Scott Brooks, raised in Lathrop and a graduate of East Union High, was fired Wednesday after seven mostly successful seasons as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. If he chooses, he won’t be unemployed for long.
SAN ANTONIO - All is not lost. The Los Angeles Clippers have at least two more games to revive themselves, even if it did feel as if theirs was a season on the brink after they became Texas toast in their latest playoff setback.
Stephen Curry had 39 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the top-seeded Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, where they will face the winner of the Portland-Memphis first-round series.
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - After Bucks coach Jason Kidd was awarded a timeout with 1.3 seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer to keep Milwaukee alive in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Chicago Bulls.
Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikolay Kulemin scored the winning goal in the third period and the New York Islanders held on for a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday to force Game 7 in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Whether it was the last game at the Islanders' famed Nassau Coliseum remains to be seen. The series will be decided on Monday in Washington. The Islanders, who have played at the Coliseum since their inception in 1972, will move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn starting next season. John Tavares and Cal Clutterbuck also scored while Jaroslav Halak turned aside 38 shots for the Islanders, who are looking to win their first playoff series since the 1993 postseason. John Carlson had the only goal of the game for the Capitals and Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots in the loss.
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets got the result they desperately needed in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, using a huge second-half run and a stout defensive effort to pull off a 91-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Saturday's Game 3.