Warriors rally late, roll in overtime
This time it was the San Antonio Spurs that let one get away. San Antonio led by eight at the half, eight with five minutes to play but scored just four points in the final five minutes as Golden State rallied back to force overtime. It was all Warriors in the extra five minutes as they outscored San Antonio 13-3 for a 97-87 win. Harrison Barnes led Golden State with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Steph Curry had 16 of his 22 in the second half. The Spurs lost the game at the free throw line where they went 14-25 (56%) and shot just 33-93 (35%) for the game.
Tonight’s TNT double header starts with Game IV in Chicago where the Miami Heat are -7.5 road favorites against the Bulls. The total is set at 187. In the late game, Memphis is -4.5 over Oklahoma City and the high/low has not budged off of 184 1/2. Shop around at any of SB3’s world class sponsors to make sure that YOU get the best of the number.
Wings win Game Seven at The Pond
Don’t count the Detroit Red Wings out yet. The Wings had to scramble just to make their 23rd consecutive post season and then fell behind 3-2 to Anaheim ….. but ….. they saved Game Six in Motown and then survived a late push by Anaheim to win Games Seven and the series at The Pond. Henrik Zetterberg was the hero of the series and got the Wings on the scoreboard with a goal in the first 109 second. Detroit goes as Zetterberg goes. They are 9-2 in the L11 where hie scores a point. They’re 1-6 in their L7 when he doesn’t. The Wings advamce to the NHL semis against another original six outfit, the Chicago Blackhawks,
In other Mother’s Day action on frozen pond, the New York Rangers even their series with the Washington Capitals with a 1-0 win at Madison Square Garden. Derick Brassard got the winner and Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to give the Broadway Blues the shutout win. At Toronto, Dion Pfaneuf and Phil Kessel scored third period goals to give the Leafs a 2-1 win over Boston and force a Game Seven.
MLB News and Notes
The rash of one-hitters continued on Sunday, this time at the Cell in Chicago. The White Sox’ Chris Sale took a perfect game into the seventh before a clean Mike Trout single up the middle spoiled the no-no. Sale settled on a 3-0 one-hit complete game victory.
The Chicago Cubs continue to lock up their young talent. The lovable losers locked up first-baseman Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year $41 million dollar deal. Rizzo is hitting .288 and tied for the NL lead in homers by 1Bmen with nine.
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was taken to the hospital Sunday to get his ribs examined after hitting the wall at Fenway hard trying to run down a home run. The Flyin’ Hawaiian is hitting .308 in 28 games this season.
Tiger wins his second Players Championship
Tiger Woods won his second Players Championship and his first since 2001 with a final round two-under-par 70 to win by two shots. Tied with Saturday co-leader Sergio Garcia with two holes to play, Garcia quadruple bogeyed 17 by hitting it into the water twice. Tiger is now 53-4 when he heads into the final round with or having a piece of the lead.
Ex-Lions WR Titus Young has been arrested for the third time in a week. Troubles former Detroit WR Titus Young has been arrested for the third time in a week. Young was charged with burglary and resisting arrest Friday night in San Clemente, California. Last week he was arrested in Michigan on suspicion of DUI and for allegedly attempting to break into the tow yard to get his impounded car.
Serena Williams warmed up for the French Open by winning here 50th career title at Madrid. Williams will keep her No.1 ranking with a 6-1, 6-4 spanking of Maria Sharapova. Williams improved to 13-2 lifetime over Sharapova who last won in this rivalry in 2004.
On the men’s side in Madrid. Rafael Nadal rolled over Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 for his fifth title since returning from a knee injury. Nadal will look to win his fourth straight French in June and eighth in the last nine years.
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