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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 7, 1982, Tokyo, JapanSunday 7 pm Cyffic stars Fand stripes clippers sign up Cummings at last Milwaukee a Terry Cummings has at last signed a contract with the san Diego clip pers saying business in the National basketball association can be mean or than the Street gang scene he knew As a youth. It is dirtier in the sense that to solve a Little Ordinary thing it takes two months he said thursday after still another delay in getting on the Clipper the business world you Don t know what to expect he said. Expect you la learn a four year pact Cummings drafted no. 1 by the clippers in the 1982 Aba College draft signed a four year contract fora reported $1.7 million having told his agent to drop a demand so that weeks of negotiations could con worked out with the clippers in the Milwaukee Arena where the club plays Friday night against the Milwaukee wore a Depaul sweatshirt and Cap As he talked to an averaged 22 Points and 12 rebounds a game last season wit the Chicago University. Cummings an ail american Lef Depaul last Spring a year before his College eligibility 6-foot-10 Power Forward is an ordained pentecostal minister who has said he wants to bring religion to the the neighbourhoods you at least knew what to expect he said of the talks with the clippers remarking that he once carried weapons an would assault persons for sport. He turned to god about age 16, he contract agreement with cum mings had been announced wednes Day by his agent Tom Collins. Two previous scheduled sign Ings were cancelled by further discussion of eventually intervened in the contract negotiations tellin Collins to get matters settled by discarding a demand for increase compensation should any regular paycheck arrive thursday s signing formality with coach Paul Silas was stalled because copies did not arrive on schedule at the hotel where the clippers Are staying. Sports 25 Macy injured but not hurting Terry Cummings up a club spokesman said Cumming would be in uniform ready to play Friday am up to the Point right now where i could play 25 or 30 minutes game and if i had to 48 minutes Cummings said. I am pretty sure la get some time. They took me through some plays in Money is not going to spoil him Cummings said. His wife Vonnie and child have lived on about $9,000 to $10,000 a year for the past two years so it snot going to change me he said. Contract negotiation he said impart of the business. It is a game and i understand that. But i really want to forget about that now and get Down to often ask the question if in each situation not that i am god but i ask what god would do in that situation. That helps me he whether god might sign a million Dollar contract he replied i Don t know. Situations Are differ ent for different associated Pressa dislocated Finger on his left hand did t keep Kyle Macy from shooting Down the Utah jazz with his right. Macy scored 14 of his 16 Points inthe second half thursday night to keep the jazz at Bay and help the Phoenix suns capture a 119-104 Victory in a National basketball association game. It Only hurts when i dribble Macy said of his injury which he suffered tuesday night in a suns Victory Over Portland. My shooting All comes off my right hand anythings Felt really smooth out in other Aba games thursday night los Angeles bombed Denver 131-108, Milwaukee edged atlanta104-100, Chicago tripped Cleveland 118-111 and san Antonio trimmed Portland 108-107 in overtime. The suns led 53-43 at half time but Adrian Dantley who led All scorers with 31 Points for Utah Cut the deficit to 64-63 with a Basket with 5 18 left in the third Quarter. A slam Dunk by Alvan Adams whole Phoenix with 24 Points and consecutive jumpers by Macy in a38-second Span padded Phoenix s Lead Back to 70-63, and the suns led81-73 heading into the fourth Quarter. Again the jazz came Back a Dantley Cut Utah s deficit to 83-79 on two free throws with 9 51 to go. But again Macy stifled the rally with two jumpers in a Row and Jeff Coo capped the 6-0 string with a Layup to put Phoenix ahead 89-79. Macy then rattled off five Points Ina 1 05 Span to give the suns a 98-86 bulge with 5 53 remaining and the coasted from there. Seven suns reached double Fig ures with Maurice Lucas scoring 18, Walter Davis 15, Larry Nance 13,Cook 12 and Johnny High 11. Lakers 131, nuggets 108 i thought we had a Good solid Effort with Good balance said suns coach John Macleod. We ran into Little trouble in that third Quarter but we continued to take Utah Donlow and try to create some fouls which is what we originally set outto jazz coach Frank Layden said his club could have won the game but we had a lapse. We re still a Youn team. We Don t know How to play. You have to earn credibility in this los Angeles Defeated Denver forthe second time in two nights As Norm Nixon scored 21 Points an Rookie James worthy added 20. Five other lakers also scored i double figures while the nuggets got 22 Points from Alex lakers led Only 25-22 Midway through the first period but the reeled off 16 straight Points to Lead 41-22 with two minutes left in the Quarter. Los Angeles led 78-60 at halftime and never led by less than 14 Points in the second half. Bucks 104, Hawks 100 Reserve guard Armond Hill scor Edall 10 of his Points in the fourth Aba Roundup period helped Milwaukee Defea Atlanta. The Hawks led 79-75 going into the final period although the Bucks had 7-0 and 11-0 spurts in the first scored the first six Points of the. Fourth Quarter and went ahead to stay at 87-85 on Mickey Johnson s Basket with 6 55 Roundfield led All scorers with 30 Points for Atlanta while Marques Johnson paced Milwaukee with 20. Bulls 118, Cavaliers 111 Reggie Theus scored 40 Points a Chicago Defeated Cleveland in a Battle of wingless scored 14 Points in the fourth Quarter including a crucial three Point play with 2 44 left after the Cavaliers had overcome an18-Point deficit to take the Lead. Cleveland loser of a record 23games in a Row including four this season scored 12 Points in a Row Togo ahead 105-104 on a Layup by Cliff Robinson who led the cars with 26 Points. Theus three Point play put the bulls ahead 109-107 and Cleve land never caught up. Spurs 108, blazers 107 Mike Dunleavy s three Point Goa with seven seconds left in overtime boosted san Antonio past wines Portland. Mychal Thompson who led the Trail blazers with 22 Points scored on a tip in with 18 seconds left to Send the game into overtime. Mike Mitchell led All scorers with27 Points for san Antonio while George Gervin added 24 for the spurs. Owner says Cavalier franchise won t move Cleveland a Cleveland Cavaliers owner Ted Stepien says he has no intention of moving his National basketball association franchise to another City. Ill never move the Cavaliers out of Cleveland Stepien said Here disputing a published report saying he was holding serious discussions with Toronto businessmen about moving the team to the Canadian said he went to Toronto last month to help promote an exhibition game betwee the Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers. When i was there i was besieged by people who kept asking me if i was testing the Market and i said no but i said i though there should be a new Aba team in Toronto if the league decided to expand Stepien said. I talked to two groups up there and urge them to go after a new franchise. It s a great City and we Drew 16,000 fans there but As isaid we re tied into Cleveland and Cleveland will support us if we have a winning Cleveland Plain dealer reported that a move was imminent and could come As Soontas next season. The newspaper attributed its Story to unidentified sources. Stepien Label Edthe report a total fabrication if i move the Cavaliers it would be Only Toa new downtown Cleveland Arena if one is built he said. The Only Way i d consider moving the team away from Cleveland is if we have a playoff team and the fans still did t come Stepien also said he has a three year Cable television contract that packages telecasts of the Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indian baseball team. Stepien purchased majority ownership in the Cavaliers in june 1980. Since then More than 80 percent of Stock in the team has Bee transferred to nationwide advertising step Ien s principal business. The franchise has lost about $4 million in each of the last two seasons. Attendance at Home games played in suburban Richfield has averaged about 5,000 spectators. The last Home game on tuesday night Drew Only 2,976 people

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