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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Braves down Page 9A I Sports Cavs eliminated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What do Bostons Larry Bird and Portlands Audie Norris have in common at least for one night they shared the leading their teams to the National Basketball Association conference Playing despite a painful right Bird returned to the Celtics lineup to score 34 points including two free throws with 23 seconds to play to snap a 115115 and led Boston to a 117115 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game a seldomused was an unlikely hero as Portland eliminated the Dallas in four I wasnt really hampered by the elbow at said who didnt play in the Celtics loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday because of persistent bursitis and bone chips in the Once I got in the I think the excitement drove me over the Bird also paced the Celtics with 14 rebounds and seven assists as Boston captured the The in the playoffs for the first time since were sur prisingly tough in the losing the first two games in Boston 126123 and 108106 before winning Game Three Forced into action when both Portland Sam Bowie and Mychal fouled Norris scored on a layup with 22 seconds to play to give the Trail Blazers a 113 111 And when Brad Davis of Dallas sank two free throws to knot the score Norris sank a 10foot baseline jumper to win the I never know how many minutes Im going to Norris so I try to make the most of Norris finished with nine points seven in the final Kiki Van deweghe paced the Blazers with 27 while Mark Aguirre led Dallas with 39 I would like to think Portland won this we didnt lose Mavericks Coach Dick Motta We played about as well as we can play and they answered every It was a magnificent said Portland Coach Jack I NBA Playoffs By The Associated Press First Round BestofFive EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 1 Cleveland 18 Thursdays game Boston Cleveland Boston wins series 31 Milwaukee 2 Chicago 71 Wednesdays game Chicago Milwaukee Milwaukee leads series 21 Todays game Milwaukee at Chicago Philadelphia 3 Washington 6 Wednesdays game Washington Philadelphia Philadelphia leads series 21 Todays game Philadelphia at Washington Detroit 4 New Jersey I5I Wednesdays game Detroit New Jersey Detroit wins series 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE Lakers 1 Phoenix 8 Tuesdays game Lakers Phoenix Los Angeles wins series 3 0 Denver 21 San Antonio 171 Tuesdays game Denver San Antonio Denver leads series 21 Todays game Denver at San Antonio Houston 13 Utah 61 Wednesdays game Utah Houston Utah leads seties 21 Todays game Houston at Utah Dallas 41 Portland 5 Thursdays game Portland Dallas Portland wins series 31 give huge credit to Dick Motta and the They played great In games Milwaukee travels to Philadelphia is at Houston is at Utah and Denver is at San Antonio for the fourth game is each of those Earlier this Detroit ousted New Jersey and the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated Phoenix to ad vance to the conference Bird came through from the time he came out on the said Boston Coach I think the elbow was bothering him a but hes a gutty Cleveland had three chances to tie or win the game following Birds final but John Bagley missed a threepoint Mark West failed on a tipin attempt and World Frees threepoint shot was blocked by Dennis IESLIP Ml RAI n Smithson Valleys Kim Huntsucker is among those who will participate in the regioinal qualifiers meet in San Antonio on Saturday San Antonio faces extinction tonight O A M A j XIt i i i i rwii HeraldZeitung April 8A Qualifiers to compete Saturday With one week to go before the regional track most local of the local teams will take advantage of the weekend off by traveling to San Antonio to participate in a practice meet of It is termed a practice meet because nothing will be on the line but it will be more than average track meet in that only those who qualified for the regionals will The Unicorn boys will send the most people to Alamo Stadium on with seven individuals and a relay team Mike Stephen Kenan Hector David Randy Long and Kraig Krause will represent the Unicorn boys along with the sprint relay team of Eric Schroedcrand Terry From the Unicorns girls Lisa McKinnis and VVirginia Hildebrand will travel to San An Although Nancy Emily May and the relay team for Canyon only Tieken will participate in Saturdays practice For the Cougar the meter relay team of Albert Gilbert Brian Row and Ben Garcia will be at the Smithson Valleys boys team will be represented by Eutimo Shody