearing his uniform No 32 for the last time sitting on a press ta ble 1200 miles from Boston with only a few stragglers remaining in the stands McHale said goodbye with his customary class then turned and walked quietly back to the locker room Cavaliers 93 Nets 84 At East Rutherford NJ Cleve land took advantage of an injury to yet another of New Jerseys centers The Nets led by as much as 14 in the first quarter but Sam Bowie went down with a sprained left foot in the second quarter and the Cav aliers started to pound the ball in side against fourthstringer Dwayne Schintzius and fluridden reserve Rick Mahorn CLEVELAND 93 Nance 917 56 23 Sanders 16022 Daugh erty 814 68 22 Erilo 91634 Price 21233 7 Williams 110 224 Wilkins 12 22 4 Ferry 1 1 00 2 Brandon 36 11 7 Totals 3584 2228 93 NEW JEHSEY 84 Morris 613 00 14 Coleman 815 57 22 Bow ie 00 00 0 Pelrovic 614 55 17 Robinson 511 22 12 Brown 27 00 4 Schinlzius 47 12 9 Atidison 00 00 0 Cheeks 24 00 4 George 12 00 2 King 01 00 0 Mahorn 00 00 0 Totals 3474 1316 84 Cleveland 17 28 32 1693 New Jersey 26 24 20 3Poini 19 Ehto 12 Sand ers Ol Brandon 01 Price Now Jersey 38 Morris 24 Coleman 12 Robinson Fouled 58 Nance New Jersey 40 Coleman Cleveland 15 Price New Jersey 21 Robin son Total 20 New Jersey 24 Technical illegal defense Fla granl fouMorris Spurs 107 Trail Blazers 101 At San Antonio the Spurs held Portland scoreless for the final to complete a fourthquarter comeback PORTLAND 101 Drexter 8 19 11 19 Williams 55 22 12 Bry inl 37 00 6 Strickland 613 15 16 Porter 71B 23 16 C Robinson 718 00 14 Duckworth 25 22 6 Kersey 3 9 22 8 Eliel1 124 Wolf 01 0 0 0 Totals 4296 1417 101 SAN ANTONIO 107 Ellioll 710 44 19 Carr 36 11 7 DRobinson 816 10M 26 Ellis 28 00 4 AJotinson 15 00 2 Anderson 817 22 19 Reid 47 910 17 Dan iels 23 34 7 Cummings 38 00 6 Del Negro 0 1 00 0Totals 3881 2935 107 Portland 28 25 30 18101 San Antonio 25 28 25 3Point goalsPortland 39 Drexler 23 Elie 1 1 Porter San Anlonio 28 Anderson 1 1 Elliott 12 Reid 01 Daniels 01 Del Negro 01 Ellis Fouled land 50 Williams San Anlonio 58 ORobin son 1 AssistsPortland 20 Strickland San Antonio 22 AJohnson Total 27 Snn Anlonio 19 Technicals Reid San Antonio illegal defense Clippers 93 Rockets 90 At Los Angeles Mark Jackson hit three of four free throws in the final 332 seconds to force a Game 5 on Saturday HOUSTON UO Horry 26 00 1 Thorpe 612 23 14 Olajuwon 1023 S 8 25 Garland 6 13 00 12 Smith 5120 0 10 Bullard 33 00 9 Brooks 38 00 7 Floyd 1 1 02 2 Horrora 22 00 Maxwell 13 11 3 Totals 39 83 81 1 90 LA CLIPPERS 93 Norman 512 38 13 Manning 5T9 910 19 Roberts 1016 03 20 Harper 917 12 21 M Jackson 213 16 8 Williams 15 003 Grant 26 f0t Connor 23 00 5 Sponcor 01 00 OTotaK 3692 1729 93 Houston 20 24 31 15 90 LA Clippers 23 25 26 1993 3 Pomi gonli Houston 4IO Bullard 33 Brook 1 Maxwell 01 Horry Los Ango tes Hirpor 23 Williams 11 Connor 11 Normnn 0 1 Manning 0 H Fouled out RorjLnri louston 57 CtAiuwon Lns An geles 61 Roberts Ac 20 Olaiuwon Los AnQoles 23 MJackson Tnlal loulr Houston 20 Los Angeles 17 A 11710 Jackets Earn Berth In Soccer With Win GAME OF TAG Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux prepares to dive the Braves lone run in a 41 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Pirates Continued From Page 9A and everybody will think I got the plate but Slaught knew so I tried to fake him out Walk who had lost his last two starts was nearly as effective as he was in beating the Braves 71 in Game 5 of the National League playoffs The righthander only 69 lifetime against Atlanta allowed seven hits in the first four innings but benefited from three double plays and a disputed pickoff of Da vid Justice at first base in the fourth With the Braves leading 10 Jus tice debated trying to stretch a lin er into right field into a double be fore returning to first He