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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 30, 1967, Tokyo, JapanI m ii a kicks playoff chances fade army Calls Maizie new York a new York spent 2 games wearing Down the Boston celtic Sand now there might not be enough kicks left to take advantage of it. The kicks lengthened their season by beating the celtics 123-112 in Boston Sun Day in the Eastern division semifinal play offs of the National basketball association but the Victory shortened their roster. Cazzie Russell whose 24 Points played a major part in the Triumph left monday for six months Reserve duty in the army and will be lost for tuesday night s rematch at Madison Square Garden on of he one of lakers the Cincinnati royals Jerry Lucas attempts to get past the Philadelphia 76ers Hal Greer 15 and Wilt Chamberlain at Phila Delphia. He was forced to pass off without trying for the shot. The royals beat the 76ers 120416 but Philadelphia went on to Clinch their Best-of-5 Eastern division semifinal playoffs in the National basketball association three games to one. Emile Nino Trade barbs sign for bout new York a a confident Nino Benvenuti and an irritable Emile Griffith traded banter and half seriously threatened to come to blows As they signed contract tuesday for a world middleweight boxing title Fig there april 17. Challenger Benvenuti of Tri Este Italy Drew an angry reaction from Champion Griffith when he walked up behind Griffith and tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. Griffith turned saw Benvenuti and stepped Back and started him not to be hitting me before the fight Griffith said waving his arms and looking around for someone to translate his remark into italian. Nobody did and Benvenuti Stoodt Here smiling his hands raised Ina mock serious fighting pose. Just Tell him not to be doing that that s All said Griffith from the Virgin islands an stalked away. Later asked if he really had been angry Griffith said i was just blowing off steam boxers posed for pictures afterwards with the usual Inci dents of fainted punches but no More raised fight $ 15-Rounder in Madi son Square Garden will be Griffith s third title defense. He won the Crown rpm Dick Tiger april 25, 1986, and out pointed Joey Archer in his two previous defences. R Benvenuti the. European middleweight Champion will be get Ting his first Opportunity at the world title it will be the 29-year-old/ italian s first fight in the United states. Griffith will receive a guarantee of $80,000 of 45 per cent of the live Gate and the . Benvenuti will receive 15 per cent t f the live Gate and the ancillary fighters exuded Confidence. Griffith told assembled report ers come on out and see me keep my a going to be my est fight Benvenuti said i m going Totake the title Home to looking rested and fit after night s rest from his trip Here monday Benvenuti said,.-/of, his planned fight strategy it s along time 15 rounds and some where he s bound to make a mis take. When he does i la get the challenger will leave wednesday for Haines Falls n.y., in the Catskill mountains North of new York City to train at the Villagio d italia a resort. Griffith s manager Gil Clancey said of Benvenuti he s got a Good left a Good Jab and a Power Ful right hand. It should be a real Good fight.". De Dooley chairman of the new York state boxing commis Sion said Griffith is going to have his hands s manager Bruno Amatuzzi said that if Benvenut wins the title hell make his first defense of it Here. Amatuzzi said he anticipated no problems with differences in the food Here because a local italia chef had been contracted to pre pare meals at Benvenuti s training amp. The fight will be televised nationally with the new York City blacked out. Royal regulars pocket $1,140 a Cincinnati a nine players of tile Cincire Itati royals coach Jack Mcmahon and Trainer Dick d Oriya each received $1,140 As a result of the royals National basketball association playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers. Rookies Jim Ware and Freddie Lewis who were with the royals part of the season each received$7ll50. Jon Mcglocklin who entered the army near the end of the regular season got $855. The royals lost the easter division Semi final playoffs three games to one. V the celtics who had beaten new York 21 straight times before somday Lead the Best-of5 series,2-1, and ruled the heavy favorite when the kicks had him new York is Given Little Chance. It had been coach Dick Mcguire s intention to Wear Down the aging celtics by substituting freely and pressing on defense. That strategy plus playing two games within 24 hours apparently worked against the celts. But Boston now gets a Day rest and new York might be too tire itself without Russell. The kicks have played the series without Dave Stallworth sidelined by a heart attack an Dick Barnett out with an injury leaving Only eight men who see regular action. Russell s loss left them with Russell player coach of the celtics closed the dressing Roo door for 15 minutes after sunday s humiliating defeat before 10,738fans in Boston Garden and talked to his club. The new York Victory delayed the Start of the East s final play off the Winner meeting Philadel phia in a Best-of-7 set. The 7 ers disposed of Cincinnati in four games. The West starts its final Divi Sion playoff thursday when san Francisco hosts the St. Louis Hawks. The teams play again on the West coast saturday an then travel to St. Louis for games april 5 and 8. The remaining con tests if necessary will be in san Francisco april 10, in St. Louis april 12 and in san Francisco april 14.the warriors who won the Divi Sion in regular season play gained the division s final round by sweeping their Best-of-5 series against los Angeles with a 122-115 Victory sunday. The Hawks announced monday that Rookie Dick Snyder has been called to Active duty with his National guard Reserve unit and will miss the remainder of the play offs. Snyder who will be stationed att. Bragg n.c., has been ordered to report thursday for six months Active duty. Aba playoffs Best-of-5 semifinals East ran division series a w l i it. Philadelphia "8 i -.750cincinnati. ,. 1 .350 won series. Series b a i. 2 2 .677 new York 1 2 .353tuesday Niff lit Boston at new York. Wednesday. New York at Boston if necessary Western division series a w l Francisco 3 0 1.000 los Angeles 0 3 .000woiv series get sur los Angeles up Jerry West and Jim Barnes were recuperating monday front Ort Hope Dic surgery performed to Correct injuries the two los Angeles lakers suffered sunday in the club s final playoff game against the san Francisco warriors. Drs. Frank Jobe and Robert Kerlan reported they operated on both players sunday night a Daniel Freeman Hospital. Barnes had suffered a ruptured Achille Tendon and West a broken Bone in his left hand. The surgeons said Barnes ten time out Don was completely severed and he will Wear a Long leg cast to his upper thigh for about five wee Sand then a Short leg cast for an other five weeks. West incurred a broken fourth metatarsal on his left hand which was so badly fractured that it had to be put together with a Bone pin after surgery. He will Wear a soft cast for a minimum of four weeks. The lakers were Defeated 122-115 in their third loss to the warriors in a nationally televised game from the san Francisco cow Palace sunday. Not or. Nimi a s . Altir a Tiff. Of of cd like to come in for drinks miss Devere but i see it s still Early enough for some prac Tice at the Bowling St. Louischicago1 a on series. W l0 3 pet,1.000

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