A-P National Sports Briefs

UNDATED (AP) — There are two NBA playoff games tonight. In the first contest the Brooklyn Nets are home to the Chicago Bulls in game two of their best-of-seven series, while in Los Angeles the Clippers are facing Memphis. Both the Clippers and Nets won the opening game of these playoff affairs.


UNDATED (AP) — In the NBA playoffs Sunday the Heat, Pacers, Thunder and Spurs all won. Miami beat Milwaukee in the opening game of their series while the Pacers stopped the Hawks, the Thunder beat the Rockets and the Spurs slapped the Lakers.

VANCOUVER (AP) — Five games are on the NHL schedule tonight with one game featuring two teams headed to the playoffs. In Vancouver this evening the Canucks are playing host to the Blackhawks. Vancouver is still looking to clinch the Northwest Division; while the Blackhawks have already wrapped up the Central division as well as the top seed in the Western Conference.

UNDATED (AP) — The big winners in auto racing yesterday were Vettel, Sato and Kenseth. Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Takuma Sato finished first in the Long Beach IndyCar race and Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag in the Sprint Cup race in Kansas City.

UNDATED (AP) — The winners in golf yesterday were Graeme McDowell and Bernhard Langer. McDowell outlasted Webb Simpson in a one-hole playoff to win the PGA’s RBC Heritage, while Langer won the Champions Tour event in Duluth, Ga. The LPGA event came to an end on Saturday.