PLUS THREE FROM PATRICK
Best players in Minnesota's two-season ABA history (Muskies, 1967-68; Pipers, 1968-69):
• Mel Daniels, who died Friday, averaged 22.2 points and 15.6 rebounds and played all 88 games (playoffs included) for the Muskies.
• Connie Hawkins, a magical 6-8 talent, was limited by injury to 47 regular-season games for the Pipers. He averaged 30.2 points.
• Les Hunter, a 6-7 forward, helped Loyola to the 1963 NCAA title, averaged 17.6 points for Muskies.