Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. Off the opening faceoff of overtime, Johnny Boychuk blasted the puck into the Washington zone. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloved the shot and decided to move the puck to defenseman John Carlson, who tried to play the puck up the boards to a teammate. The pass went right to New York's Nick Leddy at the left point and, with a Washington player closing in, fired a shot that was tipped by Nikolay Kulemin. Holtby made a nice save with his left pad, kicking the puck away, but Tavares was able to knock in the rebound and send the crowd at Nassau Coliseum into a frenzy. Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for the Islanders, who grabbed a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. They will host Game 4 on Tuesday. Holtby, back between the pipes after missing Game 2 with an illness, stopped 40 shots.
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans says an MRI on his left knee showed a deep bone bruise and he is questionable for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers may be the fourth seed in the Western Conference, but they'll start the postseason on the road Sunday night when they visit FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history and will now try to make their way through the Eastern Conference, starting Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena.
The air inside Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., was extremely cold last October when the Los Angeles Lakers arrived to entertain their large Inland Empire fan base in a meaningless exhibition game.
In his first playoff game since tearing his left ACL on April 28, 2012, Derrick Rose looked explosive in leading the Bulls to a 103-91 Game 1 victory over the Bucks Saturday night at the United Center.
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - James Harden had 24 points and 11 assists, Terrence Jones and Trevor Ariza did a little bit of everything and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-108 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Derrick Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - After blowing a fourth-quarter lead, the Washington Wizards only allowed four points in overtime in their 93-86 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The fifth-seeded Wizards led by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter but could not hang on. But in overtime, they limited Toronto to 2- of-9 shooting and 0-of-4 from 3-point range. Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime to pace Washington. Bradley Beal added 16 points and Nene scored 12 with a game-high 13 rebounds. Toronto has reached the postseason seven times in franchise history, and it lost its opening game for the seventh time. Amir Johnson led the fourth-seeded Raptors with 18 points off the bench and was a part of a second unit that outscored Toronto's starters by a 48-38 margin. DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and added 11 boards and six assists. Toronto will host Game 2 of the series on Tuesday.
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - After blowing a fourth-quarter lead, the Washington Wizards only allowed four points in overtime in their 93-86 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
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