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A roundup of the week May 30-June 5
June 13, 1977
PRO BASKETBALL—Portland overcame a two-game deficit and beat Philadelphia four straight to win the NBA championship (page 30). The Trail Blazers swept Games Three and Four at Portland by a total of 54 points, upset the 76ers 110-104 in Philly, then toppled the Sixers 109-107 in Game Six on Bill Walton's 20 points, 23 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Walton was named the MVP of the playoffs, and Oregon had its first championship in a major professional sport.
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June 13, 1977

A Roundup Of The Week May 30-june 5

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RESIGNED: As chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, JAMES A. FARLEY Jr., 48, who had suspended himself in May when his role in Don King's boxing tournament came under fire.

DIED: BOB GASSOFF, 24, defenseman for the St. Louis Blues; in a motorcycle accident; in St. Louis.

DIED: WELLS TWOMBLY, 41, sports columnist of the San Francisco Examiner, who preferred to be known as a "sports essayist"; of acute internal disorders; in San Francisco.

DIED: STEPHEN (Laddie) SANFORD, 78, international polo star and owner of polo ponies, thoroughbreds and steeplechasers, including the Irish-bred Sergeant Murphy, who in 1923 became the first American-owned horse to win the Aintree Grand National; in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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