Daily Sports Roundup: April 20th
Today in the Daily Sports Roundup provided by Bet Jamaica home of the true dime MLB betting, join now and get a free $50 free play on top of 20% cash bonus: The Celtics and Heat do battle in Game 2, the Braves and Phillies square off, and the Avalanche look to bury the Sharks in Game 3.
Tipping off on the hardwood…
The NBA playoffs continue Tuesday night with four games on the schedule: Milwaukee at Atlanta, Portland at Phoenix, Oklahoma City at the Lakers and Miami at Boston. Game 2 between the Heat and Celtics should be an interesting matchup based on the way Game 1 concluded. Boston defeated Miami 85-76 as a 5-point favorite, but a dustup near the end of the game resulted in Kevin Garnett being slapped with a suspension for elbowing Quentin Richardson in the face. With Garnett out, the Celtics are only a 1.5-point favorite in Game 2.
Meeting up on the diamond…
The American League’s Tuesday schedule includes Kansas City at Toronto, Texas at Boston, Cleveland at Minnesota, the Yankees at Oakland, Detroit at the Angels and Baltimore at Seattle. Also on tap is Tampa Bay at the White Sox, featuring a battle of southpaws between David Price (2-0, 2.45) and John Danks (1-0, 1.38). Price has been stellar in a pair of wins this season, and last time out he held the Orioles to one run on four hits over seven innings. Danks has also been dominant to start the season and held Toronto to one run on two hits in seven innings in his last start.
Tuesday’s National League schedule includes Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Colorado at Washington, the Cubs at the Mets, the Dodgers at Cincinnati, Florida at Houston, St. Louis at Arizona and San Francisco at San Diego. The Phillies and Braves also meet up in a NL East showdown with two young guns, Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 17.47) and Tommy Hanson (1-1, 2.38), taking the mound. Kendrick has had a rough start to the season and in his last start the Nationals pounded him for six runs in only 1 1-3 innings. Hanson pitched a gem last time out, limiting San Diego to one run on four hits in six innings.
Taking a trip around the rink…
It’s a very busy night in the NHL playoffs on Tuesday with five games on the schedule. They include Game 4 between Phoenix and Detroit, Pittsburgh and Ottawa, New Jersey and Philadelphia and San Jose and Colorado, as well as Game 3 between Chicago and Nashville.
Colorado can put the Sharks in a tight spot with a win tonight. A victory by the Avalanche would give them a 3-1 series lead after their surprising win on Sunday night. Colorado won Game 3 by a 1-0 score in overtime after Dan Boyle accidentally scored into his own net. Netminder Craig Anderson played a big part in the victory with a 51-save performance to earn the shutout.