UNDATED (AP) – The Miami Heat and New York Knicks have 2-0 leads in the NBA’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 21 points and the Heat opened the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run to beat Milwaukee 98-86. Carmelo Anthony poured in 34 points and the Knicks outscored Boston 32-11 in the third quarter of an 87-71 stifling of the Celtics.
DENVER (AP) – Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry contributed 30 points and 13 assists as the Golden State Warriors beat the Nuggets 131-117 in Denver to even the Western Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece. Jarrett Jack chipped in 26 points and Harrison Barnes added 24 points to help the Warriors end the Nuggets’ 24-game home winning streak. Golden State shot 65 percent from the field, including 14-for-25 from three-point range.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Mike Brown is taking another crack at coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers, agreeing in principle to a contract three years after he was dismissed by team owner Dan Gilbert. A person with knowledge of the situation says Brown hasn’t yet signed his new deal but has agreed to take the job. Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs every season with the Cavs, teaming with James on a run to the NBA Finals in 2007.
UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday and miss the rest of the season. Billingsley was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts this season. The 28-year-old injured his elbow last August and decided to try rehabilitation instead of major surgery.
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Bengals have worked out a contract with five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison, ending his association with the Steelers. The nine-year veteran helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls and joins a team looking for its first playoff victory since 1990.