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Tuesday Sports Update

The NBA playoffs the NHL playoffs, baseball results, and an honor for a former Gator and more in our Tuesday Sports Update…

** The NBA playoffs saw more good games on Monday.   Oklahoma City was upset by Memphis in overtime 111-105 and that series is tied 1-1.   The LA Clippers even their series with Golden State with a win at home as well.   Tonight, three games will be played.

** Former Gator Joakim Noah is named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.   Noah’s Bulls are in the playoffs and play at home against Washington tonight.

** Three coaching changes in the NBA; New York fires Mike Woodson; Utah will not bring back Tyrone Corbin and Minnesota coach Rick Adelman retires.   ESPN reports the Timberwolves are interested in Gator coach Billy Donovan, among others, to fill their vacancy.

** The NHL playoffs continue.  Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Chicago and Dallas get wins last night.  Tonight, four games including Tampa Bay at Montreal where the Lightning need to win or be eliminated.

** In the MLB world, Atlanta gets a walk off homer from Evan Gattis to down Miami 4-2.  Former Gator pitcher Nick Maronde was called up to the big leagues from Triple A by the LA Angels.

** The Boston Marathon is history and the race is won by an American male for the first time since 1983.

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