Nets hold on late to capture Game 1 over Raptors
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson both scored 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in the opening game of their NBA playoff series Saturday. Toronto, which won a club-record 48 games this season, erased a five-point deficit in the fourth to lead 76-75 with about five minutes remaining. Full Story.(Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday. Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list. Full Story.
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Spotlight on TSN
The playoff drama heats up today in a doubleheader.
First Rick Nash and the New York Rangers go for a second straight win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden at Noon et/9am pt.
Later, Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins try to square their series at home against the Detroit Red Wings at 3pm et/Noon pt.
A day after a bench-clearing incident at Fenway Park, the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox meet again, tonight at 7pm et/4pm pt.
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The playoffs get started for eight more NBA clubs today.
First, the battle for Texas gets rolling as the Dallas Mavericks face the San Antonio Spurs at 1pm et/10am pt.
Next up, LeBron James and the Miami Heat hit the floor against the Charlotte Bobcats at 3:30pm et/12:30pm pt.
Later, the Washington Wizards begin their series against the Chicago Bulls at 7pm et/4pm pt.
The day wraps up with the Portland Trail Blazers opening against the Houston Rockets at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt.
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