In the NBA, Brooklyn ended a five-game losing streak as Andray Blatche scored 24 points and Joe Johnson added 21 in a 102-100 win at Toronto. Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 to help the 4-10 Nets avoid falling into the Atlantic Division cellar.
The Washington Wizards defeated the Lakers' 116-111, ending the Lakers’ three-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant has a target date in mind for his season debut. The Lakers guard is eyeing the team's Dec. 6 game in Sacramento as his possible return.
Baseball's four-day break for the All-Star Game ends tonight with a full slate of games. The AL East-leading Red Sox are hosting the Yankees, who start the second half of the season six games behind Boston. The Red Sox play 13 of their next 16 games at home, where they are 31-16 this season.
In golf news, it is another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Zach Johnson heads into the second round of the British Open with a one-shot lead. He opened with a 5-under 66. The weather has been unseasonably warm and dry. It's expected to stay that way through the weekend.
The NBA draft was Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets made the biggest news. A person with knowledge of the talks confirmed a Yahoo Sports report that the Nets and Celtics were working on a trade that would bring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn. This comes days after losing their head coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers. The trade can't be completed until July 10th.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had first pick at Barclays Center and chose UNLV forward Anthony Bennett. Bennett is the first Canadian to be taken No. 1 in the NBA draft.
In the NBA, Jason Terry scored Boston's last nine points and the Celtics weathered a strong comeback by the New York Knicks, avoiding a sweep with a 97-90 overtime win on Sunday.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 36 points for the Knicks.
Elsewhere, both the Spurs and Miami completed four-game sweeps of their NBA conference quarterfinal series. It was San Antonio over the Lakers 103-82 and Milwaukee fell to Miami 88-77. Lastly, Golden State topped Denver 115-101.