Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.
Making his fourth start of the season, Zack Wheeler allowed six hits and three runs in six innings on Sunday against the Braves at Citi Field. After a see-saw start in Flushing, the clubs are deadlocked and headed to extra innings. David Wright has extended his hit streak to 11 games.
With a two-goal lead, and a number of opportunities to put the Flyers in a big hole, the Rangers allowed Philadelphia to hang around, and ultimately Ray Emery and the Flyers pulled ahead. Emery stopped 31 shots as Philadelphia stole a 4-2 win on Sunday at the Garden.
Ivan Nova left Saturday night's game with an apparent elbow injury, and after undergoing an MRI after the game, it was revealed that Nova has a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. Nova, who sports an 8.27 ERA in 20 2/3 innings, was immediately placed on the disabled list.
Jose Valverde has allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, and such a fact is hard to ignore for Mets manager Terry Collins. After Valverde served up a killer homer to Justin Upton on Saturday, Collins admitted he is considering replacing Valverde as the club's closer.
The Mets' ninth-inning rally fell short Saturday, as the Braves beat New York for the second night in a row, 7-5. David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud led the Mets' offense, combining for five hits and three RBIs. Gary, Keith and Ron analyze New York's second straight loss from Citi Field.
An RBI single from David Wright gave the Mets an early lead, but the Braves battled back to beat New York for the second straight night, 7-5. Bartolo Colon allowed three earned runs over seven innings. Wright went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Playing Game 1 on the road in front of a hostile Air Canada Centre crowd, the Nets showed compusure and a propensity to hit shots late in the game as they defeated the Raptors, 94-87. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each paced Brooklyn with 24 points in the victory.