Raptors nip Sixers...Nuggets top Blazers...Blues force Game 7...Homa gets first PGA win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard poured in 39 points and the Toronto Raptors evened the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece with a 101-96 victory at Philadelphia. Leonard shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and hit a 3-pointer that put the Raptors ahead with 61 seconds remaining. 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) managed just 11 points and seven rebounds after torching Toronto for 33 points in Game 3.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) provided 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Denver Nuggets held off the Portland Trail Blazers, 116-112 to even the NBA’s Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. JamalMurray led all scorers with 34 points and made all 11 free throws for the Nuggets, who handed Portland its first home loss of the postseason. CJ McCollum had 29 points and Lillard added 28 for the Blazers.
DALLAS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have forced a Game 7 in their NHL second-round series by scoring three unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory at Dallas. David Perron (peh-RAHN’) scored the game-winner in the second period, and the Blues broke it open when Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais (blayz) tallied 33 seconds apart in the third period. Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 22 shots for the Blues, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Max Homa has earned his first PGA victory in 68 starts with a strong back nine to secure the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Homa began the back nine with two birdies to build a four-shot lead and didn’t make any mistakes until it only affected the final margin. He closed with a 4-under 67 for a 15-under total and a three-shot victory over runner-up Joel Dahmen.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bettors who wagered on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby only to see the colt get disqualified for interference will receive refunds. Churchill Downs’ online wagering service, tweeted that it will give back up to $10 to anyone who bet on Maximum Security to win in Saturday’s Derby. The company said $6,212,046 was bet on the colt to win.