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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Sports HerAldZeitung May 8A Robert Johnson Magic is the root of all Spurs woes This was supposed to be the breakthrough year for the San Antonio After a history of playoff including last years whipping at the hands or more the flying feet of the Angeles the Spurs were sup posed to get their revenge in On it actually seemed In acquiring Artis Gilrnore from the Spurs thought they had finally filled their biggest need a center who could block shots and give any center in the league all he could To win the we eventually have to beat Spurs coach Stan Albeck had Thats why we got Hut things have fallen The Spurs current series with the Iakers was supposed to go seven games at the very San Antonio loses two straight at home and faces a 31 The series should end with Game 5 at the Forum Wednesday Practically every Mondaymorning point guard in San Antonio is Whats wrong with the Spurs Thats The leakers are whats wrong with the Heres why Playoff experience The Iakers starting unit includes four players who have been together since the clubs 1980 championship season Kareem Earviri Magic John Norm Nixon and Jamaal Clark Kent style forward Kurt Kambis is the only and hes in there to rebound and play not Michael Cooper should count as five hes been there since too he doesnt but he plays as many minutes as These guys have played over 10 playoff games together since Johnsons rookie year of It The Iakers get lots of layups off fast but their movement off the ball is so they get loads of layups off the halfcourt I havent seen a team get so many good shots since Portlands one magical championship year in thanks to the passing wizardry of Bill The bench I I know the benches were supposed to be even this The 1akers lost star rookie James Worthy to a leg and Bob McAdoo was supposed to be rusty after a three month layoff from a foot But theyre riot The Spurs starting five matches can play with but they still have no scoring punch off the Take Sundays Game The 1aker bench outscored the Spurs subs with McAdoo and Cooper getting 14 and The Spurs lost by The bench is still the Its not that the Ixikers have a deep bench they just have two guys who could start somewhere Cooper should start hes a better player than and McAdoo is a former NBA scoring Whos on the Spurs bench Edgar Mike Roger Michael To make matters both super subs are Cooper can play forward and guard forward and McAdoos return has been one of the keys to the His presence means Knreem has to play 35 minutes a game instead of Magic Johnson With Johnny Moore having his best and with George Gervin being George the Spurs thought they could hold their own at No such Shaking off a seasonlong Nixon has the edge on and Gervin has been hounded into a subpar performance by the Uiker But the real difference is There has never been anyone like He is the complete See Page 12A Unicorns stay whip Mules Deciding game in Seguin By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor When Raul Lagunas took over the mound from starter Bobby Tristan in the fourth the term relief pitcher was never more Retiring 12 of the 15 batters he Lagunas 32 stifled the Alamo Heights offense and led the New Braufnels Unicorns to an 84 second game bidistrict playoff The win evens the Class 4A playoff series at 11 and boosts the Unicorns to 1981 while the Mules are The deciding game will be played today in Seguins Starcke All we were looking said NB coach Pete was some kind of catalyst something to bring us back into the game and bring the guys back Lagunas was Corning in with the Unicorns trailing 42 and the leadoff batter on base with a Iagunas allowed one hit before shutting down the Mules with two strikeouts and fielders choice to retire the The Unicorns promptly took the lead in their half of the scoring three runs off three hits and a walk off Mules starter Roland batter and designated hitter Armando Martinez walked and took second on a passed Tristan was safe on an error by Mule third baseman David with Martinez advancing to He scored on Mike McDaniels fielders choice to narrow the gap to McDaniel moved to second on another passed took third on a Iagunas single and sneaked home on a wild with Lagunas moving to Chris Winkler followed with a triple to center scoring Ixigunas and giving the Unicorns a lead they never But Winkler was stranded on as Doug Campbell was picked off first after a walk and Ruben Zavala popped Still riding the Unicorns shut down the Heights offense in the fifth with a quick threeupthreedown approach and set up for another threerun Unicorn this time at the expense of Alamo Heights relief pitcher Larry Martinez drove in Rene Ortega from third on a suicide squeeze and Winkler came through with a twoout single to right driving in Michael Cardenas and Chris needed those hits for said not just for the team although it really helped us out a I feel real good about the way everyone played today because they kept plugging and never gave The Mules