Zach Parise scored twice during a six-goal third-period blitz as host Minnesota won its third straight 6-2 to move into a wild-card spot for the first time in three months...
James Blackmon Jr. made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points as the host Hoosiers set a school record with 18 baskets from beyond the arc, beating the Gophers on Sunday...
Frank Kaminsky recorded 25 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks as the Badgers won their 51st straight home game 68-56 against an unranked team Sunday. Sam Dekker scored all 13 of his points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds for Wisconsin (12-1), which trailed 27-26 at halftime before shooting 55.6 percent from the floor after the break.
Jason Zucker netted one of his two tallies during a four-goal first period as Minnesota pulled away from visiting Tampa Bay 7-2. Zach Parise and defenseman Marco Scandella each recorded a goal and an assist while captain Mikko Koivu, Erik Haula and blue-liner Jared Spurgeon also tallied for the Wild.
Marcus R. Fuller St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — When Jerry Kill walked into the locker room Saturday with his Minnesota Gophers trailing Purdue 31-20 at halftime, he claimed to have no idea his team had never won when trailing at halftime. His players weren’t thinking about that, either. So Minnesota’s fourth-year coach kept his cool. Didn’t scream.
Clayton Kershaw breezed through eight innings, and Adrian Gonzalez drove in a pair as visiting Los Angeles avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Brewers 5-1 and maintaining the best record in the National League. A.J. Ellis homered, and Matt Kemp added an RBI single for the Dodgers, who moved 41⁄2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West and pulled 11⁄2 games ahead of the Brewers for the top NL record.
Boris Diaw scored a season-high 26 points, and Tim Duncan scored seven of his 19 points in the extra session as visiting San Antonio defeated Oklahoma City 112-107 in overtime to win the Western Conference finals and advance to the NBA Finals for the second straight season. Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Manu Ginobili added 15 points and four steals and Duncan collected 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Miami in Thursday’s opener in a rematch of the 2013 finals won by the Heat.
Welington Castillo and Mike Olt both homered while Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings as host Chicago claimed the rubber match of its three-game series, beating Milwaukee 4-2. Wood (4-4) struck out seven while allowing just two runs on two hits and Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save. Junior Lake and Starlin Castro added two hits apiece as the Cubs claimed their first series win since taking two of three from St.
Darren Collison scored 12 of his 18 points in the final quarter Sunday, including the go-ahead basket with 59.9 seconds left, as host Los Angeles recovered from a 22-point deficit to stun Oklahoma City and even the Western Conference semifinals at two games apiece. Blake Griffin had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Paul added 23 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who never led until Jamal Crawford drained a 3-pointer with 1:23 remaining.
Tony Parker scored 24 of his 32 points in a dominant first half to lead San Antonio to a Game 7 rout of visiting Dallas 119-96 on Sunday, advancing the Spurs to the second round of the NBA playoffs against Portland. Manu Ginobili collected 20 points and six steals for San Antonio, which hosts Game 1 against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.