Rockies- MIAMI (AP) - Florida's Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a broken-bat lead-off single to Colorado's Dexter Fowler, and the Marlins beat the Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.
Sanchez (1-1) struck out nine and allowed one unearned run in the bid for his second career no-hitter. He walked three, including Fowler to lead off the game. A two-out fielding error by first baseman Gaby Sanchez allowed Fowler to score. On Sanchez's 116th pitch of the night, Fowler singled to right and ended the no-hitter.
Sanchez and Chris Coghlan homered for the Marlins, who won their fourth straight.
(AP) - Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added 32,
and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics' playoff-record 20 assists as Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96
to take a 3-0 in their first-round playoff series.
Rondo also had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics to finish his triple double. Boston eked out two close wins in Boston but never trailed in this one, dominating the first playoff game at Madison Square Garden in seven years. The Celtics go for the sweep Sunday afternoon. No NBA team has ever lost a series after winning the first three games.
In other playoff series: - Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol snapped out of his playoff funk with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-1 series lead with a 100-86 victory over New
Orleans. Andrew Bynum added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Lamar Odom had 13 points for the two-time defending champs.
- Jamal Crawford banked in a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to cap a brilliant second half, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 88-84 victory over the Orlando Magic. That gives the Hawks a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Crawford scored 18 of his 23 in the second half.
(AP) - Tyler Ennis scored twice, including the
game-winner at 5:31 of overtime, to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 road victory over Philadelphia. The Sabres now lead the series 3-2 heading back to Buffalo for Game 6 on Sunday.
In the other NHL playoff series of the night: - Jerred Smithson scored 1:57 into overtime, and the Nashville
Predators moved to the brink of winning their first playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. Shea Weber tied it on a long slap shot with 35.3 seconds left for the Predators, who had never even won three games in a series before their dramatic comeback stunned the Ducks. The Predators can close it out in Game 6 on Sunday in Nashville. Home teams are 14-21 so far in the NHL playoffs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Forward Brandon Davies expects to suit up next season for BYU despite missing this year's NCAA tournament run for violating the university's honor code. Carri Jenkins, a university spokesperson, says if the 6-foot-9 Davies meets certain
conditions he'll be eligible to return for the fall semester.