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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 17, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 22 sports Pacific stars and stripes november 1982 fast Start sonics remain perfect celts win associated press the Seattle still going at top left the wingless Houston rockets on the launching pad the 100 this held off a late rally to defeat the 08 rockets 10299 sunday Seattle is now five victories away from equating the Best Start Ever by a National basketball association 150 by the 194849 Washington weve played and if we keep going like Well be real Seattle coach Lenny Wilkens we Haven had Many like being behind 15 or 20 we need a couple More in other Aba games Philadelphia tripped Washington Boston edged Milwaukee Phoenix tripped Portland Aba Roundup 10294 and los Angeles beat Cleve land the who have won All seven of their Road built a 9075 Lead by hitting seven of their first eight shots in the fourth but Houston cutting the Seattle Lead to 9996 with nine straight capped by James Baileys free throws with to Gus Williams foul shot with 58 seconds left and two More free throws by David Thompson with 33 seconds remaining gave Seattle a 10296 Rookie Terry Teagle tossed in a three Point shot with 21 seconds to go to trim the deficit to the rockets got one More Chance to tie the game in the waning but Allen Leavells three Point attempt i thought we were More aggressive than we have said Houston coach Del who saw his team lose by 33 Points at Seattle in the season opener for we were More serious about defense and when youre shooting As bad As we the Only Way to keep in the game is by rebounding and Williams led Seattle with 20 while Greg Kelser and James Donaldson each came off the Bench to score Jack Sikma added 17 Points and 14 making his first Aba led Houston with 76ers bullets 93 Philadelphia won its eighth game in nine outings As Julius Erving scored 25 Points and Moses Malone added 20 Points and 19 rebounds against the 76ers blew an Early 13point but still had a 4341 advantage at half then with Erving and Malone scoring nine Points Philadelphia outscored the bullets 1910 at the Start of the second half and Washington never got closer than seven Points in the fourth Greg Ballard led the bullets with 22 celtics Bucks 98 Larry Bird had 20 Points and 14 rebounds and Boston held Milwaukee scoreless for Down the the Bucks overcame a 16point celtic Lead in the second Quarter to take a 9490 Edge with to but Milwaukee scoring drought enabled Boston to come free throws by Cedric Maxwell and Robert Parish broke a 9898 tie in the final Sidney Moncrief had 22 Points to Lead the suns blazers 94 Alvan Adams scored 22 Points and Maurice Lucas added 21 As Phoenix beat Portland for its fourth Victory in a the never although the Trail blazers got within two Points on several occasions in Seattle sonics Jack Sikma stretches for an offensive rebound against the Houston rockets Joe Bryant 22 and Elvin Hayes right in Aba action at Seattle won a the third Quarter after Phoenix led by As Many As 13 in the first a 100 spurt by the suns to Start the fourth Quarter kept them in Darnell Valentine and Calvin Natt scored 20 Points apiece for lakers Cavaliers 98 Jamaal Wilkes scored 30 Points and Kareem Abduljabba added 25 More to Lead los Angeles Over the 70 since a season opening handed the Cavaliers their seventh loss in eight an 182 Streak at the end of the first Quarter put los Angeles ahead 3218 and the lakers never led by less than seven Dawkins getting his game together As a net re William r rare nah you dont live up to youre automatically a to get my game by William Barnard associated press Darryl who left Philadelphia with a reputation for breaking backboards and is starting a new career in new Jersey at the age of in getting More individual attention than i Ever said who was acquired by the nets from the 76ers during the Philadelphia was a team that so they didst try to change the words unrealized potential were practically a permanent attachment to Dawkins name during his six years with the 76ers after forsaking College to turn pro after High school in his statistics never measured up to the Promise of his imposing 250pound the failure of Dawkins to become an Allstar on the court paralleled the failure of the 76ers to win a National basketball association Champion so management finally gave up on him when other players his age Are Only a couple of seasons into their pro i guess they figured i was As Good As i was going to he said of the people form their own opinions of you and if you dont live up to youre automatically a he when we i didst hear a when we i was the major topic of in glad to be out of Dawkins also got attention in disproportion to his modest accomplishments because he showed a flare for dunks with names like Gorilla and Dunk you very that twice were thrown sports analysis Down with such gusto that he smashed Back that led directly to the installation of collapsible rims throughout the he also earned some notoriety for his Active coining terms like interplanetary fun Manship and saying he had come from the planet love tron and the land of chocolate Dawkins seems to have toned Down the colourful talk in favor of a More serious attitude this although he has said that he kept Jersey 53 with the nets because his birthday is the 53rd of never All of that still but i just dont talk about it As Dawkins in just trying to get my game nets coach Larry Brown adopted Dawkins this fall As special project 1 for the 198283 i need him to be More assertive with Brown at he played a supporting Dawkins is averaging 11 Points per but is Only third on the nets in rebounds behind 68 Buck Williams and 66 Albert Hes trying hard and he Hast been humiliated by anyone in the Middle Brown i think he has been worrying too much about pleasing me rather than just but in pleased Hes conscientious enough to want to please his in May be staking his reputation As a teacher on i dont like the word he but when you see a Guy that has such a gift but Doest use its theres no reason Why he cant be a great rebounded in this no reason Why he cant be a great shot or even a great i just want to try and make him a better if we cant do then we both Brown said he worked so intensely with Dawkins in preseason Camp because he wanted to be like that Little Guy on his whispering in his in Gonna be there All the

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