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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports LA races past Boston for 20 lead Cooper breaks record and ties another as Lakers dominate the Celtics AP Vir tually everyone may be conceding the NBA title to the Los Angeles but Coach Pat Riley definite ly Ive been around thisgame too long and remember last year when we whipped Houston in the first game of their Western Conference playoff series and then we got beat four straight Riley said when asked if he thought his Lakers would continue to have an easy time with the defending champion Boston But Riley may have trouble con vincing others that the who took a 20 lead in the bestofseven series with a 141122 romp over the Celtics Thursday arent If you take the attitude where you think its over youre going to get he Im not cautious about I firmly believe Michael Cooper 3pointers The series now switches to Boston for the third game the fourth on Tuesday and the if on But Riley had to admit that the who beat Boston 129113 in Tuesday nights opening game at the are playing great Im Were playing championship he adding that the Lakers were playing their best at the most timely of Celtics Coach Jones seemed to I cant remember a team that uses the fast break as well as they he They have 12 different ways to come at you with the fast They could run down the court with their eyes closed and could find James Worthy under the basket wide They could run down the court with their eyes closed and find Michael Cooper in the threepoint area licking his the Los Angeles reserve who was voted the NBAs top defen sive player this continued to spark the Lakers with his As he has often in this years he started them rolling when the game was This Cooper came off the bench to ignite a rally that began late in the first quarter and continued through the The Celtics had held a fivepoint but Coopers shooting helped the Lakers pull out to He finished the game with 21 points in 26 including an NBA finals record of six threepoint on just seven longrange He also matched the finals record for assists in a quarter with eight in the secondperiod Laker teammate Magic Johnson also matched that in the third Cooper came in and broke our backs with those said Celtics forward Larry who led Boston with 23 points and 10 re Stars playing in Colorado The New Braunfels Stars are in Colorado for a weekend soccer tour nament featuring more than 100 teams from across the and the New Braunfels team wont be satisfied with much less than a spot in the Its going to be a great said Stars Coach Bob Thrift before leav ing with the team Wednesday after noon on the first leg of the trip for We will do well in Col Our goal is to be in the cham pionship The Stars will be one of the youngest teams competing in the Under 19 with half of the New Braunfels team just 16 years But playing older teams has not stopped the Stars Two weeks ago the New Braunfels team traveled to Austin to play mostly older teams and wound up the tournaments We found out we could compete with other boys who were older than us in Thrift We played some good teams with a lot of 18year olds and hung right in there with Although the team is comparative ly the Stars do enjoy the benefit of having played together for a long Six of the players Tim Tony John Paul Travis Paul Buck and Jeff Bryan have been playing together since they were six years Most of the others joined up not long Many of the Stars players even took a trip to Mexico City several years ago for another These kids have been playing together and traveling together for so they are like a Thrift Although physically ailing after playing in the Austin in juries will not keep any of the Stars from competing in the tournament at the Air Force Bryan and Leonard Lagunas should both be at full strength after getting injured in Thrift The only absent starter is goalie Peter who is vacationing with his family in Teams in the national tournament are allowed to use up to three guest and the Stars have found a goalie from Colorado Springs who Thrift said comes highly recom The team arrived in Colorado Spr ings on Thursday after spending Wednesday night in and will do some sightseeing today and get a little practice in before playing two games on Two more games are scheduled for Sunday with the semifinal and cham pionship games taking place Monday Leonard Lagunas will be at full strength for the Saberhagen pitches 10th victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE Bret Saberhagen became the first 10game winner in the major pitching a seven hitter Thursday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 61 and ended their four game losing overcame a shaky first inning when he gave up Seattles only run on two hits and a Saberhagen struck out five and walked Panny Steve Balboni Kevin each homered for the playing his first game at the Kingdoms since being by Seattle to Kansas City during the winter hit a tworun homer in the inning that broke 3 H tsbuJJ connected for his eighth home run of the season with one out after error by sjiprtsfop Rey Mjke shut out Kansas city on two hits through four before Balboni hit eighth home run With one ogl in the Bravest Pirates 3 American League By The Associated Press East Division W L GB New York 33 20 Toronto 30 20 Ite Milwaukee 28 21 3 Baltimore 27 25 Petroit 25 25 Boston 25 28 8 Cleveland 17 35 15A West Pivision W L QB Kansas City 28 22 Minnesota 27 25 2 Oakland 26 25 2fe Seattle 27 26 2M California 23 so m Chicago 2i 28 Texas 21 28 Thursdays Games Detroit 5 Milwaukee New York 