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A roundup of the sports information of the week
May 11, 1970
BASKETBALL—NBA: In three championship games on two coasts, the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knickerbockers continued to play cliff-hangers to capacity crowds. The week started in Madison Square Garden, where the Lakers won a 105-103 squeaker to even the series, then everybody limped west where things really got tense. In the first Forum game, the score was 102-100 for New York when Laker Jerry West hit the shot of the season: a 63-foot one-hander, with one second to go. It put them all back on overtime, and in the five minutes that followed, the Knicks finally won it 111-108. The next game produced another overtime thriller, with West scoring 37 points and 18 assists despite a badly jammed left thumb, and the Lakers won 121-115. Even again. Next, east again (page 30).
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May 11, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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HIRED: As Harvard's first full-time assistant basketball coach, K.C. JONES, onetime Boston Celtic defensive specialist who had a 36-33 with Brandeis in his first coaching job.

NAMED: To the 1970 United States Davis Cup squad by new Captain Edward Turville, last year's heroes ARTHUR ASHE and STAN SMITH, plus CLIFF RICHEY, CLARK GRAEBNER, CHARLES PASARELL, BOB LUTZ and 19-year-old ERIK VAN DILLEN.

RESIGNED: After another frustrating season of trying to beat the French, U.S. Women's Ski Coach DENNIS AGEE, who joins Men's Coach Don Henderson in retirement—thus leaving all coaching spots open for the U.S. Alpine teams next year.

SLEEPING IN: Veteran Jockey MIKE SORRENTINO, after 24 years of early-morning workouts. He won 930 races including the 1963 Alabama Stakes with Tona at Saratoga and earned $3,253,784 over his career. Now he will rise late and work behind the mutuel windows in Florida.

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