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New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams calls out form the bench during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Warriors won 109-98 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Coach: Pelicans concerned about Holiday, want Asik back

Associated Press

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says he hopes New Orleans can keep 7-foot center Omer Asik and figure out how to help point guard Jrue Holiday get past a lower right leg injury that has sidelined him for much of the past two seasons.

Scheduling conflict leaves Fazekas out of All-Star games

Associated Press

Michigan City Marquette's Ryan Fazekas says a conflict with his high school graduation leaves him unable to participate with the Indiana All-Stars in their two-game series with Kentucky on June 12-13.

Washington Capitals fans cheer after Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the New York Islanders, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'New era' for DC's NHL, NBA teams? Caps coach Trotz says so

- Associated Press

There they were, right in the front row, wearing red hockey jerseys, pounding on the glass just like any fan might, and urging other spectators to cheer loudly for the NHL's Capitals in Game 7: Paul Pierce and a trio of other players from the NBA's Wizards.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes (12) looks to pass as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 27, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

- Associated Press

After the final buzzer of their Game 4 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers all gathered in a huddle at midcourt and raised their clasped hands skyward.

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, works the puck with New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) defending, during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kuznetsov's goal leads Capitals past Isles 2-1 in Game 7

- Associated Press

Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals' playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin's seal of approval.

Bucks avoid elimination again, beat Bulls 94-88 in Game 5

- Associated Press

Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.