OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)- The Golden State Warriors have advanced to a second round Western Conference playoff series against San Antonio. Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry scored 22 points and dished out eight assists as the Warriors eliminated Denver in six games, 92-88.
CHICAGO (AP)- The Nets-Bulls series is going to a seventh game Saturday in Brooklyn. Deron (DEHR’-ihn) Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Nets again avoided elimination with a 95-92 victory that sets up a game 7 Saturday in Brooklyn.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has agreed to help the Detroit Pistons search for a head coach as an advisor. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank after a 29-53 season and 54-94 mark in his two seasons.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)- The seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings are going home tied 1-1 with the Anaheim Ducks. The Red Wings lost a 4-1 lead in the final period but recovered to beat the Ducks 5-4 in overtime on Gustav Nyquist’s power-play goal at 1:21 of OT.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -Rory McIlroy starts the day in a seven-way tie for first place as second round play begins at the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy is tied with Ryan Moore, Robert Garrigus (GEHR’-ih-guhs), Nick Watney, Daniel Summerhays, Nate Smith and Derek Ernst as some 37 golfers are within three shots of the lead.