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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports May New Texas Page 11A Boston take steps towards rematch Lakers stifle Sonics AP Magic Johnson saved his best for what he calls winnin time as the Los Angeles Lakers took a 20 lead over the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBAs Western Conference Tom on the other saved his best for the postgame selected Monday as the NBAs Most Valuable scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to lead the Lakers to a 112104 victory over the Weve been there so many times before and we know what to do and who to look Johnson said of the games final They were doubling me all the but I dont worry about just When I was finally able to break through at the the scoring just came into Seattles highscoring was held to eight all in the first He made only four of his 12 field goal he was livid concerning the games of It was discouraging because I didnt play as well as I could Chambers I think referee Eddie Middleton had a wager on the He It seemed like we always led them five fouls to And the refs gave them a few at the end of the quarter to make it I was going for a rebound and got hit on the head by an Referee Jake ODonnell was right on top of but Eddie called a foul on me from The bestofseven series now moves to Seattle for the third and fourth games Saturday and 1 wouldnt have wanted to go up to Seattle having to win two even though I think we can get it Coach Pat Riley of the Lakers They have to beat us four out of five You have to hold service on your own The Lakers did just that thanks mainly to Johnson and forward James who had 25 of his 30 points in the first The Lakers went ahead for good 6059 on a sky hook by Kareem AbdulJabbar just 1 minutes into the third But two free throws by Dale Ellis with left in the game pulled Seattle as close as 10199 after Los Angeles led by as many as eight points early in the fourth But a 3point field goal by Michael Cooper with left extended the Lakers lead to and the Sonics got no closer than four points after The Lakers won Game 1 of the series 9287 last Satur Johnson made a foul shot with remaining and a pair of free throws with to go to extend a 104100 Los Angeles lead to seven After Ellis made two free throws with left to make it Johnson drove the lane for a layup with 48 seconds remaining to clinch the AbdulJabbar and Byron Scott added 16 points each for the Green had 15 points and a gamehigh 14 rebounds for Los which outrebounded Seattle 42 Ellis led the Sonics with 22 Xavier McDaniel ad ded 18 points and eight Cold Celtics throttle colder Pistons BOSTON AP It was an unbelievable but not because it was well How could two of basketballs best Isiah Thomas and Larry miss 33 of 46 fieldgoal at tempts How could two of basketballs best the Detroit Pistons and Boston perform with such mediocri ty in the playoffs And how could the NBAs defending champions be as banged up as they say they are All that stuff about injuries is a lot of Thomas said after Boston beat the Pistons 10491 in Tues day nights opener of their Eastern Conference final I think they are flat out Center Robert who is recovering from a sprain ed left had 31 points and nine Forward Kevin who has a broken bone in his right foot and is getting over a sprained right had 21 And who is relatively hopes his shooting touch vill get well after he made just seven of 22 But he finished with a tripledouble of 18 16 re bounds and 11 I try to play the total game every he If Im not I try to make up in other He wasnt the only superstar who couldnt find the Thomas had two points in the first when he made just one of 12 He ended up leading Detroit with 18 but connected on only six of his 24 Ill never shoot this way he Next time I dont know if theyll leave me that open but if they they11 Next time is Thursday when the Celtics are home again for Game 2 of the bestofseven They have won 33 of their last 34 games at Boston where the Pistons are 015 since winning on In the both teams showed the effects of their previous The Celtics had trouble mustering much intensity after ending their intense sevengame series with Milwaukee last Detroit had trouble shaking off the cobwebs from five days on the sidelines since they eliminated Atlanta 41 last Wednesday We were a little Detroit forward Ricky Mahorn I guess the layoff didnt As for the letdown was very much apparent out after the championshiptype series with Celtics