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A Roundup of the Week May 25-31
Compiled by Ivan Maisel
June 08, 1987
PRO BASKETBALL—The Los Angeles Lakers completed a four-game sweep of the Seattle SuperSonics with a 132-102 victory to win the NBA Western Conference crown. The Lakers now play the champion Boston Celtics in the NBA final. Boston won the Eastern Conference title by beating the Detroit Pistons 117-114 in the seventh game of their series. Boston took Game 5, 108-107, when Larry Bird made a last-gasp steal and passed to Dennis Johnson for the decisive layup with :01 left. In Game 6, Detroit's fourth-quarter spurt led to a 113-103 Pistons victory and set up the 19th seventh-game final in Celtics history. Boston's record in seventh games is now 16-3 (page 30).
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June 08, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week May 25-31

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PLEADED NOT GUILTY: In U.S. Circuit Court in San Diego, DAVID JENKINS, 35, to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to collect by extortion, and various counts involving the manufacture, possession, importation and distribution of steroids.

RESIGNED: As coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, DON NELSON, 47, who in 11 seasons led the NBA team to a 540-344 record, to become a part owner of and assume as yet unspecified front-office duties with the Golden State Warriors. This season the Bucks were 50-32 and lost a seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal to Boston.

TRADED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates, utilityman BILL ALMON, 34, to the New York Mets for in-fielder AL PEDRIQUE, 26, and a minor leaguer.

By the St. Louis Blues, defenseman BRUCE BELL, 22, and a 1988 draft choice, to the New York Rangers, for left wing TONY McKEGNEY, 29, and a minor leaguer.

DIED: JERRY ADAIR, 50, a 13-year (1958-70) major league second baseman known for his slick glove with Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox, Boston and the Kansas City Royals, and a standout basketball player at Oklahoma State from 1956 to '58; of liver cancer; in Tulsa.

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