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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1974 THE LETHBRIDQC HERALD-23 Bucks force final BOSTON A clutch basket by Kareem Abdul-Jab- bar gave Milwaukee Bucks a 102-101 win over Boston Celtics Friday forcing a deciding game in their best-of- seven National Basketball Association final Abdul-Jabbar sank a right- handed hook shot with three seconds left in the second overtime period to give the Bucks the win The two teams meet for the title in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon Abdul-Jabbar hit while mov- ing toward the baseline just four seconds after John Havli- cek had put Boston in front 101-100 with a baseline jump shot Abdul-Jabbar's dramatic basket spoiled a comeback by the Celtics who trailed virtually the entire way until late in the fourth period COWENS SCORES Dave Cowens scored on a jump shot for the Celtics to tie the score 86-86 at the end of regulation play Havlicek then knotted the count 90-90 in the closing seconds of the first overtime The Bucks withstood a furious second overtime burst by Havlicek who scored nine of Boston's last 11 points Abdul-Jabbar scored only four of his 34 points in the two overtime sessions he saved his last basket for the end The centre had no trouble going overhead with his patented right-hook shot as Cowens had fouled out with 1 26 left in the second extra period Veteran Oscar Robertson scored two key baskets for the Bucks in the final minutes while unheralded Mickey Davis contributed a key field goal on a baseline jumper which put Milwaukee in front 100-99 with 23 seconds remaining Two of the six games in the series have gone into overtime Milwaukee winning both Minor ball Craig Nyrose fanned 10 batters as he carried the Dodgers to a 22-6 victory over the Cubs in Norcrest Little League action last night Rick Cal provided four singles for the winners who stroked 18 hits against losing pitcher Rick Burla In other Norcrest action the Pirates overwhelmed the Cardinals 22 2 as both John Jardin and Rodney Houghton blasted home runs HoUghton was the winning pitcher while Mark Leikosky took the loss for the Cardinals In Lakeside Little League action the Angels thumped the Canucks 17 6 Gordon Tail registered 13 strikeouts en route to the victory while adding two doubles and two singles to his own cause Brandon Ferguson was tagged for 12 hits in taking the loss McNally watched Orioles' 3-1 win Tough defence Boston's John Havlicek passes through the Milwaukee defence Expos shake recent Driessen surprises himself By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Evan Dan Dnessen was sur prised at his first home run in 51 which ended Cincin- nati Reds' winning drought Driessen who also had two clouted his homer in the fourth inning Friday night to give the Reds a 2-1 win over Houston Astros in National League baseball action Tony Perez who scored ahead of jumped up and down four times on home plate because been so long I wanted to make sure I got in 'It was a fast ball just above the said Dnessen 'I've been trying to hit a homer all but the rain and the layoffs have just killed my rhythm In other Philadelphia Phillies beat Pittsburgh Pirates Montreal Expos edged St Louis Cardinals 5 Los Ange- les Dodgers downed San Diego Padres 7-5 San Francisco Gi- ants shaded Atlanta Braves 5- 4 in 13 innings and New York Mets thumped Chicago Cubs 7- 2 RUTHVEN STARS Dick Ruthven and Mac Scarce stopped the Pirates on four hits to lead the Phillies The only hits off Ruthven were singles by Richie Hebner in the first and ninth innings and Rickie Zisk in the second The Phillies got a home run from Mike Schmidt in the sixth inning It was in the best interests of the Expos that Steve their ace stay in against the Cards After Montreal had dropped three games in a row and nine of 10 Rogers was pounded for four runs and five hits in the fourth inning but the trailing scored two unearned runs in the fifth on Willie Davis' single and a bases-loaded walk to Ron Fairly wasn't looking to take Rogers out said manager Gene Mauch I was looking for him to get somebody out Steve who homered doubled in the tie- breaking run in the eighth in- ning after Ron Cey's single and a sacrifice to spark the Dodgers Yeager eventually scored on a pinch single by Tom Paciorek Cey