SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan scored 17 points and had nine rebounds as San Antonio beat Memphis 93-89 in overtime to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals. Duncan scored the Spurs’ first six points of overtime after they allowed the Grizzlies to close regulation on a 13-2 run. Tony Parker finished with 15 points and set a playoff career high with 18 assists.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years after entering with the third-best chance to capture the top pick. The Orlando Magic will pick second in the draft, followed by Washington, Charlotte and Phoenix. The Wizards moved up from eighth to third, while the Bobcats dropped to fourth after posting the league’s second-worst record.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Vinny Del Negro (NAY’-groh) is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after their first-round playoff exit. This season, the Clippers won a franchise-record 56 games, had a 17-game winning streak and won the club’s first Pacific Division title before their early playoff exit. Del Negro had a 128-102 record in three seasons with the team, a .557 winning percentage that’s a franchise best since it moved from Buffalo in 1978.
UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins have a 3-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals after Johnny Boychuk and Daniel Paille (PY’-ay) scored in the third period of a 2-1 win over the Rangers in New York. Antti Niemi (AN’-tee nee-EH’-mee) made 13 of his 22 saves in the third period to preserve San Jose’s 2-1 win over Los Angeles, tying the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
BOSTON (AP) – Santa Clara, California, has been awarded Super Bowl 50 by NFL owners who also have given Super Bowl 51 to Houston. The 49ers’ new home is set to open next year in Santa Clara, and will host the first Super Bowl in the area since 1985. Miami was the big loser in the process, losing both bids on the first ballot.