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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars and stripes aha flail Pittsburgh Rolls past Minnesota St. Paul Minneapolis a Connie Hawkins and Chico Vaughn scored 60 Point Between them As the Pittsburgh pipers posted a 107-99 Victory Over Minnesota in the american division final playoffs wednes Day night. Hawkins finished with 32points and Vaughn got 28 As the pipers took a 2-1 Lead in thebest-of-7 series. Hawkins got three baskets and Vaughn a three Pointer As Pittsburgh outscored minnesota9-2 Over a three minute Span Midway in the fourth Quarter to Widen its Lead from 87-85 to 96-87 with four minutes muskies got within four twice after that but Art hey Man and Charlie Williams each Sank a pair of free throws in the final minute to keep the pipers out of Side was Able to mount More than a four Point Lead until Pittsburgh boomed ahead 64-56 Early in the second half. The pipers led the rest of the game Drew 8,357 fans to metropolitan sports Center Thebes attendance announced by the muskies since their Home opener last fall. Pittsburgh f t Hawkins 13 6-10 32 Ashton 2 1-2 5willims 9 5-5 23 Vaughn 9 s-10 28 Heyman 4 7-10 15 Wright 1 2-2 4 Jarvis 00-00 Porter 00-00 Parks 00-00 Dill 00-00 Minnesota Hunter Smith Anleu inn mgr Freem Keller Clar Palmr f t 7 13-21 27 65-61 9 5-9 23 4 2-3 10 b 2-2 2 3-4 1 1-2 00-00 totals 38 29-39 107 total 34 31-47 99 Pittsburgh 22 31 26 28107 m inn Sota 9 21 24 25 99 three Point goal Vaughn 2.fouled out Pittsburgh Washington Wright. Minn Tynota Daniels. Total fouls Pittsburgh 31. Minnesota27. Attendance 8,li07. Dallas up the new Orleans buccaneers rallied a the final three minutes wednes Day night to overcome a late Dallas Chaparral Lead and Wen ahead to take a 110-107 american basketball association Western division playoff Victory gave new Orleans a 2-1 Edge in the Best of seven series. New Orleans took the Lead for Good when James Jones hit a Short jump shot with 2 34remaining to push the score to 104-102.Jones and the other new Orleans guard Larry Brown led the bucs to the win. Brown was the top new Orleans score with 25 Points and Jones had 23. The game was close All the Way As new Orleans held a two Point Lead at the end of the first Quarter before Dallas tied it 54 54 at the half. The buc regained a three Point Lead at the end of the third Quarter but Dallas started Strong in the final stanza and went out i front 90-89 with 9 06 to play. Dallas led the rest of the Way until Jones two Pointer made it 104-102. New Orleans or list Aloe Liuell Lllan Uro Wii j us Dot ran i Cikvari Wii a f t 1-2 6s-Jo m 1-7 him -j5 ii i-7 00 Dallas Powell Peck hol Irin i Lunati g f 10 13-Hy a 2 1-3 7 3 3 5-7 0 00 1 1-1 5 3-4 1 3-3 Weiskopf outfits Nicklaus i Augusta a. A favorite Jack Nicklaus and chief challenger Tom Weiskopf looked Down each other s gun barrels in a rare head to head Confron tation wednesday on the eve of the 32nd masters Golf tournament. Bracketed in a final tune up round Over the rain soaked Augusta National course they Bot shot two Emder Par 70s but it was Weiskopf who took slugging honors. He outhit the massive Golden ear rated Golf s strongest Driver by 20 to 30 Yards while gallery of several Hundred marvelled but he refused to be swept up in a wave of Over conf was t trying to outdid Tance anybody i was just hop ing i might learn something from said the 6foot4weiskopf, 25, like Nicklaus an Ohio state graduate and the season s leading Money Winner you Don t get paid Oft Oblong drives. I wish you did. This is a thinking Man s Golf course and i have to Nicklaus a Bull-shouldered210-Pounder with Thunder in his drives admitted that Weiskop Fis longer off the tee. 76ers Horn in celtics to knot East series Boston up the Phila Delphia 76ers parlayed hard muscle and the Long Range bombing of Wally Jones into