and pinch hitter Ken McMullan also homered while Darrel Thomas connected for the Padres Garry Maddox of the Giants singled home Bobby Bonds in the 13th inning after Bonds led off with a single off Buzz Capra and went to second as Tito Fuentes grounded out The Giants came from behind twice They tied the score 3-3 in the fifth on Dave Kingman's an infield out and Bonds' sacrifice fly Chris Speier hit a home run in the making it 4-4 Darrell Evans hit a three-run homer for Atlanta and Hank Aaron doubled home the Braves' other run Jerry Grote drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and Dave Schneck hit a two-run leading the Mets and Jerry to victory Grote s two-run one of his three came as the Mets scored three times in the second inning against the Cubs' Burt Hooton Schneck homered in the seventh off Ray Burns By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Left-hander Dave McNally of Baltimore Orioles says it's fun winning close baseball but he would be happier if he didn't have to watch from the bench He allowed only six hits dur- ing nine then watched from the bench as reliever Bob Reynolds took over and helped Baltimore defeat Cleveland Indians 3-1 in 10 innings in an American League game Friday night Losing pitcher Steve Kline gave up four hits over nine in- but was chased in the 10th when Boog Powell pinch-runner Enos Cabell was sacrificed to second and Earl Williams delivered a tie-breaking single Kline departed and the Ori- oles picked up an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Don Baylor off reliever Tom Hilgendorf In other New York Yankees downed Milwaukee Brewers Detroit Tigers edged Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics beat Minnesota Twins California Angels shaded Kansas City Royals 2-1 and Chicago White Sox nipped Texas Rangers 8-7 in 14 innings McNally raised his record to 3-2 while Kline lowered his to 3-1 'We both had real good said Kline had our chances to score and we didn't Dave just outlasted me Maybe next time I'll outlast him Baltimore scored in the third on a home run by Mark Belanger and Cleveland tied it in the seventh on a homer by Frank Duffy Dick Tidrow of New York checked Milwaukee on seven hits to even his record at 3-3 Thurman Munson and Chris Chambliss contributed run- scoring doubles for the Yankees who held on to first place in the East Don Money and Darrell Porter homered tor the Brewers who have dropped five straight Pinch-hitter Ben Oglivie stung his former Boston mates by doubling home the winning run with one out in the ninth for Detroit Al Kaline hit a three-run homer and Norm Cash a solo shot for Short sport TO COACH GENERALS ATLANTA Bob a 25-year veteran of professional was named Thursday as the new head coach of the N C Generals of the Southern Hockey League has been a player and scout the last two years for the World Hockey Association's Los Angeles Sharks During his he also played for the National Hockey League's Montreal Detroit Red Wings and Boston HANSEN JOINS BREWERS MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers of the American League have acquired first baseman Bob Hansen from their baseball farm club at Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League Hansen who led the American Association with 25 home runs for Evansville last joins the Brewers today in New York Slowpitch In Commercial Men's Slow Pitch action Ober s Esso of Coaldale got a home run from Ken Cnssanzon and went on to defeat the Canada West Gas Co 25-7 In other the Lethbndge Fire Department won a squeaker over the Block Brothers Blazers by a score of 28-27 Gordon Dow was the winning pitcher while Dennis Huber took the loss Willie Brees hit a grand slam home run as the Eagles trounced Palhser Distillers 14-2 in City Men's Slowpitch league action the Tigers Rico Petrocelh tied it in the Red Sox ninth with a three-run homer off Detroit reliever John but Killer got the victory his fifth in as many decisions GETS HELP Jim Hunter of the Athletics raised his record to 6-2 with relief help from Darold Knowles and Rollie Fingers. Deron Johnson knocked in two runs with a homer and a single for Oakland Nolan Ryan fired a four- hitter and struck out 10 batters to up his record to 4-3 on behalf of California Mickey Rivers doubled home the first California run and scored the