Spurs’ record-setting 1st half ends Bucks’ streak, 146-125
UNDATED (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 23 factors and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise document for factors within the first half whereas rolling to a 146-125 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee had a five-game successful streak snapped and dropped a sport behind idle Brooklyn for second place within the Jap Convention. San Antonio set a season excessive for factors and a workforce finest with 87 factors within the first half. Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 factors.
In different NBA motion:
— Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after lacking from deep, scoring 36 factors to steer the Golden State Warriors previous the Western Convention-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night time to maintain maintain of the eighth seed within the playoff race. Jordan Poole’s Curry-like 52-footer on the third-quarter buzzer went to replay evaluation and stood, giving Golden State an 89-75 lead and critical momentum going into the ultimate 12 minutes earlier than Utah’s livid comeback effort within the closing minutes. Jordan Clarkson scored 41 factors and Bojan Bogdanovic added 27 for a Utah workforce nonetheless lacking injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
— Damian Lillard had 34 factors and 9 rebounds, and the Portland Path Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Blazers scored 50 factors within the first quarter, setting a franchise document for scoring in a interval, and tied an NBA document for 3-pointers made in 1 / 4 with 12. CJ McCollum had 21 factors within the first as Portland constructed a 17-point lead. McCollum completed with 28 factors and Norman Powell additionally scored 28 for the Blazers, who by no means trailed as they moved inside one-half sport of fifth-place Dallas within the Western Convention. Kelly Olynyk had 21 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists for the NBA-worst Rockets.
— Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old NBA document for triple-doubles and missed a possible game-winning 3-pointer because the Washington Wizards misplaced 125-124 to the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook recorded his 182nd triple-double. The nine-time All-Star and 2016-17 MVP completed with 28 factors, 13 rebounds and 21 assists, carrying the load for a Wizards workforce that was lacking Bradley Beal, the league’s No. 2 scorer. Trae Younger scored 36 factors for the Hawks, who moved inside a half-game of the fourth-place New York Knicks within the Jap Convention. Washington is tenth within the East.
— The Memphis Grizzlies secured a spot within the postseason play-in event by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 115-110. Dillon Brooks scored 23 factors, Jonas Valanciunas had 20 factors, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks for the Grizzlies. The Pelicans had been with out main scorers Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, together with Josh Hart and Steven Adams.
— Domantas Sabonis amassed 21 factors, 20 rebounds and 9 assists because the Indiana Pacers strengthened their maintain on a play-in event spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers moved one-half sport forward of Washington into ninth within the Jap Convention. Collin Sexton scored 25 factors for the Cavaliers of their eleventh straight loss.
Westbrook breaks Robinson’s NBA triple-double document
UNDATED (AP) — Russell Westbrook has set the NBA document together with his 182nd triple-double, surpassing the mark set by Oscar Robertson in 1974.
The 32-year-old Westbrook is in his thirteenth season total and his first with the Washington Wizards. Westbrook has recorded a triple-double in every of Washington’s final 5 video games, three of them earlier than the beginning of the fourth quarter. He has 36 this season.
Elsewhere within the league:
— Bradley Beal will miss a minimum of two video games due to a strained left hamstring as his Washington Wizards combat for a play-in berth and he duels Stephen Curry for the NBA scoring title. The Wizards introduced that Beal will sit out their video games on the Atlanta Hawks this week. He’ll be re-evaluated Friday. The capturing guard has a strained his hamstring. He’s averaging 31.4 factors this season. That trails Golden State guard Curry, who’s placing in 31.9 a sport.
— Celtics All-Star ahead Jaylen Brown will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. The workforce says Brown discovered of the harm to his scapholunate ligament this previous weekend and is predicted to have surgical procedure later this week. Brown has missed the Celtics’ previous three video games with a sprained proper ankle. Boston has misplaced two of three since then and entered Monday seventh within the Jap Convention with 4 video games left.
— Veteran NBA referee Tony Brown has been recognized with pancreatic most cancers and can miss the remainder of the season. The NBA says the 54-year-old has been present process remedy since his analysis final month. Brown labored his first NBA Finals final season. He has officiated 1,109 regular-season video games, 35 playoff video games and the 2018 All-Star Sport in his 19 seasons as an NBA official.
Mancini, Orioles keep away from four-game sweep, beat Crimson Sox 4-1
UNDATED (AP) — Trey Mancini hit a go-ahead solo homer and later knocked in an insurance coverage run, Jorge López and 4 relievers mixed on a four-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Crimson Sox 4-1.