a 115-106 series tying Victory Over the Boston celtics wednesday 76ers deadlocked the Best of seven National basketball association Eastern division finals at one win apiece after dropping the opener on their Home court last week. The series was to resume with the third game at Philadelphia thursday celtic supporting crowd of 14,780 saw a close game through lakers squeak by warriors 115-112, Lead in series 2-0 los Angeles a Tholos Angeles lakers rallied from a 10-Point deficit in the final Quarter to Edge the san Francis co warriors 115-112 and take a2-0 Lead in their Best-of-7 West Tern playoff of the National basketball association. Elgin Baylor and Jerry West each scored 36 Points. But it total 36 48-51 110 total 38 31-43 of new Orlean 26 28 33 2j110 Palla 2-4 30 30 23107 to Uleis out new Orleans of Vati. Tool new Urle Riib 31, in Allan Malu nuance a i. Mel counts. Clutch baskets was Reserve Center Mel counts a 7-footer, who scored six Cru Cial Points in the Laker Surg which brought them from a 92 82 deficit to a Lead at 107-105with just 1 50 remaining. The warriors closed the Gap to one Point before Field goals by Baylor and Archie Clark put the lakers out of reach. The teams move to san fran Cisco for the third game thurs Day crowd of 11,270 at the forum saw the lakers jump out Toa 43-24 first Quarter Lead. San Francisco scrapped Back Withfred Hetzel and Jeff Mullins leading the Way and closed the count to a two Point deficit at the , who has been the Warrior s leading scorer through the playoffs missed seven min a toe Lute in the first Quarter. He returned Midway in the secondhand wound up with 23 Points second Only to Hetzel s 36 forthe losers. In the final four minutes counts pushed los Angeles ahead 100-99 and Hetzel immediately sent the warriors Back into the Lead. Clyde Lee boosted the advantage to three Points with a shot from the out Side. But West completed a three Point play and the score was tied at 103.counts stuffer and two free throws by Rudy Larusso maintained the deadlock and then counts scored his sixth Point of the final period flurry and it sent the lakers ahead to stay utes of action when he dislocated san Franciscoq f t a Reno s 10-12 20 Hetzel 13 0-10 36 8 1-3 17 mall a 10 3-4 23 Attles 2 3-5 7bills 1 1-2 3 Wellck 32-26 King 00-00 los Angel soft 15 ft-7 36 3 3-fl 0 0-2 Baylor Wana Imhuff West Clark Mueller counts a Orch Crwford 2 0 4 11 14-16 30 7 in 00-0 4 1-1 00-0 1 0-1 total 41 30-38 112 total 43 29-38 118 san Francisco so 34 32 2211 to anode 34 26 24 31i1i fouled out san Franciaco Warlock. Loa Angeles Hawk Lna. Total fouls san fruit Cusco 27, los an Gela 28. Attendance 11,270. Most of the first half before Jones consistent jump shooting from the outside and the Corners broke the match open. Jones finished with 24 Points to nearly offset a 28-Point Effort by Boston s John Havlicek. " the game was marked by Anear Brawl several technical fouls a shattered backboard unofficial knocked groggy and forced out of action for half period. The on court dispute which closely followed a Battle in the stands nearly came to blow Between Boston s Larry Sieg Fried and Philadelphia s Hal Greer. The dispute Drew a crowd of players and officials but the pair were separated before an serious blows were struck. It also produced a Brief shoving session Between Wilt chamber lain and Wayne Embry. Official Kod referee Mendy Rudolph was knocked Semi conscious in the second period when he was accidentally hit by Boston s Sam Jones. Reserve official Manny Sokol filled in until Rudolph could return for the second half. Chet Walker collected 19 Points while Chamberlain and Greer had 15 each to Aid the Philadelphia attack while Tom Sanders scored 18 Bailey Howell 15 and Sam Jones 13 in the losing cause. Philadelphia f 1 5-8 5walkrjaksnchmbln Kjona order not Chloron Kuuku a12 4 4 4 s 1-13-7 0-07-8 1-13-fl 1-1 Bostons 10 Howell 11 snrira10 unwell 24 gjonfl15 Hancck 0 Nelson 11 8nfrd11 Embry the tar Wiz inn Oft 7 1-2 10 7 4-9 18 5 1-3 11 a 1-1 13 11 0-9 28 2 2-2 6 s 1-1 7 2 0-0 4 04 2 12 1 total 4721-32 115 totals 4516-24106 Philadelphia 32 35 19 �11bo ton 30 30 17 39106 fouled out Phil Ludelphia. Walker. Total Roula . 