Playoff preview and look back...Long game in Oakland...Braves beat Nats again


UNDATED (AP) — Tonight's schedule of NBA playoff games is a brief one, just two contests. In Denver the Nuggets need a win over the Warriors or their season is over as Golden State leads the series 3-1. And in Los Angeles the Clippers and Grizzlies square off in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series. The first-round affair is tied up at two wins apiece.

UNDATED (AP) — In the NBA playoffs last night, the Nets and Rockets kept their playoff hopes alive. With a loss each would have been eliminated but Brooklyn beat the Bulls and the Rockets stopped the Thunder. In the other game last night, the Hawks evened their series with the Pacers with a home court win.

UNDATED (AP) — The Stanley Cup playoffs start this evening with three games. Chicago, the top overall seed, is home to Minnesota while the Kings are at St. Louis and Detroit plays at Anaheim. These are all best-of-seven series.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Last night's Angels-Athletics game was a long one. So long that it didn't end last night. The contest was decided in the 19th inning when Brandon Moss of the A's slammed his second home run of the game at 1:41 a.m. West Coast time.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves and Nationals continue their three-game series in Atlanta tonight. The Braves took the opener last night 3-2 and have won all four games the teams have played this season. Stephen Strasburg got the start for the Nats but was not involved in the decision.

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