Scott Greg Mosier and the relay team of Bret Trullender and Mike The Rangerettes will be represented at the qualifiers meet by Kim Carolyn Shalynn Kim Wagner and Tammy Smithson Valleys relay team of Hunt Wilcut and Wagner also qualified for the SAN ANTONIO Denver Nuggets Coach Doug Moe says his team has been playing at full a factor that likely accounts for the Nuggets 21 edge over San Antonio in the National Basketball Association We cant possibly play any better than we have and its been he The Nuggets will have to keep up their winning pace tonight in game 4 against the Spurs if they want to win the first round of the The game will be a tough Moe The Spurs will como out arid got after Spurs Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons is net ready to throw in the Are you going to bury somebody in this You dont see any black do you Im not ready to be Fitzsimmons said Wednesday after the Nuggets prevailed 115112 in game If they win the Nuggets will advance to the Western Con ference semifinals against either Houston or If San Antonio the series moves to game 5 in McLain given 23year sentence AP After telling a judge hes suf fered disgrace and onetime major league pitching star Denny McLain was led from the courthouse in manacles to begin a 23year sentence for extortion and drug Im guilty of avarice bad Ive been selfish but also a loving McLain said during a sentencing hearing I dont know how you get to where I am from where I was 17 years he adding Ill pay for my conviction the rest of my For baseballs last 30game its been a long slide from the glory days of 1968 when he pitched the Detroit Tigers to a world In a packed District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich admonished McLain for failure to admit to yourself your own and sentenced him to eight years each for conspiracy and to run And she gave the 41yearold twotime Cy Young Award winner the maximum 15 years for trying to deal three kilos of cocaine in and fined him Marshals led McLain from the courtroom to a holding cell where he was permitted time with his their two who sobbed when sentence was He was destroyed by the length of the Defense attorney Arnold Irvine said after a brief meeting with Assistant Attorney Ernst who prosecuted the said McLain probably will have to serve one third of the sentence eight years before being considered eligible for Levine said he will ask bond for McLain while he ap He expects well be successful on appeal and hell be out in about 10 Levine McLain was convicted March 16 following a 14week Last codefendaiits Seymour Sher and Frank Cocchiaro received maximum 20year prison terms for conspiracy and Women among Legend leaders AUSTIN AP Mickey Wright and Kathy Whitworth proved they werent just a publicity gimmick for the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf There were some red faces in the mens clubhouse Thursday after the WrightWhitworth team posted a 5 under par 65 playing from the back It was the first appearance for women in a PGA sanctioned event against men in headtohead com Defending champions Billy Casper and Gay Brewer were among five teams to beat the women in the opening round of the betterball They shot an 8 under par Im said the 45yearold winner of 87 professional the most in golf Im said a winner of 82 tour naments who came out of a fiveyear retirement to play The boys in the locker room were almost Were they playing from the same tees asked Bob I didnt think they could do that to be quite The teams of Ken Still and Roberto DeVicenzo and Charlie Sifford and Jim Ferree were locked in second place with a 7under par Art Wall and Doug Sanders and Orville Moody and Billy Maxwell were at 6under Tied for fifth place with Wright and Whitworth were Peter ThomsonKel Fred HaasDick Miller and Don JanuaryGene The women were paired with January and Littler Whitworth birdied four of the first six holes and chipped in a 30footer from off the green on the 18th Wright saved par on two holes Whitworth had who had six birdies predicted the women werent going to I dont feel they are capable of winning the tour nament but they are going to beat some teams out said Their score is Wright said she was a nervous Nellie on the first On the first I felt like a teenager who never had a club in her Wright I was frightened to I was praying I wouldnt hook Whitworth I was really nervous but I can imagine how nervous Mickey had to An admiring Still said he thought their round was just Why not women in this tournament Where would we be in the world without Wright said they were just playing the 70 not against the
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