the game with seven points, not embarrassing when compared with Robertson's 15.
Oscar missed several of the 15 layups the Bucks failed to sink, but when he was
double-teamed, as he will be often this year, his teammates, particularly Lew
and Dandridge, used their scoring chances well.
Milwaukee won on defense. In the middle of the third period Coach Larry
Costello switched his quick, young forwards onto Atlanta's slick backcourt man
Lou Hudson, who had scored 22 points. They held him to five points over the
last 18 minutes. The final score was 107-98, the eighth time in 11 games since
the exhibitions began that the Bucks have limited their opponents to fewer than
100 points. As New York did a year ago, they will win many games even when
their offense is less effective than it can be.
In the Hawks'
tiny, crowded dressing room, Maravich sat motionless, his head bowed and his
long forelocks hanging down for half an hour after the game. When he finally
dressed, only two reporters remained to talk with him. ABC-TV had long since
gone off to a football game. "What I played, it's called Bad Ball," he
said. "Physically I was ready, I was playing better. Even the coach said
so. But I wasn't ready emotionally. I was totally flushed the minute after I
took my first shot. I felt like a ghost was sitting on me." Then he turned
and walked out to meet his lone admirer. The day will come when there will be a