3 California Chicago 2 Kansas City Settle Todays Games Petroit Robinson 32 gj Boston Nipper Hn Baltimore gejj at Toronto Key 6 Harris H it Minnesota BJyleyenHMn New York John H Milwaukee Chicago AJJgn 9i at CgUfornia 4MB CaMoiH H at Murphy got the Atlanta Braves out of tMr scoring sjump jo 3 Kansas City Jackson 26 at Seattle n National League By The Associated Press East Division W L G8 Louis 31 19 Chicago 30 22 2 Montreal 28 23 New 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earlier in the day by had a tworun homer and two The Red Sox broke the game open with five runs in the sixth inning against Walt and reliever Willie Boggs triple sparked the out 3 Rob Deer hit two homers and Milwaukee scored seven runs in the fifth inning to beat New Tecldy stopped his losing stresife with his first victory since April He gave up three runs on seven hits in eight inn ingSj pd the host Brewers backed him with four double Deer hjjnered in the secpno and toyrtfc iMWgs against Joe 3 i Greg Brock Dale Sveujn hit Aowblf5 in the the big towig against the Yankees this gays up three ryjnj w hits ifl seven Jeff fer Angels White SQX 2 wmy mi stoile sjjappesl 9 W tie ifl fee eighth iyninjyag ajo4 Uf ted Cardinals 3 Padres Wattsefcfett i fewiw terns te gpMfes sbti iM H m fer mm tumA m m NBA By The Associated Press CHAMPIONSHIP Tuesdays Game Los Angeles Boston 111 Thursdays Game Los Angeles Boston Los Angeles leads series 20 Sundays Game Los Angeles at Boston Tuesdays Game Los Angeles at Boston Thursdays Game Los Angeles at If necessary 14 Boston at Los if necessary June 16 Boston at Los if necessary Here we were up by two or three and all of a sudden he hits a couple of threes and next thing you the Lakers are up by Cooper was one of five Lakers to score more than 20 Byron Scott had Worthy and Kareein AbdulJabbar had 23 and Johnson had 22 points and 20 After their second lopsided loss to the the Celtics found themselves hoping the return to Boston where theyve won a remarkable 84 of their last 86 will change their Asked what mysterious aura their home arena seems to have for the Jones I dont know what it I just hope its still there when we get If it well be in good Ill take my chances on getting three in a row at Bird Ive always said that Game 5 is the crucial and we have to like the fact that we have it at Many observers question whether there will be a fifth Late in the second half of Game the fans at the Forum were Sweep Sweep Sweep MacLeod grabs Maverick reins DALLAS AP Just 14 weeks after being fired by the Phoenix John MacLeod has rebounded to win one of the NBAs plum jobs head coach of the Dallas who took his team to the NBA playoffs nine times but never won the was named Thursday night to replace Dick Motta as coach of the sevenyearold Mavericks owner Don Carter Terms of the contract between MacLeod and Carter were not an although general manager Norm Sonju said it is a similar ongoing handshake contract like the one that Motta had with whose unwritten contract was renewed each year by a hand shake with stunned team of ficials May 20 when he resigned after seven seasons with the NBA We were just delighted that John MacLeod was available at this Were very fortunate to have him join He is the correct person for the franchise at this Sonju We want to give Dick Motta credit for helping establish the framework for the growth of our franchise to a 55victory But there is a new challenge and that is to chart new waters in the Sonju The Mavericks have never advanc ed beyond the second round of the NBA They were eliminated by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round this year after winning the Midwest Division Under the Suns went to the playoffs nine times and made it to the finals in when they lost to the Boston He was fired when team officials said they needed new said he was thrill ed to get the Mavericks I feel like a healthy tradition has just been I hope we can take this team to the brass ring some he Im thrilled about joining the Its a great organization with a good young ball club thats go ing to mature and get and its in a good city with great fan So John MacLeod is a very fortunate man MacLeod The fact that Don Carter flew out night after a long workday to spend time with me and my family and to watch my little daughter play a slowpitch Softball game indicates that they did want he MacLeod met with Carter in Phoenix on Wednesday Bucks assistant lands head job MILWAUKEE AP Del Harris says his new role as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks has been made easier because he inherits the momentum of Don Nelson who handl ed the NBA club for 11 I would rather follow where suc cess has been established and it can be more easily maintained than try ing to get some dog to wake Har ris Harris signed a threeyear con 1 tract just over a week after Nelson formally resigned because of what he called differences with club owner Herbert a former Houston Rockets became an assistant coach last season under He was Bucks scout for three Lend Wi lander breeze to finals PARIS AP Topseeded Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander breezed into the final of the French Open Friday to set up a replay of the mens championship match of two years the defending beat fellow Czechpsjovak Miloslav Mecir while who beat Lendl in the 1985 charged back from early trouble to crush West Germanys Poris the 2 The womens wUi be decided Saturday with topseeded Martini Nayratiloyi playing 3 Sttffi Graf West kendj feat wte is frora in lasi 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