22. Boston,20. Attendance u.7ro. I 100 Yafen longer Elsaid exaggerating. A Nick Aua three time Maste Champion and rated the world s top tournament be the 4-1 favorite when Fri International Field of 74 tees thursday starting at 9 80 est. Weiskopf Winner of nor than 168,000 this year share the second Choice role with Arnold Palmer bidding for a fifth masters. They Are 8-1 at 8-1 Are Bill Casper National open Champion coming off a Victory earlier off week in the greater Greensboro open and Tony Jacklin the tour Rookie from in land whose Jacksonville Triumph was the first Ever for a briton on the professional Golf ers association tour. While the bulk of the spectators Are gushing Over the prodigious hitting of Nicklaus an Weiskopf Many of the knowledgeable followers Are quietly backing the hot putting Caspar Bill Hud wednesday s bes practice round a five under Par $7and continued to Knock Nicklaus Weiskopf the eyes out of the cups on the slow greens. I be never Felt better about my chances Gasper said confidently. I Hope this is this is his Lith masters and he s never , stopping every few feet to sign an autograph or shake a stranger s hand played nine holes and had a 34. Wit two birdies and two near Bir m not too Happy about my game Well just have to see How things go a serious Arnie said. He seems to find a Newwell of inspiration in the Mas ters. It s his kind of and Nicklaus have won seven of the last 10 titles is one of the season s hottest commodities. He has improved with every tournament. He believes he can win Here. He went fishing instead of practice ing on tuesday. The 6,980-Yard, Par 72 course with wide open fairways and huge greens played very slowly wednesday after Early Wees Rains but the Sun is expected to Shine. The greens will be fast you can bet on it Nick Iaus said. Pair of aces Bach to Bach Augusta a. Up Claude Harmon portly 51-year old Palm Springs calif., Golf pro had to buy All the drinks wednesday when he made Goodon a 7,864,765 to 1 shot. Harmon had two holds in Neback to Back during a special Par three contest at August National Golf course in the annual prelude to the master championship. Despite the two aces Harmon did not win. He finished with a three under Par 24. Two stroke behind Bob Rosburg and a stroke behind Kermit happen to you be Ore someone asked the Veteran pro who won the masters Here 20 years you kidding he answered. I Don t think it Ever happened to anyone Check of golfing officials Here failed to uncover an evidence of anyone Ever shoot ing two successive holes in on before. He made both with the Sam pitching wedge on the 80-Yard fourth Hole and the 100-Yardfifth. Playing in a threesome wit former pea Champ Dave Marr and Wes Ellis Harmon hit perfect shot for his first Ace on the fourth and the Crow surrounding the Green gave him a big went for his same wedge again on the fifth took Anice easy swing and with the Ball still in the air suld Tom Arr i got another you re Short said Marr also watching the flight of the Ball. ,."no, i aint called Back Harmon. To was right. The Ball w softly on the fifth Green a curled lazily into the cup. At first the crowd stared � disbelief. Then it yelled even louder than before. In Naon the next Hole the 140-Yart sixth Harmon s shot Law within six feet of the Hole a on the 155-Yard seventh he barely missed his Truro Hole in one by 24 Harmon sat m a clubhouse later buying maj and recounting his 7,864,765-104 Longshot or rather shots Box scores on i Atje a

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