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Last Update on April 27, 2015 05:35 GMT


BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.

Love left the court in the first quarter after hurting his left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to win a series for the first time since 2010, before James left for Miami.

Now Cleveland gets extra time before facing the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series. The Bulls lead 3-1.

The Cavaliers led 99-89 with 44 seconds left, but the Celtics didn't give up. Isaiah Thomas hit a layup and Avery Bradley sank two free throws to cut the lead to six before the ball went out of bounds off Kyrie Irving. But Gigi Datome missed a 3-pointer before Irving was fouled and made two shots.


BOSTON (AP) -- J.R. Smith has been ejected from Cleveland's playoff game after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston's Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.

Crowder remained there for a few minutes before leaving for the locker room. The Celtics said he had a sprained left knee and would not return.

Smith was charged with a flagrant foul. Isaiah Thomas made the two free throws then Avery Bradley hit a basket when the Celtics put the ball in play.

That just cut the Cavaliers' 21-point halftime lead to 57-40 as they went for a sweep of the first-round series.


BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Love has been ruled out of the Cavaliers' playoff game against the Celtics after hurting his left shoulder midway through the first quarter.

Cleveland's power forward was injured when he and Boston's Kelly Olynyk chased a loose ball into the left corner after Jae Crowder of the Celtics missed a 3-pointer. Olynyk's right arm became entangled with Love's left arm. Love then grabbed his arm and kept running toward the Cleveland bench before going to the locker room, where he was icing the shoulder and undergoing evaluation.

Olynyk was charged with a non-shooting foul.

Love averaged 18.3 points in the first three games and scored the first basket Sunday in Cleveland's attempt to sweep the first-round, Eastern Conference series.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded -- one of his best moments during his first week in the majors -- and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped.

The Reds have dropped three in a row overall. They went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago.

Jake Arrieta (3-1) pitched six innings after waiting out a 4-hour, 13-minute delay before the Reds called off Saturday's game because of persistent rain. The Cubs won the series opener on Friday night, 7-3 in 11 innings.

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Last Update on April 27, 2015 14:53 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Memphis and Chicago are looking to close out their first round NBA playoff series with Portland and Milwaukee tonight. For the Grizzlies the act of eliminating the Blazers in Portland will be more difficult as starting point guard Mike Conley will miss the game after suffering facial injuries in the previous game in the series.

Conley left Saturday night's Game 3 in the third quarter after he appeared to be hit inadvertently by Portland guard CJ McCollum's elbow while going after the ball. Conley, in his eighth NBA season, is averaging 16 points in the series. He averaged 15.8 points and 5.4 assists in the regular season.

Should the Blazers win this evening's contest the fifth game in the best of seven series will be played Wednesday in Memphis.

The Bulls will attempt to finish off the Bucks with a win in Game 5 this evening in Chicago. Milwaukee kept its slim hopes alive with a two point win on Saturday. The winner of this series goes a second round series against Cleveland, which eliminated Boston yesterday.

Tonight's final game has Brooklyn and Atlanta squaring off in Game four of their series. The Hawks have the advantage having won the first two games at home before losing to the Nets in New York 91-83 on Saturday.


UNDATED (AP) -- The first Game 7 of the playoffs this year is being played in Washington as the Capitals entertain the Islanders this evening. Sound familiar? If you were following hockey back in 1987 it probably does, as they met in a Game 7 as well, which took four overtimes to decide. The Islanders got that win as Pat LaFontaine scored the game winner. New York's Kelly Hrudey (ROO'-dee) had an amazing 73 saves in the game, which still ranks as the longest Game 7 in NHL history.

The Caps could have wrapped things up Saturday as they led the series 3-2, but the New Yorkers won the sixth game, played in New York.

Tonight's other game could be a clincher as well, as Detroit leads Tampa Bay 3-2 in that best of seven series. This evening's game is being played in the Motor City and should the Lightning skate off the ice with a win, the seventh and final game would be played Wednesday night in Tampa.


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