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A roundup of the week April 18-24
Compiled by FRANZ LIDZ
May 02, 1983
PRO BASKETBALL—Byrne Meadowlands Arena turned into a hall of Kings when Bernard of New York and brother Albert of New Jersey renewed old family ties in the opening round of the teams' best-of-three playoffs. The Kings were the first brother act to play the playoffs since George and Ed Mikan squared off in 1949. Albert raised a little Cain—he led the Nets with 17 points in the first game and 25 in the second—but it was Bernard who proved more able. With Prince Albert in the can (foul trouble), Bernard outran his sibling's slower stand-ins, hitting 11 of 12 shots in the first half of Game 1. He wound up with 40 points in the Knicks' 118-107 victory and had 18 in the 105-99 series clincher. New York didn't fare as well in the first game of the second round, losing to Philadelphia 112-102. Phoenix split two games with Denver, dropping the second 113-99 after Forward Maurice Lucas damaged ligaments in his left foot while backpedaling for a pass. Portland swept Seattle to win its first playoff series since Lucas played power forward on its 1976-77 championship team. But then the Trail Blazers got waylaid 118-97 by Los Angeles in their Western Conference semifinal opener. Boston beat Atlanta 103-95 in Game 1 and 98-79 in Game 3 to win their miniseries (page 24).
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May 02, 1983

A Roundup Of The Week April 18-24

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DIED: EMIL (Dutch) LEONARD, 74, who had a 191-181 record in 21 seasons as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs; of congestive heart failure; in Springfield, Ill. A brilliant knuckleballer, Leonard had his best seasons with Washington, amassing a 20-8 mark in 1939.

CLARENCE (Buster) CRABBE, 75, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer and self-styled King of the Serials, whose film roles included Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, Kaspa the Lion Man and Thunda the Jungle Man; of a heart attack; in Scotts-dale, Ariz. Crabbe placed third in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam and won the gold in the 400-meter free in 1932 in Los Angeles.

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