Heat crush Pacers, Sharks force Game VII, MLB News and Notes, Kanaan at Indy, Harvick at Charlotte, Boo at Colonial + Sunday Recap: Monday, May 27, 2013
Heat rout Indiana to take 2-1 series lead
The Miami went to Indiana on a mission and it showed in their 114-96 win over the Pacers. The Heat, who struggled shooting in the first two games on their home floor, were lights out knocking down 42-77 from the field including 6-14 from downtown and 24-28 from the foul line. Chris Bosh got involved early by knocking down two early threes but it was the Udonis Haslem/Birdman tandem at power forward that led the way with 26 points and 16 boards. Chris “Birdman” Anderson is now 35-41 shooting in 12 playoff games, good for 85.4% from the field.
Spurs can clinch West with win today
The San Antonio Spurs can clinch the Western Conference tonight with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis is a 3-point point favorite with the total 180 1/2.
Sharks force Game VII with 2-1 win over the Kings
Facing elimination on home ice, the San Jose Sharks struck for two early goals and then hung on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 and force a Game Seven in their Western Conference semi on Tuesday at the Staples Center. The home team has won all six games in the series with four game decided by one goal and the other two ending 2-0 and 3-1. Five of the six games have landed UNDER the 4 1/2 posted total.
MLB News and Notes
Met first baseman Ike Davis snapped a 2-44 slump at the plate with an eighth inning two-run single as the Mets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Braves on the ESPN late show. Now can someone explain to us how a guy playing a power position could be on a major league roster ???
Arizona’s Patrick Corbin became the first Diamond back lefty to open a season 8-0 as the Snakes beat the Padres 6-5. Corbin didn’t have his best stuff but gutted out six innings to get the win.
The Angels came back from down 2-0 in the seventh to beat Kansas City 5-2. The Halos swept the weekend series with the Royals and have now won eight straight. Josh Hamilton got the offense going with a solo home-run and then took the lead beating up on reliever Bruce Chen.
Kanaan wins first Indy 500
Tony Kanaan has finally broken through. After a second and two third place finishes, Kanaan finally found the promised land in his 13th Indianapolis 500 start. Kanaan made his winning pass with just three laps left and then won under yellow after defending champion Dario Franchitti wrecked in the back of the pack. This was a popular victory in so many ways. You can read about the many touching side stories involving Kanaan by clicking here.
Fans hurt in camera mishap as Harvick wins Charlotte 600
Kevin Harvick is living right. Harvick dodged wrecking cars and a fallen TV support cable to win this second improbable Charlotte 600 in three years. The No.29 beat Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left and cruised to the win. The race was marred by a fallen TV support cable that injured 10 fans and damaged three cars including the leader Kyle Busch. The race was delayed 27 minutes as the crews of the damaged cars were allowed to make repairs. None of the injuries to the fans was life threatening. See all the strange clips and get the details by clicking here. Harvick won this race in 2011 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas just 700 feet from the finish.
Boo the best at the Colonial
Boo Weekley won his first tournament in five years with a one-shot win over Matt Kuchar at the Colonial. Weekley shot back to back 66′s to close the show. Zach Johnson who won this event in 2010 and 2012 made a late charge to finish third. This week, the tour is off to Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial.
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