All knotted up going to L.A....Sixers to meet Celtics
DENVER (AP) — There will be a Game 7 Saturday night in Los Angeles to decide the Lakers-Nuggets first round series. The Nuggets made sure of that by racing out to a 13-0 lead while the Lakers were missing their first eight shots en route to Denver's 113-96 victory over the Lakers to knot the series at three games apiece behind Ty Lawson's game-high 32.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)— The Philadelphia 76ers are the fifth No. 8 seed to win a first-round NBA playoff series against a No. 1 seed after dumping the Chicago Bulls 79-78 last night as Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah) won it with a couple of free throws with 2.2 seconds left. In his second season, coach Doug Collins has led the Sixers to their first winning season in seven years.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are the next challenge for Doug Collins and his 76ers with that second-round series starting Saturday night in Boston. The Celtics eliminated the Atlanta Hawks with an 83-80 win in Game 6 led by Kevin Garnett's 28 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks and hit the go-ahead bucket with 31 seconds left.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Washington fireballer Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 Pirates in six innings of work in the Nationals' 4-2 win in Pittsburgh last night. Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run, Roger Bernadina and Rick Ankiel (an-KEEL') added solo shots for the Nats, who own a half-game lead over Atlanta atop the NL East.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 60 former NFL players have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, joining hundreds of others who claim pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions. The lead plaintiff is Hall of Famer Art Monk, who played wide receiver for the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1993 and says he suffered multiple concussions that are causing continuing problems to this day.