Heat rout the Bulls in chipfest, Warriors break 0-30 skid
It was pretty chippy last night in the Heat’s 115-78 Game II win over the Chicago Bulls. Fifty-four personal fouls, nine technical fouls and two ejections worth of chippy. The winning margin by the Miami and the losing margin by the Bulls were both franchise records. On the court, Ray Allen had 21 off the bench and Lebron chipped in with 19 in limited minutes. Marc Belinelli had 13 to lead the Bulls Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were both tossed in the fourth quarter. The series returns to Chicago tied at 1-1.
Monday, the Golden State Warriors blew a 16-point lead in the final three minutes and lost in double overtime. The Warriors did their best to blow a 19-point halftime lead on Wednesday but finally sealed the deal on a 100-91 victory to even their series with the Spurs at 1-1. Klay Thompson had 29 first half point including seven three pointers and finished the game with 34 points and 14 rebounds. It was Golden State’s first win at San Antonio since 1997 snapping a 30-game road losing streak in Alamo City.
There are no games scheduled tonight in the NBA.
Wednesday night NHL playoff recap
There were four games Wednesday on frozen pond and all four were decided by one goal, three in overtime. At MSG, the Rangers used a goal and two assists from Carl Hagelin to beat Washington 4-3 and level that series at two games a piece. Boston fell behind 2-0 at Toronto, came back with three unanswered goals, but still needed the winner in overtime from David Krejci to take a 3-1 series lead over the Leafs. The defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings got two goals from Jeff Carter in a 3-2 OT win at St Louis and will go back to the Staples Center with a 3-2 series led. In the nightcap, Anaheim got an overtime goal from Nick Bonino to beat Detroit 3-2. The Ducks lead the series 3-2 and can close things out on Friday in Detroit.
Three game Fives are on tap for Thursday starting at 7:05 PM EST with Montreal a -140 home favorite over Ottawa. The Senators lead the series 3-1. Also at 7:05, Pittsburg is -225 at the Igloo over the Islanders. The series is knotted at two-two. At 9:35 PM EST, the -235 Chicago Blackhawks look to eliminate the Minnesota Wild. The top-seeded Hawks lead the series 3-1.
Roy Halladay to have shoulder surgery
Philadelphia Phillies former Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay will have surgery to “clean up” his right pitching shoulder. Halladay had struggled with an 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in seven starts this season. He allowed nine runs in 2 1/3 innings to the Marlins on Sunday.
Toronto Blue Jay pitcher J.A. Happ was released from a Tampa Bay hospital today less than 24 hours after getting struck in the head with a line drive. Happ suffered a minor skull fracture and needed stitches in his ear but did not suffer a concussion. He’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Oakland A’s 4-3 Wednesday on a controversial missed call. Adam Rosales hit an apparent game tying home run with two outs in the ninth only to have the umpires rule it an off the wall double. Replays clearly showed the ball hitting above the yellow line but the umpiring crew would not reverse their original call. Check out the video for yourself here.
Vijay Singh sue PGA over Deer Antler charge
Vijay Singh has filed a suit against the PGA over the Deer Antler allegations that have been in the news the past several months. Singh was cleared last week after a lengthy two-and-a-half month investigation. You can read excerpts from the suit and Singh’s statement by clicking here.
More surgery for Gronk’s broken arm
Patriot TE Rob Gronkowski will need to have a fourth and possibly fifth surgery on his broken right forearm. Doctors will replace the plate that currently holding together the broken bone. Doctors may need to do fifth procedure down the road to monitor an infection that has been a complication throughout Gronk’s recovery. The Pat’s All-Pro TE’s status for training camp or the beginning of the NFL regular season is uncertain.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Shane Carwin retires
Former UFC heavyweight champ Shane Carwin has retired from active fighting. Carwin has battled injuries in recent years and hasn’t fought since 2012 back surgery compounded by knee problems. The 38-year-old burst on the UFC heavyweight scene in 2006 with three spectacular stoppages lasting less than two minutes in each of his first three fights. Carwin stopped Frank Mir to win the UFC title but relinquished his belt to Brock Lesnar in his first defense. Carwin wrestled in college, becoming a two-time NCAA Division II Wrestling National Runner-Up Heavyweight in 1996–97 and the NCAA II Wrestling Heavyweight National Champion in 1999. He was also a two-time All-American in football for Western State and was chosen to participate in the Senior Bowl.
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