>>Spurs Advance To West Finals
(Undated) -- The San Antonio Spurs secured a spot in the Western Conference finals Sunday night. The top-seeded Spurs finished a four-game sweep of the Clippers with a 102-99 win in Los Angeles. San Antonio is 8-and-0 in the playoffs and has won 18 straight dating back to the regular season. The Spurs will face either the Thunder or the Lakers in the West finals. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers, 101-93, in Game Four of their East semifinal series. LeBron James collected 40 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists to help the Heat even the series at two games apiece.
>>'Yotes Blank Kings To Avoid Sweep
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Shane Doan scored twice and Mike Smith registered his third career postseason shutout as the Coyotes staved off elimination with a 2-0 win over the Kings in Game Four of the Western Conference finals. Smith kicked aside all 36 shots he faced for Phoenix, which still trails three-games-to-one in the best-of-seven set. Jonathan Quick allowed both scores on 21 shots for the Kings, who lost for only the second time in 13 playoff tilts. They had won a franchise-record eight straight playoff games. The series shifts back to Jobing.com Arena for Game Five on Tuesday.
>>Rangers Face Devils In Game Four
(Newark, NJ) -- The Rangers and Devils meet in Game Four of the Eastern Conference finals tonight. New York took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 3-0 win on Saturday. The puck drops in Newark at 8:00.