Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 23 1983, Page 27

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 23, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 28 Pacific stars and stripes sports May 1983 its 76ers in final san Texas a when it came Down to the last 10 the los Angeles lakers showed Why they again will he play ing in this years National basketball association title game with Philadel with a 101100 Laker Edge on the the san Antonio spurs had the Ball and a Chance to Send the Western conference finals into a seventh the lakers blocked two shots and forced a pass to take the game and win the Besto seven series los the defending Chain Aba playoffs travels to Philadelphia to face the 76ers in sundays opening game of the championship our goal was to get to the said lakers coach Pat i was afraid wed get upset on the Way by Portland or san somehow that happens to the defending Cham los Angeles Earvin Llma Gic Johnson was held to two but he grabbed 15 rebounds and passed out a game High 16 he also blocked the potential game winning shot by the spurs Mike Mitchell in the final i just ran to help Johnson i never worry about scoring 1 just try to do a lot of things Well with the goal of Riley said he didst have time to Tell his team exactly How to Stop the spurs in the last 10 he just told them to Stop the we kept it out of ices hands spurs guard George Gervin and magic made a clean Block on Riley the Only Spur to continually dominate the lakers throughout the kept replaying his failed shot in his it just didst go he said shaking his i just Felt that last shot was going lakers Center Kareem Abdulrab game High with 28 had added to Mitchells problems by for cing the Forward to shoot Over his outstretched it was a heartbreaking loss for the who were knocked out of the playoffs last year by dropping four straight games to the i feel empathy for my san Antonio coach Stan Albeck they absolutely played their hearts los Angeles had led 6455 at half time and built a 13point Lead in the third but the spurs slowly whittled the deficit by outscoring the lakers in the final two san Antonio closed the Gap to one Point on a Layup by Gervin with 35 seconds Gervin finished High for the spurs with 25 and Center Artis Gilmore added 24 and a game High 18 Mitchell and Johnny Moore had 17 Points and Moore added 15 los Angeles Norm Nixon scored 17 Jamaal Wilkes had 16 and Michael Cooper and Bob Mcadoo added 14 the lakers Are attempting to be come the first team to retain the Aba Crown since the 1969 Boston the lakers beat the 76ers in the final series in 1980 and last both times in six the making their fourth championship series appearance since 1977 but still looking for their first title since had the Best regular season record in the league in 198283 with 65 wins and Only 17 but in recent that accomplishment has been More of an Albatross than in the last Only the celtics in 1981 won the championship after winning the most games during the coach Billy Cunningham of the 76ers were not thinking about the were Only concerned about the we have nothing to worry about except the and were not spurs Artis Gilmore duels lakers Kareem Preakness to deputed testimony Baltimore a deputed testimony Over took desert wine with an eighth of a mile to go and coasted to Victory in the Preakness stakes saturday As Kentucky Derby Winner sunny Halo finished dashing chances for a triple Crown Winner in thoroughbred racing this desert finished lengths be while High a 151 finished another four lengths Back in the Field of 12 assembled for the 1 i mile event at Pamlico race Donald Miller Rode the Winner Home in Over a Sloppy which had been hit by afternoon beginning with a heavy downpour and Clearing about 40 minutes before Post Marfa finished a head behind High followed by play Kentucky Derby Winner sunny bet common Flag Chas Conerly and Paris deputed owned by Francis a Boston paid s10 and desert second in the paid and while High honors returned to the exact of the entry and desert wine paid it was the richest Ever Preakness with deputed testimony collecting a record boosting his lifetime earnings to desert whose owners won a court Battle Friday permitting him to race with the medication called grabbed the Lead on the clubhouse turn after Parfai tement had set the Early As he came out of the sunny Halo bumped common but jockey Eddie de Lahoussaye moved the Colt into second place and the Canadia bred followed desert wine through the sunny Halo ran with him until the top of the and then desert wine still led by a neck Over deputed testimony with a Quarter mile to but deputed testimony then unleashed a powerful stretch run and coasted sunny Halo had been treated during the past two weeks for a ringworm which came and went As Trainer David Cross treated him with Cross said he did not expect the rash to affect sunny halos performance in the Cross had said before the race these last two weeks have been the worst of my life and ill be glad when saturday night finally Cross had expected to be in the winners but David Fosters Colt suffered his first loss of the year after winning the rebel the Arkansas Derby and Kentucky see Page 23 Dokes retain crowns Page 25

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