Heat, Nuggets continue winning streaks…Hawks, Ducks win…Dominicans reach WBC title game
BOSTON (AP) – The Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 23 games with a 105-103 win over the Celtics in Boston. LeBron James finished with 37 points, had 12 assists and drained the tiebreaking jumper with 10.5 seconds left. It’s the second-longest streak in NBA history, 10 shy of the all-time mark set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
CHICAGO (AP) – Andre Iguodala (ig-ah-DAH’-lah) hit a three-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Denver Nuggets their 12th consecutive win, 119-118 at Chicago. Wilson Chandler had a team-high 35 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets.
UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks still lead the NHL’s Western Conference by five points over Anaheim following wins by the Blackhawks and Ducks. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each finished with a goal and two assists as the Hawks beat the Avalanche 5-2 in Colorado. Francois Beauchemin (BOH’-sheh-mihn) scored the first and last goals in the Ducks’ 5-3 verdict over San Jose.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Dominican Republic has advanced to the championship of the World Baseball Classic with a 4-1 win over the Netherlands. Moises Sierra doubled home the tying run in the fifth before Jose Reyes slapped an RBI single two batters later. The Dominicans will take on Puerto Rico for the title on Tuesday.
UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA has announced the brackets for the upcoming women’s basketball tournament. Baylor is the top seed in the Oklahoma City Region, Notre Dame heads the Norfolk Region, Stanford is the top seed in the Spokane Region and Connecticut is No. 1 in the Bridgeport Region.