UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have swept themselves into the NBA's conference semifinals by winning on Sunday. LeBron James poured in 30 points and the Heat advanced by downing the Bucks 88-77 in Milwaukee. Tony Parker scored 23 points and the Spurs took advantage of 21 turnovers to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-82.
UNDATED (AP) — New York was unable to advance to the NBA's conference semifinals on Sunday as Paul Pierce had a team-high 29 points and Jeff Green added 26 in Boston's 97-90 overtime win against the Knicks. Jason Terry scored the game's final six points and finished with 18 as the Celtics forced a fifth game Wednesday in New York. Golden State took a 3-1 series lead as Stephen Curry hit six three-pointers and scored a game-high 31 points in the Warriors' 115-101 win over Denver.
BOSTON (AP) — The NHL's Eastern Conference playoff pairings are set following Ottawa's 4-2 triumph at Boston, which allowed Montreal to win the Northeast Division. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pah-ZHOH') scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:34 remaining before Kyle Turris scored into an empty net. The Senators will open the postseason against the Canadiens, the Bruins will take on Toronto, Pittsburgh will be matched up against the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals will battle the New York Rangers.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have tied a club record with their 18th victory in April while stretching their winning streak to five games. John Lackey returned from the disabled list and allowed five hits over six innings of the Bosox's 6-1 win against Houston. David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while stretching his hitting streak to 20 games dating to last season.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Billy Horschel rallied to earn his first career PGA victory, taking the Zurich Classic at Avondale, La. Horschel began the final round two shots back before a string of six straight birdies vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard. He closed with an 8-under 64 for a 20-under total, one shot ahead of D.A. Points.