Sports: NBA, NHL and Local Sports for Thursday May 11
The Boston Celtics have a three-games-to-two lead after beating Washington 123-101. Avery Bradley pumped in a playoff career-high 29 points. The Celtics went on a 16-0 run in the first quarter and never looked back. Game 6 is Friday at Washington.
The San Antonio Spurs have a three-games-to-two lead over the Houston Rockets. Game 6 is tonight in Houston.
The Warriors and Cavaliers both have swept two opponents so far in their quest for a rematch of last year’s NBA championship series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins shutout Washington 2-0. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots and Bryan Rust had the game-winner. Patric Hornqvist added an insurance goal.
Anaheim ended Edmonton’s season with a 2-1 win. Nick Ritchie's third-period goal was the game-winner.
In the next round, Nashville will take on Anaheim. Pittsburgh will play Ottawa. The winners of those series will play for the Stanley Cup.
Doumanian Back as KCC Coach
Dic Doumanian is back to coach the KCC Women’s basketball team. Doumanian coached the team ten years ago and had a 120-82 record over seven seasons.
Coach McGinnis Go Fund Me Campaign
Jeff McGinnis, long-time Battle Creek Central wrestling coach, football coach, and teacher passed away on Monday due to complications from colon cancer. McGinnis graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1970 and coached at the school for nearly 40 years, and was noted for singing the national anthem at events. A family member posted on Facebook that funeral arrangements would be announced soon. A go fund me campaign to raise money for the funeral has raised $2,780 of a $6,000 goal.
Jack Brown Mass Thursday at 11am
Funeral services will be held today for long time St. Philip football coach Jack Brown, who passed away Saturday after a six month battle with cancer. The 80 year old Brown coached from 1967 and to 2016. A funeral mass is being held today at 11am at St. Philip Catholic Church.
KCC Wins Baseball Conference
The KCC Bruins baseball team plays Lansing Community College tonight at 6pm at Siena Heights University in the MCCAA Baseball Championship Game. If the Bruins can keep on winning, they could play for another three weeks in the NJCAA Division II Baseball Tournament.
Griffins Play in Chicago
The Grand Rapids Griffins lead the Chicago Wolves 3-1 in the best of seven Central Division Finals. The Griffins can wrap up the series with a win Saturday in Chicago.
High School Baseball
St. Philip swept Constantine, 6-4 and 11-1.
St. Philip 8, Battle Creek Central 0.
Coldwater 6, Harper Creek 2.
Lakewood 7, Marshall 1.
Marshall 5, Hastings 0. Lauren Day with her 9th shutout.
Parma Western 1, Harper Creek 0.
The St. Philip track and boys and girls teams won the Southern Central Athletic Association West Division Championships.
The Tigers managed just five hits in a 7-1 loss in Phoenix. James McCann drove in Justin Upton in the second inning on the Tigers lone extra base hit. The Tigers trailed only 2-1 in the sixth when Matt Boyd issued an intentional walk to Nick Ahmed in order to face Arizona pitcher Zack Godley. But Boyd walked Godley to load the bases and then paid for it when A.J. Pollock smacked a two-run single. Matt Boyd (2-3) threw six innings and gave up just three runs in the loss. Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs in his lone inning of work. He allowed back-to-back homers to Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury. Sanchez has now allowed eight homers in 17 2/3 innings this year. The Tigers have now fallen back to .500 as they head back to California to take on the Los Angeles Angels in a four-game series. The Angels have been slumping, losing six of their last 10 games. Michael Fulmer (3-1, 2.77 ERA) will start for the Tigers. Hear it at 9:40pm on 95.3 WBCK