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Fri May 3, 2013
WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
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.
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.
Lastly, the Knicks take on the Celtics in Boston tonight. The Knicks haven't won a playoff series since 2000.
Checking the NHL playoffs, the NY Rangers fell to Washington 3-1 in Game 1 of their first-round series. Ottawa doubled up Montreal 4-2. St. Louis beat Los Angeles 2-1 and Detroit won against Anaheim 5-4.
In baseball news, checking the American League, the Red Sox took advantage of a season-high 10 walks to beat the Toronto 3-1. Boston improved its major league-best road record to 9-3 and won its seventh series in nine tries this season. Elsewhere, the White Sox topped Texas 3-1. Detroit bested Houston 7-3 and Baltimore passed the Angels 5-1.
In the National League, San Diego doubled up the Cubs 4-2. Philadelphia cruised ahead of Miami 7-2. Washington defeated Atlanta 3-1 and St. Louis beat Milwaukee 6-5.
In other sports news, the entire Siena baseball team will have their heads shaved this Sunday to support childhood cancer research..
Finally, the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday at 6:24 p.m. Eastern time. The winner takes home nearly $1.5 million.
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