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Oregon sports history

by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Bob Gross, former Trail Blazers forward, has his No. 30 jersey retired by the team in a 2008 ceremony.Dec. 6, 1977

Arguably the best Portland Trail Blazers team ever — when healthy — the defending NBA champions of coach Jack Ramsay win 116-94 at Cleveland to push their record to 18-3.

Bob Gross scores 27 points for Portland, which is on its way to a 50-10 start before center Bill Walton goes down with an injury.