Mahmainman Taft, LaJesus Johnson, and Jadave Rightious combined for 102 points to help the Nogales Border Guards win game one of the NBA Pacific South Western Conference play-offs.
The lead changed twelve times in the 3rd quarter until Rigatonni Primavera Border Guard center fouled out. Then Mahatma Churchill, backup center for Nogales, kept Milpitas at the end of the bay by grabbing 18 rebounds in 21 minutes. Mirokell Zenner led the loosing Milpitas Bay Enders with a career high of 48 and rookie Bawana Cameroon scored 18 off the bench.
The game see-sawed and he-hawed all night after Nogales coach, Mel Troutdale, was evicted in the first quarter for throwing his toupee at referee Al Hogenschultz. At first Hogenschultz gave a warning but Troudale continued to scream about a hair-brained call.
The toupee was last seen on a rowdy Border Guard fan who was escorted from the Stadium.
Noteworthy is that this game represented NBA record as the first playoff game with over half of the players who scored at least two points who have run of the mill average kind of names. For the Border Guards: Bob Smith 7 pts, Dave Jones 2 pts, Bill Jones 2 pts and for the Bay Enders: Bob Davis 3 pts, Jim Turner 3 pts, Paul Johnson 2 pts, and Charlie Baker 2 pts.