barely beat Orlando Merceds throw but was called out by umpire Gary Darling when he momentarily lift ed a foot off the base Terry Pendleton followed with a double and Sid Bream singled but Damon Berryhill grounded into a ATLANTA Nixon cf Slauser ss Trsco 11 Justice rf Pndlton 3b Bream Ib Brryhll c Lemke 2b GMrJdx p Klesko ph Mrcker p Howell p Totals Atlanta Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH ab r h bi 4000 3021 4000 0 3 0 Martin If JaBell ss VnSlyk cf 0 King 3b 0 Merced rt 3020 3000 3000 ab r h bi 3100 4110 4111 4033 3010 4000 3010 3000 21 1 10 000 0000 0000 30 1 7 1 110 KYng Ib Staught c Foley 2b Walk p Weliner ph Wagnor p Belinda p Totals 31 4 B 4 001 000 000 002 02x4 1000 0000 0000 AP Leafdesk back to home plate and score ninth for his sixth save and second against the Braves The Pirates had lost four of five games and were in danger of fall ing two games under 500 for the first time since 1989 GIL THORP WHY US COACH WHY NOT THEM From Staff Reports NORTH AUGUSTA Joshua Heatherly scored two goals and Paul Prescott added three assists as North Augusta High School de feated BrooklandCayce High School 31 in a Region 3AAAA soc cer match Wednesday night With the win the Yellow Jackets 114 will make the region play offs which begin Tuesday North Augustas opponent location and time has yet to be determined In addition to assisting on both of Heatherlys goals Prescott also fed Charles Bess for a goal Jackets Blank Mustangs In Region Tennis Match NORTH AUGUSTA The North Augusta High School boys tennis team wrapped up its season on Wednesday with a 60 win over Midland Valley High School The Yellow Jackets who finish the season 66 won all five singles matches and the lone doubles match Singles Chris Graham NAJ d Jeremy John son 61 60 Jordan Prlntup NA d Jake Robert son 60 60 Patrick Williams NA d John Robinson 60 61 Kyis Bowers NA d Steve Bennett 60 63 Andrew Bell NA d Jason Jack son 60 60 Doubles Lulgi BoscioNalhan Baker NA d Josh FieldsRaymond Wood 61 62 Aiken Prep Falls 32 To Augusta In Tennis Augusta Prep defeated Aiken Prep 32 Wednesday in tennis Beck Endres won his No 3 sin gles match for Aiken Prep while the No 2 doubles team of Michael Cushman and Brandon Davis also won their match Singles Chris Geiger Augusta def Stirling Thomas 76 62 Jasant Kamath Augusta def Parker Pierce 61 61 Beck Entires Aiken def Eic Lin 61 62 Doubles Zach BromerDanny Ngyuen Au gusta def Ben McFerrenErik Gerstenberger 6 Area Roundup 1 64 Michael CushmanBrandon Davis Aiken def Wes DunawayLuke Fishback 64 60 Softball Tournaments To Take Place In Area The New Mer chants softball tournament for Class C D E and church teams will be held this weekend in Saluda and Johnston Fee for entering is and teams will hit their own balls For more information contact Melvin Stephens at 6422278 or Wal lace Gilliam at 2754609 Also the Southern Softball Asso ciation of America will hold a tour nament in Aiken later this month A Memorial Day Shootout will be held May 29 at ORA Fields for mens D and E classes and wom ens D E and church teams Fee for entering is and teams will hit their own balls Con tact Charles Parrish at 5934293 for further information Golf Marathon On Tap Friday At Houndsfake The Young Life golf marathon is scheduled for Friday at Hounds lake Country Club Under the format a field of 27 golfers will play 100 holes of golf and also compete for prizes Par ticipants are asked to raise a mini mum of through pledges from sponsors in order to play Participants are encouraged to get 12 individuals or businesses to sponsor them at a hole Spon sors donations are tax deductible More than in prizes and gifts will be awarded in the mara thon E 1 Pittsburgh 3 LOBAtlanta 3 Pittsburgh 5 VanSlyke King Walk Atlanta GMarJdux L23 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