Coach Jones Joe Dumars sevenfoot shot from the lane gave Detroit a 1611 But two baskets by Dennis Johnson and one by Jerry Sichting put Boston on top 1716 with left in the first Detroit never caught The Pistons did cut a 4440 halftime deficit to 4847 on a basket by Adrian who had 17 But a dunk by Parish on a pass from Bird launched a 2614 Parish had 13 points in that which gave Boston a 7461 The lead was 7568 after three quarters and 9083 when Detroits Vinnie Johnson made a layup with left in the I was ecstatic going into the final seven Detroit Coach Chuck Daly That was great after the way we shot in the 7987 a banner year for track and field By TIM WAITS Staff Writer If anyone knows of a more exciting track and field season around these parts in the quarter of a century or speak There couldnt have been many seasons in which three meets involv ing Canyon and New Braunfels were decided by a single There definitely hasnt been a year in which three local athletes have won a gold medal at the University Interscholastic League State Besides all but one of the nine athletes that qualified for state from area schools scored at Believe thats The exciting memories of the 1987 New Braunfels1 Din Dorman 3rd from left runs the 800 at Photo by Leslie Kriewaidt season abound New Braunfels boys only about threequarters strong due to the spring break winning the Smithson Valley Ranger Unicorn yes Jeff Bryan breaking the 49second barrier in the 400 meters for the first time and helping the Unicorn team to a comefrombehind championship at the Canyon Cougar Relays the Unicorns third cham pionship in a senior Kody Smith mak ing a superhuman effort on the an chor leg of the 1600meter relay to hold off a strong challenger from Austin giving the Cougars se cond place in the and preserv ing a onepoint championship win at the Unicorn Smith actually fell behind slightly with about 50 meters to before gutting it out to win at the finish Canyon boys team accepting their championship plaque at the District 184A with only eight all of whom achieved maximum points in each of their respective Unicorn boys team accep ting their championship plaque at the Region IV winning by one hurdler Kevin Walker His goldmedal per formance in the 300intermediate hurdles at the state meet has to be the most exciting individual effort of the as the anchor on the Unicorn 1600meter relay team at the Region IV Meet in San speeding away from Rockport Fultons anchor at the top of the final turn to secure the Unicorns cham pionship at the Ken Class 4As best and most consistent discus unleashing the throw of my life at the state meet for the gold Canyons Scott Balmos and New Braunfels1 Kevin Walker center fly during the 110 hurdles in Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt Scott Class 4As best and most consistent pole clearing no less than 15 feet at every meet this year which climaxed in a gold medal at Hennig and DAlfonso earned the first Cougar gold medals in 22 Valleys Leslie juggling three events the high 800meter relay and the 400 that are scheduled closely together and going to regional in all She qualified for state in the high jump and placed at regional on the relay and in the All of that culminated in a fine fifthplace finish at Renata working out only a couple of weeks in the hurdles and earning a place at the regional Danny Dorman running a tactically brilliant 800meter race at the regional meet to break the This is a mere glossing over of some of the most outstanding memories of the Sure there were some disappointments Doak twotime Class 2A 800 and 1600 beset with unable to com pete at his peak sprinter Brad troubled with sore unable to run at top although he did do an admirable job under the cir cumstances at Unicorn Julie Barrow not reaching the state meet in either the discus or the shot put The winning throw in the shot at state was a foot less than her personal Kevin a regional qualifier for the 400and 1600meter relay teams and the open caught by House Bill 72 prior to the regional Smithson Valleys Richard a regional qualifier in the 1600meter slowed by tendinitis and unable to stay in contention at But the awesome far outweighs the and if 1988 is even half as breathtaking as 1987 watch out To the track and field athletes of thanks for the Rangers surpass Tigers Houston loses AP Jf beauty is in the eye of the is the aesthetic quality of a baseball Looking at Tuesday nights game from the win ners Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine called it a heck of a pallgame and one hell of a Shifting through the debris of his clubs 108 loss in the Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson sailed it a In my is years of managing to the major Anderson thats the worst baseball game Ive ever managers had evidence to back their More baseball See Pgge 12A Valentines Rangers went into the fifth toning trifling 12 and raUied to wto it on Larry Parrish 2ftUfc Sflffl hOffif run to the bottom of the Along the Texas relievers Ron MeriJith art Pate Moteeic combined for H tostoi of relief with picking up the the central figures in the scuffle that erupted while the Rangers were staging a 3rujn rally to pull within He Heath trieJ to trip me is I was coming to the said He Ineaviglia yelleoi Get of my way as he crossed the said hollered back that I wasnt to hfe way and things broke No punches were really Parrish was oa first having stogled home whifl the scuffle and toMder Barren gyajs sjjrt of Pirates Astros 2 PITTSBURGH AP All the Pittsburgh Pirates needed to beat the Houston Astros was Mike Diazs long ball and Bobby Bonillas short Diaz hit one of the Pirates longest homers of the season and Bonillas apparently routine ground ball scored what proved the winning run in the seventh inning as the Pirates defeated This was an excellent win for Diaz said We hid key hits in clutch We did the little things you have to do to win ball and its important for us to keep doing those things if were gonna be a Andersons evajujtlon was flavored by the f tfeaj bjs clyb mjjji five giving the Rangers gnd m bullpen wuWflt hold m JA M Pric served up yie horoer to i gf oM gyys roHtog ajrom4 se we feujy whs driven horns to last H way long homer into the third tier of Three Rivers Stadiums seats and Sid greams RBI single starter Fisher to a 20 lead to fti fifth inning until the rains After a Pittsburgh Manage r Jim Jeyland Fisher with rookie iftatft PajTilb ta Jfef plate Witt two art tW9 rujajjers OJ5 Ktog to 30 before hitting g drive tbjl traveled bench iSgflg to m ftftb Kg In which there VU I lot 91 mJJWSi Around bVt m PWVhes Irt onjy one that of Rangers left fielder toil the lead by avowing Glenn PaviS homer to the sixth and mother run to lottowtog ftttJy Hatchers guj hjstjW woundup the winntog Arlington It hit with enough impact to break a seat in the bleachers wfflt m ajLd it brofce Is the payers said Ander I ever get iflvojved Incayiglia Detroit Mike v ere Bob BrQWir and Don Sought homered for the ytf Trammell ajod Darnell Coles connected tor the i sw game wtontoE streak snaoDfid the Astros ttod got tomjdjlate trouble fc seventh when he hit with a Wtter BJ1 Atep ftojpS sad Btpy BLoadi ftpsWa then gromded tp but shortstop Tbpn dipped iJU porajas throw foy an ajyiowjng BsHarql to score the goahead iofenjty Ray fofewed With a sacrifice Howe a question mark in Game 2 of Cup finals Alberta AP The Philadelphia Flyers know who they need to they just dont know if they can count on After the torture therapy I went I dont want to miss injured AllStar defenseman Mark Howe said Tuesday as he prepared for tonights Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final against the Edmonton Howes injured knee continued to be a sore point for the Flyers along with the revelation that center Pelie Eklund had suffered a mild Charley according to Coach Mike both will be available for tonights along with previously injured players Murray Lindsay Cajrsfflp afld JJ The progress of owr injured players from he last game has Improved and were expecting that and possibly three of them are ready to play to terms of Keenan said that actually everyone would be available with the exception of right wing Tim who is possibly out for the rest of the playoffs with an injured Howe of course is the biggest name of the bunch and his situa tion became of prominent concern to the Flyers after he suffered a socalled Charley horse in his left knee in Philadelphias 42 loss in Game 1 Sunday A trainer translated the injury into stret ched Howe was unable to practice either Monday or Tuesday and will test the sensitive knee for the first time to pregame warmups tonight at the Northlands Col I expect Mark Howe to Keenan He has a contusion and hasnt skated stoce Sunday But he is recovering from the if Howe cant Keenan said the Flyers woiW have to make smwe You could never replace Mark Weve gone 90 games mattjg adjustments for Keenan Its a fact of
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