Monday Sports Minute: Spurs Look For Sweep Against Blazers

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th May SportsMark BeuhrleNBA playoffsNHL playoffs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - San Antonio will try to complete its domination of the Trail Blazers with a sweep tonight in Portland. The Spurs have their sights set on a spot in the Western Conference final after winning the first three games of the series by an average of nearly 19 points. NEW YORK (AP) - Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal between the Heat and Nets is set in Brooklyn tonight. The Nets got back into the series with some torrid shooting in Game 3, hitting on 15 of 25 3-point attempts. Miami still leads the series 2-1. MONTREAL (AP) - For the second straight game, Boston will try to nail down a spot in the NHL Eastern Conference finals when it visits Montreal tonight. The Canadiens stayed alive with a win in Boston Friday night, after the Bruins pushed them to the brink of elimination with an overtime victory in Montreal in Game 4. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim will start 20-year old goalie John Gibson tonight against the Kings in Game 5 of its NHL Western Conference semifinals after he shutout Los Angeles in his playoff debut in Game 4. The road team has won all four games of the series so far. TORONTO (AP) - Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) tries to become the major league's first seven-game winner when he starts for Toronto tonight at home against the Angels. Buehrle is off to one of the best starts of his career with a 5-1 mark and 1.91 ERA.

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