Bucks top Celtics...Hurricanes advance...Stars go up 3-2...Dufner leads Wells Fargo
BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) delivered 32 points and 13 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics, 123-116 in Boston to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. The Greek Freak had only 13 field goal attempts but scored 16 points from the free throw line continue his product run at TD Garden. Khris Middleton added 20 points for the Bucks, who trailed by a point before outscoring the Celtics 40-31 in the third quarter.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina completed a four-game sweep in their NHL second-round series as Teuvo Teravainen (TOO’-voh tehr-ah-VY’-nehn) and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart early in the second period of the Hurricanes’ 5-2 win over the New York Islanders. Teravainen broke a 1-1 tie 2:11 into the period before McKegg’s goal chased Isles netminder Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur). Justin Williams collected his 100th career playoff point by adding a second-period goal to put Carolina ahead 4-1.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars nipped the St. Louis Blues, 2-1 to take a three-games-to-two lead in the NHL second-round series. Bishop blanked St. Louis until Jaden Schwartz scored off a giveaway by the Dallas netminder with about 11 ½ minutes to play. Jason Spezza (SPEHT’-suh) gave the Stars a 1-0 lead 2:42 after the opening faceoff. Esa Lindell provided the eventual game-winning goal 6:13 into the second, making it 2-0.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jason Dufner fired an 8-under 63 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, matching his career-low score on the PGA Tour and giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at Quail Hollow. Dufner was at 11-under 131 following what he called his best two rounds since the 2017 Memorial. Joel Dahmen made his first bogey of the week on his final hole of Round 2 for a 66 that leaves him one back.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Serengeti Empress went wire-to-wire to win the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks Friday by 1 3/4 lengths over Liora at Churchill Downs. Serengeti Empress started from the No. 13 post to lead by the first turn and kept it up despite Liora’s late attempt to close the gap. The start featured a scary moment when Positive Spirit fell down and threw jockey Manny Franco after clipping another horse, but both were able to get up and walk off the track.