kentucky derby http://wamc.org en WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-81 <p>In the NBA playoffs, David West scored 20 points and the Pacers beat the Knicks 102-95 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Elsewhere, Oklahoma City held off Memphis 93-91. Kevin Durant scored 35 points.</p><p>In other NBA news, Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year and fourth time in his career. Lastly, the Brooklyn Nets general manager says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach. The Nets were eliminated from post season play in Game 7 of their first round series with Chicago.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:34:01 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63943 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-80 <p>In the NBA playoffs, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3. The series goes back to Brooklyn on Saturday. The winner gets Miami in the second round.</p><p>Despite coach Mark Johnson being fined $25,000 by the NBA for making public comments in an attempt to influence officials, Golden State won their first playoff series since 2007 beating Denver 92-88.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:01:33 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63773 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update Any Questions? #36 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-36 <p>WAMC&#39;s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have mixed some mint juleps and studied the lyrics of &quot;My Old Kentucky Home&quot; in anticipation of this week&#39;s show, an ode to the Kentucky Derby and horse racing.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 11:30:20 +0000 Ian Pickus 38266 at http://wamc.org Any Questions? #36