Pacers force Game Seven. Hawks/Bruins first blood, MLB News and Notes, Tiger’s brutal front 9, + Saturday Recap: Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pacers rip Heat to force Monday Game Seven

Thursday, the Miami Heat dropped a 30-13 third quarter on the Pacers to win going away. Saturday, Indiana returned the favor with a 29-15 third quarter of their own to spank Miami 91-77 and force a seventh and final game in their Eastern Conference Finals series. Paul George had 28/8/5 for the winners, Lebron had 29/7/6 for the Heat. Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh were virtual no-shows going just 4-19 from the field.

Miami opened as a -7.5 favorite with the total 181 1/2. Indiana Pacer money has made it Miami -6 1/2 with the total but up half a tick to 181 1/2.

Grant Hill retires after 19 NBA seasons

Former Rookie-of-the-Year and seven-time NBA All-Star announced his retirement after 19 seasons. Hill’s career was marred with chronic ankle problems that cut short his playing time but he still finished with career averages of finishes with career averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

Mookie Blaylock upgraded to serious condition

Yesterday we reported that former Oklahoma Sooner and Atlanta Hawk PG Mookie Blaylock was in critical condition after a car accident Friday in suburban Atlanta. Blaylock’s condition has been upgraded to serious. Blaylock’s SUV crossed a center line and was involved in a head-on collision with a van. A woman in the second vehicle later died. More on this as details are released.

Chicago edges Kings, Bruins blank Pens

Both NHL conference finals got underway on Saturday with the Chicago Blackhawks edging Los Angeles and the Boston Bruins blanking the Pittsburg Penguins. In Chicago, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa scored second period goals to take down the Kings. Jamie Quick made 34 saves in defeat for the defending Stanley Cup champs who have scored just 27 goals in their 14 playoff games. In Pittsburg, David Krejci scored two goals and the Bruin defense shut down the Pens high powered offense in a 3-0 win. The vaunted Penguin power play which had converted 28% of its chance in the playoffs went 0-4 on Saturday.

MLB News and Notes

The St Louis Cardinals swept a double-header from the San Francisco Giants Saturday winning 8-0 and 7-1. In the opener, Shane Miller threw seven innings on six-hit shutout ball to get the win. In the nightcap, Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game seven-hitter and Carlos Beltran supplied the offense with two hits and two RBIs.

Tiger shoots 44 on Memorial front nine

Matt Kuchar leads the Memorial after three rounds but the big story from Dublin was Tiger Woods career worst nine-hole score of 44. Tiger limped in with a third round 79 putting him a whopping 16 shots behind the lead and eight-over for the tournament. Kuchar leads Kevin Chapell and Kyle Stanley by two shots heading into today’s final 18 with 13 golfers within five shots of the lead.

Nascar Odds for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover

FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway

Kyle Busch #18 9/2
Jimmie Johnson #48 5/1
Matt Kenseth #20 5/1
Denny Hamlin #11 6/1
Kasey Kahne #5 15/2
Brad Keselowski #2 11/1
Martin Truex Jr. #56 12/1
Carl Edwards #99 18/1
Jeff Gordon #24 18/1
Kevin Harvick #29 18/1
Kurt Busch #78 18/1
Clint Bowyer #15 22/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 22/1
Joey Logano #22 25/1
Ryan Newman #39 28/1
Greg Biffle #16 33/1
Tony Stewart #14 33/1
Mark Martin #55 40/1
Jamie McMurray #1 50/1
Juan Pablo Montoya #42 50/1
Aric Almirola #43 100/1
Marcos Ambrose #09 100/1
Paul Menard #27 100/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 100/1
Jeff Burton #31 150/1
Austin Dillon #51 200/1
Casey Mears #13 300/1
Danica Patrick #10 300/1
David Ragan #34 300/1
Bobby Labonte #47 500/1
David Reutimann #83 500/1
David Gilliland #38 750/1
Dave Blaney #7 1000/1
David Stremme #30 1000/1
J.J. Yeley #36 1000/1
Joe Nemechek #87 1000/1
Josh Wise #35 1000/1
Landon Cassill #33 1000/1
Michael McDowell #98 1000/1
Mike Bliss #19 1000/1
Scott Riggs #44 1000/1
Timmy HIll #32 1000/1
Travis Kvapil #93 1000/1

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