Trail Blazers down Clippers to clinch series

(The Sports Xchange) – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center.

(The Sports Xchange) – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center.

Sharks strike late to open series with win over Predators

SAN JOSE (The Sports Xchange) – Joel Ward’s tiebreaking goal at 11:49 of the third enabled the San Jose Sharks to rally for a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

SAN JOSE (The Sports Xchange) – Joel Ward’s tiebreaking goal at 11:49 of the third enabled the San Jose Sharks to rally for a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Brilliant Wade lifts Heat to win over Hornets in Game Six

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered.

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered.

Lakers put faith in Walton to lead return to glory

(Reuters) – Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league’s hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum.

(Reuters) – Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league’s hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum.

Pacers beat Raptors 101-83 to force Game Seven

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Indiana Pacers are more than All-Star forward Paul George’s prolific scoring, they usually are difficult to beat.

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Indiana Pacers are more than All-Star forward Paul George’s prolific scoring, they usually are difficult to beat.

Faksa scores winner as Stars beat Blues in series opener

DALLAS (The Sports Xchange) – Radek Faksa had a goal and an assist and Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for the Dallas Stars in a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round series on Friday at American Airlines Center.

DALLAS (The Sports Xchange) – Radek Faksa had a goal and an assist and Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for the Dallas Stars in a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round series on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Perfect Piller piles on birdies for second-round Texas lead

(Reuters) – American Gerina Piller continued her sizzling recent form with a ball-striking clinic, hitting every green in regulation on her way to the second-round clubhouse lead at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Friday.

(Reuters) – American Gerina Piller continued her sizzling recent form with a ball-striking clinic, hitting every green in regulation on her way to the second-round clubhouse lead at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Friday.

Lovemark and Vegas set early pace in New Orleans

(Reuters) – American Jamie Lovemark produced sizzling form on the greens as he charged into a tie for the lead midway through the second round of the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday.

(Reuters) – American Jamie Lovemark produced sizzling form on the greens as he charged into a tie for the lead midway through the second round of the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday.