AP Tuesday Sports Roundup
Blazers avoid sweep...Nets and Hawks even...Bucks win in Chicago
UNDATED (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are still alive in the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard made sure of that. Lillard scored 12 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Blazers rallied to beat Memphis 99-92 and avoid a four-game sweep by Memphis.
LaMarcus Aldridge and C.J. McCollum each added 18 for Portland.
Memphis was playing without point guard Mike Conley. He was inadvertently elbowed in the face in the third quarter of Game 3 and underwent surgery on Monday morning. His status for the rest of the playoffs is uncertain.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Memphis.
In other NBA playoffs:
— Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Brook Lopez had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets. That ties the series at two games apiece.
— Milwaukee cut Chicago's series lead to 3-2 by beating the Bulls 94-88 at United Center. Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. The series now moves back to Milwaukee where the Bucks could tie it with a victory Thursday night.
Cavs' Smith gets 2 games, Celtics' Olynyk 1 for next season
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game.
Smith will miss Games 1 and 2 of the Cavs' next series, when the club will also be without Kevin Love, who dislocated his shoulder earlier in the game.
Olynyk hurt Cavs forward Love, grabbing and pulling his arm. The league said Olynyk will serve his suspension in the first game of the 2015-16 regular season for which he is eligible and able to play.
Love sidelined for second round series
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder.
Love got hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's series-clinching win over Boston. He got his left arm locked with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball. Olynyk yanked down on Love's arm and his shoulder popped out of its socket joint.
The Cavs say Love is seeking additional medical opinions.
In his first postseason as a pro, Love is averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds. Love made six 3-pointers in Cleveland's Game 3 win.
Caps win in 7...Lightning force Game 7 with Red Wings
UNDATED (AP)— It will be the Washington Capitals against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Evgeny Kuznetsov made sure of that by scoring a tiebreaking goal with 7:18 left to give the Capitals a tense 2-1 victory in Game 7 against the New York Islanders. Braden Holtby needed to make just 10 saves between the pipes for the Caps.
The Islanders' loss ends their playing days at Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972. The team is moving to Brooklyn next season.
__ In the other playoff series of the night, there will be a Game 7 Wednesday night to decide the Tampa Bay-Detroit series. The Lightning beat the Red Wings 5-2 to even that series at three games apiece. Tyler Johnson scored two goals for the Lightning, who will be at home for Game 7 Wednesday.
Rangers forward out indefinitely
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is out indefinitely with what the team calls an upper body injury.
New York is optimistic it will get defenseman Kevin Klein (broken left forearm) back for the next round. He has been out since March 11.
Weber has knee surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators captain Shea Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery. The defenseman was injured on what he called a harmless hit against the end boards during the Nashville's first-round Western Conference playoff loss to Chicago.
Weber's 26 minutes, 22 seconds of ice time per game ranked fifth in the NHL, a spot behind his defensive partner Roman Josi.
Mets stop Marlins' win streak
UNDATED (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins' five-game winning streak, 3-1.
The Marlins had taken the lead in the eighth with three consecutive two-out singles, breaking up Dillon Gee's shutout bid.
The Mets have the best record in baseball -- 15-5. They are 5-0 against Miami.
In other baseball:
__ The Atlanta Braves handed the Washington Nationals their sixth straight loss, 8-4. Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer. The Nationals, preseason favorites to win the World Series, made four errors and dropped into the basement of the NL East with a 7-13 record. They are eight games back of the Mets.
__ Pitcher Jason Marquis ended Cincinnati's long streak of clutch-hitting futility with a run-scoring single, and slumping Jay Bruce homered and drove in three runs in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
— The Chicago Cubs blanked Pittsburgh 4-0. Kris Bryant drove in two runs. Jason Hammel threw eight scoreless innings. — Philadelphia beat St. Louis 4-1. Cole Hamels won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September.
— The L.A. Dodgers got home runs from rookie Joc Pederson and Justin Turner in their 8-3 win over San Francisco.
__ Colorado edged Arizona 5-4. Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer. Tyler Matzek pitched five effective innings before leaving with a hamstring injury. He's 2-0.
__ Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals kept AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber winless this season, beating the Cleveland Indians 6-2. Kluber is 0-3.
__ Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over Toronto. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the game with a sore neck.
__ Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking home run and Adam Warren pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the New York Yankees ended the Tampa Bay Rays' five-game winning streak, 4-1.
— Detroit edged Minnesota 5-4. Yoenis Cespedes had a homer, a double and three RBIs to back David Price, who is 2-1.
— Seattle beat Texas 3-1. Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings for his first win. Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team.
— The A.L. West-leading Houston Astros erupted with three runs in the eighth inning to beat San Diego 9-4. Jed Lowrie homered and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by catcher Derek Norris.
White Sox-Orioles postponed due to safety concerns
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' home game at Camden Yards was postponed because of safety concerns.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved — possibly to Nationals Park in Washington — if safety continued to be an issue.
Rioters have looted stores and thrown rocks and bricks at Baltimore police in the wake of the mysterious spinal injury of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. The epicenter of the protests is less than a mile from the ballpark.
Cards' Wainwright done for season... So is Dodgers' McCarthy
UNDATED AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals say ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season because of a torn left Achilles. Wainwright will have surgery later this week. Wainwright was hurt while batting Saturday in Milwaukee.
This is the second major injury of Wainwright's career. The right-hander missed the 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
In other baseball news:
— Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the season with a torn elbow ligament, creating a hole in the middle of the rotation for a Los Angeles team with World Series aspirations.
— Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Scherzer jammed the thumb while batting against St. Louis on Thursday. He couldn't throw in the bullpen as scheduled on Sunday.
— K.C. Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week. He is among four Royals players suspended for their actions in the fight last Thursday. Pitcher Yordano Ventura was given a seven-game penalty, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera received two-game bans. All the players initially appealed. Chicago pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzjia were each suspended five games.
— Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. The Los Angeles Angels wanted to get rid of him so much they are expected to pay most of the remaining $80.2 million on his contract. Hamilton, who has a history of drug and alcohol issues, never reported to the Angels this season after offseason right shoulder surgery.
VIKINGS — The Minnesota Vikings have reconvened from their winter break. Adrian Peterson has been conspicuously missing. The star running back rarely participated in the offseason activities that weren't contractually required in the past. Several of Peterson's teammates say they would welcome him back.
LYNX — The Minnesota Lynx have signed two draft picks. The Lynx announced the signings yesterday of second-round draft pick Reshanda Gray and third-rounder Shae Kelley. Gray finished the season averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Kelly was named to the All-Big Ten First Team in 2015.
WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost has died at age 84.
He spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and recorded 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 regular-season games.