Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Banged-up Knicks tie up Pacers
By CHRIS SHERIDAN
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK, May 30, 2000 - Right after Reggie Miller hit a 3-pointer
from in front of Spike Lee's courtside seat, Larry Johnson answered from
in front of comedian Chris Rock's seat.
Funny how quickly the momentum can swing one way and then back the other
Miller's 3-pointer made it a one-point game with 6:50 left, but Johnson's
3 upped the lead to four just 28 seconds later. The Pacers never got that
close again as they dropped Game 4 to the Knicks 91-89 to fall into a 2-2
tie in the Eastern Conference finals.
"That was the biggest shot of the game right there," Miller said of
Johnson's 3-pointer, one of five he hit during the game. Charlie Ward added
four 3-pointers, Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby played well despite
injuries and the Knicks had their highest-scoring quarter of the postseason
as they opened a 33-19 lead after one.
No player came up bigger than Johnson, who was flashing his "Big L"
gesture and spinning gleefully in circles after hitting another 3-pointer,
this one with 4:25 left for a nine-point lead.
Charlie Ward added a 3-pointer two minutes later to help the Knicks
wrap it up.
Repeatedly scoring on isolation plays in the low post against Dale Davis
and passing to open teammates when he was double-teamed, Johnson scored
25 points, shot 10-for-16 from the field - including 5-for-5 from 3-point
range - and had seven rebounds and four assists.
Allan Houston added 17 points, Kurt Thomas scored 16 and Ward had 16
points, seven assists and six rebounds. New York was 10-for-14 from 3-point
range and outrebounded Indiana 41-32.
Game 5 is Wednesday night at Indianapolis, where the Pacers looked so
confident just a few days ago after winning the first two games of the
series. But it was the Knicks who had that look over the weekend, even
as their injuries kept piling up.
New York played again without center Patrick Ewing, who sat out his
second straight game with acute tendinitis in his right foot. Sprewell,
who broke a bone in his left foot at the end of Game 3, finished with 12
points and held Jalen Rose to 18, while Camby played on a sprained knee
and had eight rebounds, five points and three blocks.
Reggie Miller had 24 points for the Pacers, who could never come all
the way back after allowing the Knicks to open a 14-point lead at the end
of the first quarter and a 17-point lead at halftime.
Summer golf, basketball start this week
PECOS, May 30, 2000 -- The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Summer golf and basketball
registration will start on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, for elementary,
junior high and high school players.
Golf registration will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Crockett
Middle School Gym. Classes begin on Thursday with Tina Hendrick as instructor.
They will run and will run Monday through Thursday until the end of
June at the Crockett Field. Times are 8-8:45 a.m. for Grades 1-2; 9-9:45
a.m. for Grades 6-7; and 10-10:45 a.m. for Grades 3-5.
Students in grades 8-12 will go from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday through
Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday at the Reeves County Golf
Course. Fees are $5 for one child, $7 for two and $10 for three or more
in a family.
Summer basketball sign-ups will be on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
at the new Pecos High School gym, with coach Tino Acosta as instructor.
Classes will run from June 2 through June 30, with incoming fourth and
fifth graders going from 9 to 10 a.m., sixth and seventh graders from 10
to 11 a.m. and eighth and ninth graders from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
For more information, contact Acosta at 447-7234 or 445-3822.
Pecos resident's grandson earns Juco honors
PECOS, May 30, 2000 -- The grandson of a Pecos couple received honors on
the Western Junior College Athletic All Conference Baseball Team recently.
Michael Clinton, grandson of Pecos resident Frances Clinton and the
late Harry Clinton was named to the 2000 WJCAC All Conference team. Clinton,
a sophomore at Odessa College as a pitcher this season, posted a record
of 8-1 with one save and an ERA of 4.05 for the Wranglers.
He also earned his Associates in Science degree and plans on attending
the University of Texas San Antonio and playing baseball for the Roadrunners.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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