Wednesday Sports Update – Houston Rockets Advance To West Finals

“CP3,” Rockets End Jazz Season

(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul scored 13 straight fourth quarter points as the Rockets pulled away for a 112-102 win over the Jazz in Game Five of their Western Conference semifinal series at the Toyota Center. Paul nailed 8-of-10 threes on his way to a career-playoff high 41 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds. Houston moved on to the West finals with a 4-to-1 series victory.

NBA Playoffs
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Golden State Warriors 113, New Orleans Pelicans 104
(Warriors win best-of-seven West semifinal, 4-1)

Western Conference Finals Set

(Undated) — The matchup everyone has been waiting to see in the NBA playoffs is now set in stone. The Rockets and Golden State Warriors are set to square off in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State is shooting for its fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals after eliminating the Spurs and Pelicans in the first two rounds. Houston beat the Warriors in two-of-three games during the regular season.

Tigers Power Past Rangers

(Arlington, TX) — The Tigers smacked three home runs in the first two innings to build a 5-0 lead and cruise to a 7-4 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Mike Minor surrendered five runs over seven frames and fell to 3-and-2 with the loss. Jurickson Profar homered and Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Texas, which has lost four of its last five.

Rangers Wrap Up Series With Tigers

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers play the rubber match of their three-game series with the Tigers today in Arlington. Bartolo Colon will take the mound for Texas. Detroit will counter with right-hander Francisco Liriano. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.

Astros Double Up Athletics

(Oakland, CA) — George Springer had two hits and two RBI as the Astros took down the Athletics 4-2 in Oakland. Springer is 8-for-10 with a homer, four runs scored and five RBI in the first two of the three-game series. Alex Bregman left the yard, while Lance McCullers Junior improved to 5-and-1. Ken Giles came away with his fourth save.

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 4, San Francisco Giants 2
Cincinnati Reds 7, New York Mets 2
Chicago Cubs 4, Miami Marlins 3
Washington Nationals 4, San Diego Padres 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (12 INN)

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 3, Boston Red Sox 2
Kansas City Royals 15, Baltimore Orioles 7
Seattle Mariners 5, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Detroit Tigers 7, Texas Rangers 4
Houston Astros 4, Oakland Athletics 2

MLB Interleague
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Minnesota Twins 7, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Atlanta Braves 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Cleveland Indians 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Chicago White Sox 6
Colorado Rockies 4, Los Angeles Angels 2

Hornets To Hire Spurs’ Borrego As Next Head Coach

(Charlotte, NC) — The Charlotte Hornets are closing in on a deal to make San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego their next head coach. ESPN reports the Hornets chose Borrego after he made a strong impression in his interview with new president and general manager Mitch Kupchak. Borrego will replace Steve Clifford, who was let go after five seasons in Charlotte. The Hornets have missed the playoffs each of the last two seasons after posting consecutive 36-and-46 records.

Johnny Manziel Hospitalized In Houston

(Houston, TX) — Johnny Manziel is recovering in a Houston hospital after a bad reaction to an increased medication dosage. A statement from the former Texas A&M football star says the reaction resulted from an increase in his lithium dosage, which he takes to treat bipolar disorder. Manziel was reportedly playing at a golf tournament in Humble at the time. In his statement, Manziel thanks the hospital staff for taking good care of him.

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