The Orioles had dropped their first six video games at Camden Yards this season in opposition to the Crimson Sox and prevented a four-game sweep. It was the primary time the house workforce gained in 10 video games between the groups this season. Boston nonetheless has the perfect document in baseball at 22-14. Baltimore’s bullpen mixed for 3 1/3 scoreless innings, retiring all 10 batters it confronted.
In different motion:
— Mauricio Dubon broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-out, pinch-hit single, Alex Wooden gained for the fourth time in 5 begins and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1. Brandon Belt hit his eighth dwelling run and Mike Yastrzemski doubled for San Francisco. The Giants are tied with idle St. Louis for the perfect document within the Nationwide League at 21-14. Wooden had seven strikeouts and allowed one run in seven innings, decreasing his ERA to 1.80. The lefty received double performs within the fifth and seventh innings and fanned Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo with two on and one out within the sixth.
— Luke Weaver pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning for his finest outing in almost a month, which helped the Arizona Diamondbacks snap a six-game shedding streak with a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Weaver cruised although 6 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, putting out six and dominating a workforce that beat him per week in the past in Miami. Arizona’s David Peralta hit a triple and a double. Asdrubal Cabrera added a two-run double. Miami’s Jordan Holloway took the loss in his first main league begin.
— Jared Walsh homered and matched a profession excessive with 4 hits, Justin Upton additionally linked and the Los Angeles Angels rallied within the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 5-4. Walsh additionally doubled and had two RBIs because the Angels received their third win in 4 video games.
— Tyler Naquin homered and drove in 4 runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates misplaced for the ninth time in 11 video games.
— The sport between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies was postponed as a consequence of a forecast that referred to as for inclement climate. The Padres and Rockies had been set to start a three-game sequence at Coors Discipline. They’ll play Tuesday after which a standard doubleheader Wednesday. The forecast Tuesday is looking for extra chilly and wet climate with an opportunity for snow.
DeGrom on IL
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom might be positioned on the injured checklist by the New York Mets with tightness in his proper facet. The transfer will hold the ace from taking the mound till Might 20 on the earliest. The Mets say an MRI on Sunday night time was “clear of any points.”
The workforce says it would place the two-time NL Cy Younger Award winner on the injured checklist earlier than Tuesday’s sequence opener in opposition to Baltimore, a transfer that might be retroactive to Monday. A 32-year-old right-hander, deGrom is 3-2 with a significant league-best 0.68 ERA.
Elsewhere within the majors:
— Two-time All-Star infielder Todd Frazier has been minimize by the Pittsburgh Pirates after hitting .086 in 13 video games. The workforce designated him for project Monday. The 35-year-old had simply three hits in 35 at-bats with no dwelling runs and 4 RBIs. The Pirates signed Frazier to a minor league contract after he spent final 12 months’s pandemic-shortened season with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets. The 11-year veteran has a .241 profession common with 218 dwelling runs.
Bruins take Islanders in OT, clinch third in East
UNDATED (AP) —Taylor Corridor scored his second purpose of the sport 2:53 into additional time and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 of their dwelling finale to clinch third place within the East Division. Brad Marchand additionally scored for Boston, which can face second-place Washington within the upcoming playoffs. Tuukka Rask had 16 saves. Mathew Barzal and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves earlier than he was changed to start out the third interval by Ilya Sorokin, who stopped 10 photographs. New York will face East-champ Pittsburgh. Corridor minimize in entrance and beat Sorokin with a backhander for the game-winner.
Elsewhere on the ice on Monday:
— J.T. Compher scored a go-ahead purpose within the third interval, Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche preserved their possibilities to complete in first place within the West Division with a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Andre Burakovsky additionally scored for the Avalanche, who path the Golden Knights by two factors atop the division. Vegas has sport left, Colorado has two. Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner, going through the Avalanche for the primary time this season after Marc-Andre Fleury was in internet the primary seven conferences, stopped 19 photographs.
— Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh RIH’-neh) made 30 saves for the shutout because the Nashville Predators completed the common season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. Rinne tied Tom Barrasso for No. 19 in NHL historical past together with his 369th profession victory in his first begin since April 10. Rinne’s sixtieth profession shutout got here in what might need been his ultimate begin with Nashville. Each groups rested a number of gamers forward of their first-round playoff sequence.
— Nils Hoglander scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1. Bo Horvat additionally scored and Thatcher Demko stopped 39 photographs for his 14th win of the season for the Canucks, Vancouver was eradicated from the playoff race earlier within the night time when Montreal earned a degree in a 4-3 additional time loss to Edmonton to clinch fourth place within the North Division.
