NBA playoffs continue...Rondo suspended...Silas let go...Kings, Caps win...Tigers' Young suspended
UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder each have 2-0 series lead in the NBA's conference quarterfinals, while Indiana and Orlando are deadlocked at a game apiece. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 25 points and Chris Bosh added 21 in the Heat's 104-94 triumph over New York before Russell Westbrook poured in 29 points to lead the Thunder past Dallas 102-99. David West had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers past the Magic 93-78.
ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA has suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) for Game 2 of the opening-round series tonight in Atlanta, which likely will put Avery Bradley in the starting lineup. Rondo was punished for bumping referee Marc Davis with his chest after being assessing a technical foul in the final minute of Sunday's loss to the Hawks. The loss of Rondo will further deplete a Celtics lineup that has been playing without guard Ray Allen, who's been bothered by a sore right ankle.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats have decided not to renew coach Paul Silas' contract after the team finished 7-59 this season for the worst winning percentage in league history. Silas said he was promised a job in the organization by team owner Michael Jordan and said he's retiring from coaching.
UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have taken a two-games-to-none lead in the NHL's conference semifinals, while the Washington Capitals head home after splitting two games in New York. Anze Kopitar (AHN'-zhay KOH'-pih-tahr) scored twice while L.A. was building a 4-0 lead in the first period of a 5-2 win at St. Louis. The Capitals blew a 2-0 lead before Alex Ovechkin scored on a power play with 7:27 remaining to lead a 3-2 win over the Rangers.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has received a seven-day suspension from Major League Baseball following his arrest in New York on a hate crime charge last week. The commissioner's office says the suspension is retroactive to Friday, the day Young was arrested after a late-night tussle at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets.