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A roundup of the week April 15-21
April 29, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: Indiana's Pacers, down by two against Utah in the Western Division finals, had depression added to defeat when only 6,337 fans showed up for the third game in Indianapolis—the lowest playoff crowd to attend a Pacer game at the State Fairgrounds in two years. The deflated Pacers lost 99-90. The Stars' Ron Boone and Willie Wise, who had combined for 38 points in Utah's 106-102 victory in Game Two, continued to shine with 24 and 18 points. In the fourth game Boone and Wise staked Utah to a 14-point lead minutes into the second half, but then Pacer pride, in the person of Guard Freddie Lewis, prevented a series sweep with a brilliant 118-107 comeback. Lewis registered a personal playoff high of 40 points, shooting 16 for 21. And Forward George McGinnis, who continued his prolific scoring with 30 points, insisted at week's end: "I still say we're not dead." But the Kentucky Colonels were dead, done in by the New York Nets 99-80, 89-87 and 103-90 for a 4-0 series defeat (page 24).
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April 29, 1974

A Roundup Of The Week April 15-21

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TENNIS—JEFF BOROWIAK defeated Dick Stockton 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 to win $10,000 and his first WCT Blue Group tournament, at Charlotte, N.C.

MILEPOSTS—GRANTED: By the U.S. District Court, a temporary restraining order blocking the WFL from raiding the NFL Cincinnati Bengals. The suit, filed by Bengal Coach PAUL BROWN, centers on Cincinnati Middle Linebacker BILL BERGEY, who signed with the projected WFL Virginia franchise for the 1976 season. His NFL contract expires in 1975.

NAMED: As president of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, DICK KAZMAIER, 43 All-America running back in the early '50s and Princeton's only Heisman Trophy winner, succeeding former U.S. Senator George L. Murphy.

NAMED: The 1974 "Cheerleader All America" lineup: ANDREA ANDERSON, U. of Florida senior; JULIE JO CLIFFORD, Indiana State sophomore; JUNE CRAIN, Oral Roberts senior; KEITH SAMUELS, Southern California junior; RANDY SYX, Alabama junior; and MICKEY ROSE WARNKE, New Mexico State junior; after evaluation by the Board of Trustees of the International Cheerleading Foundation.

DIED: RAY LEE, 20, captain of the Adelphi U. track team; in an automobile accident; in Garden City, N.Y.

DIED: JOHN HENRY LEWIS, 60, world light heavyweight boxing champion from 1935 to 1939; after a long illness; in Berkeley, Calif. Lewis held the title through five successful defenses and posted a 91-8 career record.

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