Anze Kopitar scored 8:13 into overtime as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 to open the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night. Los Angeles, the eighth seed in the West, is now 9-0 on the road in the playoffs and are also 3-0 in overtime in these playoffs.
LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday. With the win, the Heat took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
The New Orleans Hornets have won the NBA’s draft lottery and the No. 1 pick overall. The Hornets, after a difficult season in which they traded All-Star Chris Paul, have a shot to add another superstar, with Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis considered the best player available.
The Toronto Raptors will pick eighth. Read what GM Brian Colangelo had to say here: http://www.tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=397271
But even better news for the right-hander was avoiding injury after being struck by a line drive in Toronto’s 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano homered during New York’s five-run third inning, Rafael Soriano retired Mark Trumbo on a broken-bat flyout to end it, and the Yankees snapped the Los Angeles Angels’ eight-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Wednesday night.
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and former runner-up Samantha Stosur landed in the win column, while former runner-up Venus Williams was sent packing in the second round at the French Open.