Monday moments…just in case you missed them

NBA

  1. The Boston Celtics finished the sweep tonight at Barclay center, winning game 4 against the pre-season playoff favorite Brooklyn Nets 116-112. Jayson Tatum contributed a team high of 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists before fouling out in the 4th. Jaylen Brown had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart put up 20points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 39 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Brooklyn struggled immensely on the free-throw line making just 17 of 29 attempts.  The Celtics move on to the 2nd round and will face the winner of the 1st round series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls.

🤝 pic.twitter.com/z8NVmA2GAZ — Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 26, 2022

  1. The Toronto Raptors have managed to take the last 2 do-or-die games against the Philadelphia 76er’s, winning Monday night 103-88. Pascal Siakum gives 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and helps send the series back home to Toronto for game 6. Joel Embiid had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in Philadelphia’s losing effort.

great stuff right here ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/dj6pG37wyd — x – Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 26, 2022

  1. Luka Doncic played in his 1st home playoff game since coming back from a calf injury, he scored 33 points had 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The Dallas Mavericks trounced the Utah Jazz 102-77 on Monday night and took the 3-2 lead in the series. Jordon Clarkson was Utah’s leading scorer with just 20 points and 4 rebounds. