Bucks take 3-1 lead...Rockets square series...Bruins close out Jackets...Avs force Game 7
BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 113-101 victory and a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics. Antetokounmpo scored 17 points with seven rebounds in the fourth quarter to help the Bucks pull away. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points with 10 assists for the Celtics, but he was 7-for-22 from the floor, including 1-for-7 from 3-point range.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets evened their NBA Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece with a 112-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Eric Gordon added 20 points for Houston, which led by nine before the Warriors scored seven straight to get within 110-108 with 19 seconds remaining. Kevin Durant followed up his 46-point performance in Game 3 by delivering 34.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 39 shots and the Boston Bruins closed out their NHL second-round series by downing the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-0 in Game 6. Rask made 17 saves in the second period before completing his sixth career postseason shutout and first of these playoffs. David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) scored the game-winner in the second period and had an assist as the Bruins earned a berth in the Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) scored 2:32 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche forced a Game 7 in their NHL second-round series by downing the San Jose Sharks, 4-3. J.T. Compher provided two goals and an assist to help the Avs get within one victory of their first appearance in the Western Conference finals since 2002. Marc-Edouard Vlasic tallied twice for the Sharks, including the game-tying goal with 2:28 left in regulation.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, 12 years after capturing his first NASCAR Cup victory at the track on a Monday. Truex pulled away from the field down the stretch to the reach victory lane for the second time in three races. Alex Bowman finished second for the second straight week and was followed by Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and pole-sitter Chase Elliott.