BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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MIAMI _ The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff matchups not being clinched until the final night was in the books — the last three of them, out West, going down to literally the final moments. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, with photos.
DALLAS _ Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Mavericks now that franchise icon Dirk Nowitzki has retired. If Dallas adds a key piece in the offseason, expectations will be the highest in years. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
AUSTIN, Texas _ Jaxson Hayes is the latest one-and-done big man at Texas. Texas said Thursday the freshman forward will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft, as his meteoric rise from high school bench player barely three years ago into a projected early first-round draft pick this summer continues. Hayes is the third consecutive Longhorns big man to leave for the NBA after his freshman season, following Jarrett Allen and Mo Bamba. But those two were expected to leave. Hayes’s path to elite player and the pros has been much more surprising. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 310 words, with photos.
AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Opening day of coverage of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Staid and tradition-driven Augusta National is on the cutting edge of technology. Look no further than the Masters website. For the first time, the goal of the club each of the 20,000-plus shots during the tournament on camera. By David Brandt. SENT: 650 words, photos.
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