Mon April 2, 2012
WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Well the Celtics cooled off the Heat...
Last night in Boston, Rajon Rondo's triple-double helped the Celtics hand Miami its biggest loss of the season, 91-72. Rondo finished with 16 points, 14 assists, and 11 boards for the Celtics, who've taken a one game division lead over the 76ers.
Elsewhere, Oklahoma City rolled over Chicago 92-78, the Lakers topped Golden State 120-112, Denver dumped Orlando 104-101, Toronto edged Washington 99-92, Indiana held off Houston 104-102, Phoenix blew out New Orleans 92-75, and Portland cruised past Minnesota 119-106.
In NFL news, the league expects to hold hearings this week on appeals filed in connection with the investigation of the Saints' bounty system. Sources tell the AP that Saints head coach Sean Payton is appealing his season-long suspension. Meanwhile, the NFL Players Association has told players involved in the Saints' bounty case there's a chance they could face criminal charges and it’s hired outside counsel.
On the ice, last night at the Garden, the Rangers hoped to wrap up the top seed in the Eastern Conference....
Marian Gaborik's first period goal, his 40th of the season, gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead. But Dennis Seidenberg and Patrice Bergeron each tallied in the second, helping the Bruins rally to beat the Rangers 2-1. Sound courtesy of NBC. Boston clinched the Northeast Division title with the win. The Rangers need just one point in their final three games to wrap up the East.
Elsewhere, Ottawa routed the Islanders 5-1, Philadelphia outlasted Pittsburgh 6-4, Detroit skated past Florida 2-1, Minnesota downed Chicago 5-4, and Edmonton dropped Anaheim 2-1.
To college basketball, where Baylor will take on Notre Dame tomorrow night in the women's NCAA national title game. Last night, the Bears knocked off Stanford 59-47, and the Irish eliminated U-Conn 83-75.
The men's NCAA basketball national title game is tonight. Kentucky is gunning for its 8th national championship while Kansas aims for its 4th national title, second in four years. UK and KU tip at 9:23 tonight.
I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.