fell again to quick threeup threedown in the top of the sixth despite a lapse in Lagunas pitching which put the first two batters on base with they retired in the seventh with two left on and no runs Heights had taken a early scoring two runs with one out in the first inning off Baker and Peel Dan Weingart grounded into a double play that retired the The Mules made it 30 in the second in ning when two first base errors allowed leadoff batter Lee to but New Braunfels came back with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning when McDaniel scored Martinez with a Both teams added another run in the third to put the score at Baker picked up his second RBI when he smashed a single to score Cardenas gave the Unicorns their second run when he drove in Campbell from third on a line drive The way the game ended wasnt a said Even after yesterdays loss I felt we could come back and win I believed it it was just a matter of getting the guys to believe Iagunas picks up the win while Virella takes the Mule catcher chalked up six passed balls setting up three x4 6 7 Ue Virella 5 and Peet Uigunas 4 and WP I unas LP NBs Armando Martinez collides with Alamo Heights catcher John David Peet to score the Unicorns first The collision knocked the ball Murray denies Brewers charges HOUSTON AP Former Dallas schoolboy football and baseball star Kevin Murray has denied allegations by a Milwaukee Brewer official that he accepted a car and credit cards to sign a national letter of intent with Texas Murray received a signing bonus and played last season in the minor leagues for the Brewers before deciding to give up baseball to attend and play The Brewers are asking District Judge Gabrielle McDonald to forbid Murray from playing football for the Judge McDonald scheduled final arguments in the case today after questioning the Brewers attorney on Tuesday concerning the teams reasons for pursuing injunctive Murray testified Tuesday that he did not accept any inducements before signing a national letter of intent with the Backs to the wall Spurs face elimination against Lakers AP Its winning a playoff proclamation by Earvin Magic seems to have become the Angeles Uikers The I whipped 41 during meetings with San Antonio during the past regular can send the Spurs home for the summer with a victory in tonights fifth game of their National Basketball Association Western Conference IMS Angeles holds a 31 edge going into the PDT contest at the Forum and needs just one more victory to move into the championship finals against the winner of the Eastern finals in which Philadelphia leads Milwaukee Despite having won the NBA title two of the past three years arid being the defending the Lakers were rather lightly regarded heading into this years But theyve appeared to be building momentum as the playoffs The Iakers took control of this scries last weekend in San impressively winning two contests there to build a twogame pad in the bestofseven The playoffs really are a separate said What happened during the regular season isnt very Important when the playoffs Were the defending Its our The absence of two injured frontline rookie James Worthy and veteran Bob was expected to hamper the leakers playoff But McAdoo has come back strong along with Michael gives the Inkers the same first seven players who won the NBA championship last Inkers Coach Pat who said heading into the playoffs that some people were underestimating his clubs feels the leakers are a solid unit These guys really believe in each other and in he Theyve been through so much together and they hav a genuine feeling for each That means Two San Antonio forward Gene Banks and guard Johnny were banged up in the two weekend but Spurs Coach Stan Albeck said he expects both to be ready to play in Game The Spurs apparently remain confident despite being on the brink of Im very confident we can beat said San Antonios George Weve won at the Forum before and we can win there Kyler smacks double to lead SV over Poth A threerun eighth inning and nine strike outs from ace pitcher Pat Bruce helped the Srnithson Valley Rangers to a 74 comef rom behind practice game victory over the 2A Poth Trie win puts the Hangers at 154 overall and gives Bruce a 102 SV will meet Hitchcock in the 3A bidistrict playoff on May at in I know theyre said SV coach Stan we played them because theyre as good a team as any Ive seen state And they had us trailing for most of the game with some hard But they made a mistake when they intentionally walked Pat Bruce to get to Terry The score was tied at 44 at the start of the eighth inning after a homerun by the Pirates in the bottom of the seventh stole a one run SV lead and sent the game into extra batter Joey Freeman singled before the Poth pitcher walked Bruce and prepared for an easy third out with Kyler smashed a gamewinning scoring Freeman and The next Steve scored Kyler for the last run of the Bruce held them after said No They got 10 hits off of but most of them were cheap hits singles and at least three or four of their runs