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May 04, 1964
BASKETBALL—BOSTON crushed San Francisco four games to one to gain its sixth straight NBA championship (see page 81). The Celtics won the second game 124-101, but two nights later Wilt Chamberlain threw in 35 to lead the Warriors to their only victory, 115-91. After that it was all Celtics as they held San Francisco below 100 points twice to take the final two games 98-95 and 105-99.
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May 04, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASKETBALL—BOSTON crushed San Francisco four games to one to gain its sixth straight NBA championship (see page 81). The Celtics won the second game 124-101, but two nights later Wilt Chamberlain threw in 35 to lead the Warriors to their only victory, 115-91. After that it was all Celtics as they held San Francisco below 100 points twice to take the final two games 98-95 and 105-99.

BOXING—Tenth-ranked Lightweight FRANKIE NARVAEZ of New York extended his unbeaten streak to 13 with a unanimous 10-round decision over Vicente Derado of Argentina at New York's Sunnyside Garden.

Harold Johnson of Philadelphia, first-ranking light heavyweight, outboxed Hank Casey for seven rounds and knocked him out in the eighth with a top-of-the-head smash in a Santa Monica, Calif. fight. It was Johnson's 72nd victory in 81 bouts and the first KO suffered by Casey in his 40 appearances.

GOLF—Australia's BRUCE CRAMPTON, who was buried in a tie for 16th after 54 holes, unexpectedly emerged with a five-under-par 65 in the final round to win the $40,000 Texas Open in San Antonio with a 273.

Defending Champion MARILYNN SMITH of Jupiter, Fla. jumped into the second-round lead with a six-under-par 66 and went on to take her second straight LPGA Titleholders Championship with a tournament record 289 for 72 holes on the Augusta (Ga.) Country Club course.

Phyllis (Tish) Preuss, 25, of Pompano Beach, Fla., did not lose a single hole in the final round as she defeated Mrs. George Trainor of Rochester 7 and 6 for the North and South Women's Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.

HARNESS RACING—Herschel Quillen Sr.'s 5-year-old ADORA'S DREAM ($8.70), driven by Joe O'Brien, streaked up on the rail in the stretch to take the $25,000 Bye Bye Byrd Pace at Roosevelt Raceway by a neck from Overtrick, last year's champion 3-year-old, who was making his first start.

HOCKEY—TORONTO won the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive year by defeating Detroit four games to three in one of the most closely contested playoffs in NHL history (see page 89). The Red Wings took the fifth game 2-1 for a one-game series edge, but the Maple Leafs came back to win the sixth 4-3 in overtime on a goal by Bobby Baun, and then overwhelmed the Red Wings 4-0 in the final.

In the American Hockey League the CLEVELAND BARONS who, like the Maple Leafs, had finished third in the season standings (Western Division), skated off with the Calder Cup, and in the process won nine straight playoff games. The Barons eliminated the Rochester Americans in two games, the Hershey (Pa.) Bears in three, and then took four in succession from the Eastern Division Champion Quebec Aces to win the Calder Cup playoffs for the first time since 1957.

HORSE RACING—In their final warmup tests for the Kentucky Derby, E. P. Taylor's NORTHERN DANCER ($2.40), ridden by Bill Hartack, won the 1?-mile Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, and Roy Sturgis' MR. BRICK ($4.20), guided by Ismael Valenzuela, took the seven-furlong Stepping Stone purse at Churchill Downs by half a length over The Scoundrel (see page 26).

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