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A roundup of the sports information of the week
May 03, 1971
BASKETBALL—NBA: Milwaukee opened the championship round of the playoffs with two victories over Baltimore, 98-88 and 102-83. In the first neither team was quite ready—the Bullets tired from their seven games with the New York Knicks and without Gus Johnson, and the Bucks rather surprised to be facing the Bullets. Johnson returned to the Baltimore lineup after a six-day rest, but a 27-point performance by Lew Alcindor and an uneven match-up between Oscar Robertson, who scored 22 points, and Earl Monroe, who was held to 11, clinched the Bucks' second win.
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May 03, 1971

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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NAMED: As co-Rookies of the Year in the NBA, DAVE COWENS of the Boston Celtics and GEOFF PETRIE of the Portland frail Blazers.

PURCHASED: The Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, by a group of local residents, for an estimated $7 million.

DIED: RUSS HODGES, 60, long the broadcast voice of the New York and then San Francisco Giants; of a heart attack.

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