Heat, Grizzlies in control...Very defensive...B's, Blueshirts advance

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Associated Press

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Miami Heat silenced Chicago 88-65 to take a 3-1 lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. The 65 points allowed were just two off the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team. Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away by outscoring Chicago 17-9 in the third quarter.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA's Western Conference semi-finals after turning a 17-point deficit into a 103-97 overtime win against Oklahoma City. Mike Conley finished with 24 points while teammates Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL') each added 23 for the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27 points and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) added 17 and 14 rebounds for the Thunder.

UNDATED (AP) — Memphis guard Tony Allen and Miami forward LeBron James were the top vote-getters for the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Allen and James each received 25 first-place votes from the league's 30 coaches. They are joined on the first team by Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah), Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls center Joakim (JOH'-kihm) Noah.

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR-zhur-ahn) provided the tying and series-winning goals to cap the Boston Bruins' tremendous comeback in a 5-4 overtime win over Toronto in Game 7 of the NHL's Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Maple Leafs had a 4-1 lead after Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri (NAH'-zehm KAH'-dree) tallied 3:20 apart early in the third period. Nathan Horton's goal began the Boston rally before Milan Lucic (LOO'-chich) and Bergeron scored 31 seconds apart in the final 1:22 of regulation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundvist made 35 saves in his second consecutive shutout as the New York Rangers beat Washington 5-0 in Game 7 of the NHL's Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Derick Brassard assisted on goals by Michael Del Zotto and Mats Zuccarello after scoring the lone goal in the Blueshirts' Game-6 victory. Arron Asham (ASH'-um), Taylor Pyatt and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers, who won a Game 7 on the road for the first time in team history.

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