were All in it was a good 1 feel confident about our chances against Hit chcock The Rangers had eight hits in the WPBruce American League roundup Rangers outlast in 12 innings Texas AP Jim Sumlberg is a year older and a lot happier The Texas Rangers who turned was hitless in five trips to the plate Tuesday But when it really counted the bottom of the 12th inning with the winning run stan ding on second base Sumlberg lined a shot to left field to give the Rangers a 65 marathon win over the Cleveland 1 think it was a fast Sumlberg said of the 32 pitch he hit off lefthander Ed a pitcher he had never before I just tried to watch I didnt know how much his slider was but as I saw more pitches off him I got more It was I fouled off two pitches and I hit the eighth I was getting tired and I had to get out of I put everything I had into Sundbergs smash past a diving Alan Bannister ended a game that lasted four 13 Cleveland Manager Mike Ferraro said the fourth Indian pitcher of the was on the mound to I need a pitcher for Ferarro said Tuesday I only had lefthanders left Larry Parrish and Dave Hosteller opened the 12th for Texas with George Wright struck out before Sundberg carne to the plate for the sixth time and gave the Rangers their third straight Shortstop Bucky Dent led the 17hit Texas attack with four singles in five atbats to raise his batting average from to You know what theyre calling him Rader Buckaroo Hes only got one man in his sights now and thats the man Rod Carew with the wand in Dave who began the season on the disabled list after elbow pitched the 12th inning for Texas and earned his first win of the Texas opened the scoring in the first inning when Billy Sample blooped a double down the right field line and scored when Parrish hit a twoout Hosteller followed with a blast to right field that bounced off the wall and was booted by right fielder Pat Both Parrish Hosteller scored on the which was ruled a double with an The Indians rebounded with two runs in the second on a single by a triple by Mike Hargrove and a single by Julio Texas had its single runs in the third and the seventh and Cleveland had single tallies in the fifth and seventh before Andre Thornton tied the game in the eighth with his fifth homer of the Weve had a few games like this before this Ferraro You start to get used to Cleveland starter Rick Sutcliffe gave up 10 hits and five runs over 6 23 innings while Texas Jon Matlack left after five eight Cleveland hits and three Orioles White Sox 20 Mike Boddicker is 12 years four inches shorter arid 20 pounds lighter than Jim He doesnt do underwear com But in taking the injured Palmers place in the Baltimore rotation he undressed the Chicago White Sox with a fivehit shutout in his first start of the Consecutive home runs by Hernandez and Rick Dempsey in the second inning staked Boddicker to a 30 In the Dan Ford cracked a tiebreaking single and Gary Roenicke delivered a threerun pinch homer in a fiverun seventh Bad Sox Royals 1 Veteran catcher Gary AUenson doubled home two runs with his first hit of the season in a threerun second inning and Boston got combined threehit pitching from John Tudor and Bob The Red Sox parlayed three of their seven hits along with a walk to score three runs in the second inning off Larry who lost his fourth straight Hal McRae homered for Kansas Citys Brewers Blue Jays 6 Cecil whose batting average had dipped to drove in two runs with a homer and single and Don Money knocked in including his first home run of the to pace a 15hit Milwaukee Cooper singled a run home and scored on Ted Sim mons sacrifice fly as the Brewers scored three times in the third for a 32 They made it 62 in the fifth highlighted by Coopers homer and Moneys RBI Money added an RBI single in the sixth and homered in the Tigers 5 Steve who spent five years with crashed a tworun homer with two out in the 11th The Kemps landed well back in the upper rightfield seats and came off Aurelio the third Detroit Dave who drove in three runs with a pair of was on first via a twoout his fourth Willie Randolph also hit a tworun homer for the while relief ace Rich Gossage worked the final 4 23 innings and allowed two hits while striking out Angels Mariners 1 Bruce Kison scattered five hits in recording his fourth consecutive victory and second straight complete game as California broke a threegame losing Kison lost his shutout bid in the bottom of the when Pat Putnam homered to tie the game The Angels regained the lead in the seventh on singles by Bobby Tim Foli and Bob Juan Beniquez and Ellis Valentine hit consecutive doubles in the eighth for the Angels final Californias Rod Carew collected three hits in five atbats to raise his leagueleading batting average to Twins 6 Jeff Burroughs hit a threerun homer In the first Inning for Oakland and Bob Kearney belted a solo shot in the sixth that proved to be the winning Starter Chris who went 5 13 was the Kearneys home run was his fifth of the season and third In the last five
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