Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 24 1983, Page 24

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 24, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 24 Pacific stars and stripes sports Al May 76ers top lakers 113107 Philadelphia a the Philadelphia with Moses Malone scoring 27 Points and Andrew Toney 25 wore Down los Angeles in the second half and beat the lakers 113107 in the opener of the National basketball association championship series the seeking to become the first team in 14 years to repeat As Aba were playing their second game in less than 48 because Aba finals of an injury to Bob Mcadoo and foul they had to dig deep into the Bench against the 76ers after using just seven players in some of their earlier playoff the 76ers had the Best record in the league during the regular season of 65 wins and Only 17 thanks to the addition of the 6foot10 who signed a six year million but they trailed by three at half with the lakers leading a 101 Streak in which Maurice Cheeks and Julius Erving scored Prost is driving Leader Bel Gium a Frances Alain Prost drove a Renault Turbo to Victory sunday in the belgian grand Back at the spectacular spa circuit after 13 and took the Lead in the 1983 world driving his american Eddie finished the re faults were split by the Ferrari Turbo of another Patrick Tarn who was the Renault Triumph was some what soured by a Fine for having carried fuel cans on to the starting the race was shortened by two laps of the sweeping circuit because of a false Prost described his seventh career Victory As never the car had a difficult new and with a heavy Early fuel was difficult at the Bottom of the Steep Prost had a 23second easing at the he covered the Miles in 1 27 an average Speed of former world Champion Nelson Piquet of Brazil appeared headed for a second place but trouble with the fifth gear seven laps from the end dropped him to the final two Point scoring places again went to the Williams defending world Champion Keke Ros Berg of Finland and French team mate Jacques beating All the other no Turbo italian Andrea de in an Alfa Romeo led the first 19 laps but he was Back to second six laps later when his engine four Points apiece put the 76ers ahead 7064 with left in the third the who had won the first Road game in their last nine playoff series since never caught up Erving had 20 Points for while Clint Richardson had All in the second Norm Nixon led los Angeles with 26 while Kareem Abduljabba had Ervin magic Johnson 19 and Jamaal Wilkes Malone had 18 rebounds while Erving had 10 rebounds and nine the closest the lakers got after Philadelphia went ahead for Good was two Points at the end of the third the 76ers extended their margin to 10392 on a Basket by Richardson with to the lakers fought Back to within four in the final but Malone clinched it with two free throws with two seconds the first which finished with the lakers ahead was one of spurt and counter spurts by the two who have now faced each other in the finals three of the past four the 76ers broke away from three Early ties with 11 straight Points Midway through the first with the last six in a Row by Toney giving Philadelphia a 2312 Abduljabba responded with a Skyhook and a jumper and Michael Cooper hit two free throws to Cut the deficit to but who had 15 Points in the first came Back with a jumper and three Point when backup Center Clemon Johnson scored for the they had their biggest first half Lead at 3018 with 36 seconds to go in the then los Angeles scored 15 of the next 19 Points to make it 3433 and the lakers finally took their first Lead of the game at 4847 on a Basket by Wilkes with to go in the a thigh injury kept backup Forward enter Mcadoo out of the and when Wilkes and Cooper picked up three the lakers had to finish the half with four players who averaged less than 10 Points in the regular one of those Clay scored on an Alley top play at the Buzzer to give the lakers a three Point Mark who had played in Only seven of the lakers 11 previous playoff led los Angeles in rebounding with game 2 in the Besto seven series will be played thursday again in Alain frosts Renault Turbo takes Check ered Flag at belgian grand prix Prost was on the pole and Tam Bay beside but Decesaris weaved through to Lead into the la source hairpin 250 Yards Down the the first Start was cancelled because Yel Low flags had been up for three cars stalled at the Back of the Decesaris had a Lead of up to six seconds Over but the French Man said later he was not i knew i started with a heavier fuel Load and would go further before and also i knew the Alfa engine might As it Decesaris had set the fastest race Lap for the half the length of the old spa in an average of Tambas Rene dropped out with engine problems on Lap Rosberg had surprisingly held off Cheever until the pit though the american said he had rear tire Laffite had a Long struggle to keep the Mclaren of austrian Niki Lauda behind before the Mclaren engine went on Lap the other Mclaren of John Watson had been eliminated in a collision with Jeanpierre Jarvers Ligier at the hairpin on Lap in the Only other the ats my Turbo of German Manfred Winkelhoch crashed when a rear wheel came off after a pit he was not the other american in the Danny finished one Lap behind the Arizona football on probation Page 20

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