second on an error by second baseman Cookie Rojas Amos Otis homered for the Royals Jorge who entered the game as a pinch-runner in the singled in Dick Allen with the winning run for the White Sox Allen contributed a two-run homer and Bill Melton a two-run double for Chicago Alex Johnson had three hits for Texas which has lost six straight Don't worry TORONTO Full back George Reed of Saskatchewan Roughriders said Friday that the World Football League is causing some people unnecessary worry The all-time rushing leader in the Canadian Football League said the WFL is going to cause improved conditions for players in the CFL I don't think you're going to see any dilution in Canadian football We can survive We've been through worse Most players the ones you really wonder about will honor their contracts might be some who will test the option clause and that's not a bad idea The option that's something else Personally I don t like it re supposed to become a free agent if you play out your option year for a 10-per-cent reduction in pay but it doesn't work that way should allow you to move freely but you can't Youi which cuts your salary 10 per cent has to be reimbursed If the team isn't you might not be able to play for any other team Reed president of the CFL Players' is one of the CFL stars who will compete today in a charity touch football game against members of the National Football League Players' Association Foli late Montreal's Tim Foli is out by a mile at home plate Howe makes WHA Ail-Star team LOS ANGELES Gordie 12 times a first- team all-star in the National Hockey has won first- team honors in his first season in the World Hockey Association with Houston Aeros The 45-year-old veteran of 25 seasons with Detroit Red Wings in the NHL where he also made the second all-star team nine edged WHA scoring champion Mike Walton of Minnesota Fighting Saints for the right wing spot on the WHA s first team this season Left-winger Bobby Hull and centre Andre Lacroix complete the first team forward line announced today by the WHA which polled writers and sports broadcasters in each of the 12 league cities Hull player-coacn of Winni- peg Jets Lacroix of New Jer- sey Knights and defenceman Paul Shmyr of Cleveland Crusaders are repeaters from the 1973 first team Defenceman Pat Stapleton of Chicago Cougars and goalie Don McLeod of Houston Aeros complete the 1974 first team Howe s son and team-mate Maik won the left wing spot on the second team joining Walton and centre Nordiques name Gendron QUEBEC Jean-Guy Gendron has been named coach of Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey the club announced Friday who played for the Nordiques for two seasons re- places Jacques who resigned last Saturday as coach and general manager joined the Nor- diques in the fall of 1972 after playing five seasons for Phila- delphia Fivers of the National Hockey League He also played with New York Rangers Wayne Carleton of Toronto Toros J C Tremblay of Quebec Nordiques and Al Hamilton of Edmonton Oilers form the defence and Gerry Cheevers of Cleveland was voted the second-team goalie The third team has left winger George Morrison of Minnesota right winger Danny of Vancouver Blazers centre Ralph Backstrom of Chicago Cougars defencemen Kevin Morrison of New Jersey and Brad Selwood of New England Whalers and goalie Al Smith of New England SPORT FANS DIDN'T J KNOW W By GARY KIRK What were grealesl hockey teams of all time'' How aboul these teams 72 Bruins 56 Canadiens 52 Red Wings 41 Bru ns and 48 Maple Leats The newest major league in sports the World Team Tennis League has some of the most immagmative nick- names in sports Most are either tennis flavored or oriented Denver New York Sets San Francisco Golden Chicago Boston Lob Pittsburgh Detroit Loves and Baltimore Banners the 'Star Spangled was written Of all the regular players in major league baseball today which ones have the hiahesi lifetime batting averages'3 They are A1 Bumbry 338 Rich Coggms 320 Ralph Garr 318 ard Rod Carew 316 I bet you didn't know that the UNIROYAL FASTRAK POLYESTER has 4 tough plies of 78 series for that low wide husky tread depth long dependable mileage See KIRK'S the bast deal for every wheel I KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. 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