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April 22, 1968
BASKETBALL—NBA: PHILADELPHIA won three games in a row to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven games Eastern Division finals. The 76ers, with Wally Jones popping in 24 points, beat the Celtics 115-106 in Boston in the second game of the series. In Philadelphia a night later Hal Greer scored 31 points and Jones 20 as the 76ers took the third game 122-114. John Havlicek tossed in 29 points for the Celtics (he had 28 the night before), but the team lost all chance of winning when Bill Russell was benched by fouls in the final quarter. Back in Boston, the Celtics overcame a 15-point deficit in the second quarter, but Greer scored 28 points and Wilt Chamberlain, Luke Jackson and Chet Walker each pitched in with 22 and the 76ers muscled through to a 110-105 victory. In the Western finals, LOS ANGELES, on the high scoring of Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, took three straight games to sweep San Francisco 4-0. Baylor and West popped in 36 points apiece as the Lakers won the second game of the finals 115-112. Then West tossed in 40 and Baylor 27 for a 128-124 win, while in the final game West scored 29 and Baylor 28 to lead the Lakers to a 106-100 victory.
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April 22, 1968

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Win Young of Indiana won the AAU three-meter diving championship at Greenville with 456.15 points, outscoring former teammate Rick Gilbert by 2.25 points, while Jim Henry, also of Indiana, took the one-meter title, defeating Ohio State's Chuck Knorr by 12 points.

TENNIS—In his first tournament since turning professional two weeks earlier, ROY EMERSON of Australia defeated the world's No. 1 ranked pro, Rod Laver, 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinals of the $10,000 Challenge Cup in Hollywood, Fla., then gained the title with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Ken Rosewall, the world's second-ranked pro.

WRESTLING—RUSS CAMILLERI of the San Francisco Olympic Club won the 191.5-pound division at the National AAU freestyle championships in Lincoln, Neb. with a 4-2 decision over Tom Peckham of Ames, Iowa in the finals. Camilleri, a 35-year-old insurance man and a title winner four times before, also took the outstanding-wrestler award in leading his team to the title. The New York Athletic Club came in second, three points behind, while the Mayor Daley Youth Club of Chicago—trying for a third straight title—finished third. Other individual winners were: LARRY KRISTOFF of the Mayor Daley YC, heavyweight for the fourth consecutive year; ARTHUR CHAVEZ and MIKE GALLEGO of the Olympic Club in the 114.5 and 171.5 classes; defending champion HENK SCHENK of the U.S. Army, 213.5; defending champion BOB DOUGLAS of the Michigan WC, 154; RICHARD SOFMAN of the NYAC, 125.5; MASAMITSU ICHIGUICHI of New York City, 138.5.

MILEPOSTS—HIRED: As basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island, THOMAS M. CARMODY, 38, formerly the Duke freshman coach.

FIRED: As coach and general manager of the Oakland Seals, BERT OLMSTEAD, 41, alter his team finished its first season in the NHL with a 15-42-17 record for last place in the West.

RESIGNED: RENE HERRERIAS, 42, as basketball coach at the University of California, after an eight-year record of 99-103. Herrerias had a fair 16-9 year in 1967-68, but the season was marred by claims that he had displayed prejudice toward some Negro members of the team.

RESIGNED: As basketball coach at the University Of Minnesota, JOHN KUNDLA, 51, whose nine-year record with his alma mater was 110-106. Kundla will remain at the school as an assistant to the director of physical education.

DISBANDED: The PHILLIPS 66ERS basketball team, after 11 AAU titles and two Olympic playoff championships, because of "the growth of professional basketball to major national status." Members of the team at one point or another during its 48-year history included Hank Luisetti, who originated the one-hand shot, and basketball's first good 7-footer, Bob Kurland.

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