SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Alan Quine's power-play goal at exactly 16 minutes of the second overtime gave the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers early Saturday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
HOUSTON (AP) - The NBA said Friday that Houston's James Harden should have been given an offensive foul for pushing Golden State's Andre Iguodala before his winning shot Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland guard CJ McCollum won the NBA's Most Improved Player award in his first season as a starter for the Trail Blazers, dramatically improving his scoring average by more than 14 points over last season.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - LeBron James had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving made a pair of big 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Cleveland Cavaliers move within a game of a first-round sweep with a 101-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry said Friday that he'll be very surprised if his sprained right ankle keeps him out in Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors' first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija struck out five over 7 2/3 innings and drove in a career-high three runs with a double to win in a memorable home debut, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Miami hitting coach Barry Bonds and the Marlins 8-1 on Friday night in the slugger's return to AT&T Park.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings' rally and the looming specters of San Jose's postseason failures.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Years of poor drafting played a major role in the Oakland Raiders missing the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. Back-to-back productive drafts have Oakland back in position to contend in the AFC West.
NEW YORK (AP) - Khris Davis and Coco Crisp homered on consecutive pitches, backing Rich Hill's sox strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) - French Camp native and former East Union star Scott Brooks is on his way to Washington, the latest move made by the Wizards that could have the added benefit of enticing Kevin Durant to return home this summer.