- Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014


CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to a wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason. It will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Wild signed coach Mike Yeo to a multiyear contract extension.

The team announced the deal Saturday. Yeo just finished the last year of his original three-year contract by leading the Wild to the Western Conference semifinals.



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game loss.

Spurs All-Star point guard Tony Parker did not play in the second half and his status is uncertain for the opener.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - No matter where Kevin Love goes on vacation this summer, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders says he expects the All-Star will be playing in Minnesota next season.

Saunders spoke to reporters after a workout of draft prospects on Sunday. That was a day after pictures surfaced of Love spending time in Boston, touching off speculation he was scouting out the town in case he was traded there this summer.



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