— Jason Robertson scored 4:30 into additional time, and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 within the ultimate sport of the season for every workforce. Miro Heiskanen had a purpose and an help for Dallas, which had dropped six of seven.
— Chris Driedger (DREE’-jer) stopped 30 photographs to document his third shutout of the season, Juho Lammikko scored a short-handed purpose, and the Florida Panthers secured home-ice benefit for the opening spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning within the common season finale for each golf equipment.
— Joel Farabee scored two targets and James van Riemsdyk added one on the ability play to steer the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils within the season finale for each groups.
— The Flyers completed yet one more season with no Stanley Cup. They haven’t gained one since consecutive championships in 1974 and 1975 and this ends as one of many extra disheartening ones in franchise historical past. Pavel Zacha and Janne Kuokkanen scored for the Devils. Sean Couturier additionally scored for the Flyers.
Extra followers allowed at DC sports activities occasions
UNDATED (AP) — As coronavirus restrictions ease within the nation’s capital, the Washington metropolis authorities says sports activities stadiums can have spectators at full capability as of June 11.That can permit the Washington Nationals to let about 40,000 followers into its dwelling video games. The Main League Baseball workforce mentioned Monday it was granted a waiver by the town to develop its ticket distribution at Nationals Park to as much as 36% of capability as of Friday. The Nationals at present are allowed 10,000 followers per sport — about 25% of what their outside ballpark holds.
As of final month, the NHL’s Capitals and NBA’s Wizards have been allowed to host 10% of capability at their indoor enviornment downtown, roughly 2,000 individuals. That can rise to 25%, about 5,000 spectators, on Friday.
In different outbreak associated sports activities issues:
— The Philadelphia Flyers and Penn Drugs partnered to make the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine out there to followers earlier than Monday night time’s sport. The Flyers mentioned about 75 followers obtained a shot. They obtained vouchers for 2 tickets to a sport and Gritty stickers and T-shirts incentives to get their shot.
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced that Nassau Coliseum can have a completely vaccinated fan part when the New York Islanders open the Stanley Cup playoffs. Half of the sector might be used as a completely vaccinated fan part with attendees spaced roughly 3 toes aside with an unoccupied seat between every get together. I
— The Nashville Predators have reached an settlement that can permit for a crowd of 12,135 inside Bridgestone Area for dwelling video games performed throughout the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators will face the Carolina Hurricanes within the first spherical, and all dwelling video games will see roughly 70% of the sector’s 17,159 seats crammed.
Tebow to play for Jaguars – as tight finish
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow and City Meyer are apparently getting again collectively, this time within the NFL.
The NFL Community experiences the previous Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is predicted to workforce up together with his faculty coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The league-owned community says the deal “might be official within the subsequent week or so.” The 33-year-old Tebow could be returning to the NFL after 4 years within the New York Mets’ group and he’d be taking part in for Meyer for the primary time since his senior 12 months in 2009. This reunion would include a twist: Tebow is switching to tight finish.
In different NFL exercise:
— Two individuals with direct information have confirmed to The Related Press the Indianapolis Colts have signed Eric Fisher to play left sort out. Kansas Metropolis chosen Fisher with the No. 1 total decide within the 2013 draft, however the Chiefs launched their longtime starter in March. Fisher missed final season’s Tremendous Bowl after tearing his Achilles tendon within the AFC championship sport. The 2-time Professional Bowler may substitute Anthony Castonzo in Indy’s beginning lineup. Castonzo retired in January.
First-place Derby finisher heads to Baltimore, with out coach
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes whereas coach Bob Baffert says he gained’t attend the race to keep away from being a distraction within the wake of scrutiny following the colt’s failed postrace drug check.
Medina Spirit’s Derby win by half a size over Mandaloun gave Baffert his document seventh victory within the sport’s premier race. That milestone is now in jeopardy following Baffert’s announcement that check outcomes revealed the horse had greater than twice the state-allowed quantity of the steroid betamethasone. Baffert is interesting the constructive check and part of the unique pattern might be re-tested.
Johnson withdraws from Nelson with knee discomfort
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — One week earlier than the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson is having knee ache. The world’s No. 1 participant withdrew from the AT&T Byron Nelson on Monday.
He cites occasional discomfort in his knee and says his trainers have suggested him to remain dwelling and get wholesome. Johnson had arthroscopic surgical procedure on his left knee after the 2019 season that brought about him to overlook three months. He says he was not comfortable about having to withdraw and pledged to return to Dallas. Johnson has gone six consecutive tournaments with no top-10 end. That’s his longest such stretch since earlier than his 2019 surgical procedure.