Mavs, Nets, Blazers win...Randolph suspended...Rangers, Hawks open well...Kipnis shelved

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Associated Press

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 4:33 PM

UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets are still alive in the NBA playoffs after forcing Game 7s in their first-round series. Deron Williams scored 23 points in the Nets' 97-83 win over Toronto, and Monta (MAHN'-tay) Ellis had 29 points to lead Dallas past San Antonio 113-111. Portland closed out its opening-round series in six games as Damian Lillard capped his 25-point night by nailing a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Trail Blazers past Houston 99-98.

NEW YORK (AP) — Memphis forward Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Grizzlies' playoff series against Oklahoma City for punching Thunder center Steven Adams in the jaw. The ruling leaves the Grizzlies without their leading scorer for the deciding game in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Randolph is averaging a team-best 18.2 points in the series.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks were winners in Game 1 of their respective Stanley Cup conference semifinal series. The Rangers blew a 2-0 lead in the third period before Derick Brassard scored 3:06 into overtime to give the Blueshirts past the Penguins 3-2 in Pittsburgh. The Hawks also squandered a two-goal lead in the third period before Patrick Kane scored back-to-back goals in a 5-2 triumph against Minnesota.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained side muscle, an injury that is expected to sideline him from three to five weeks. Kipnis injured an oblique during an at-bat in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's loss to Los Angeles. He had an MRI on Thursday that showed the injury was more serious than originally thought.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Angel Cabrera and Martin Flores are co-leaders at the midway point of the PGA event at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Flores fired a 68 and Cabrera countered with a 69, leaving both players 9-under for the tournament and one stroke ahead of Justin Rose.

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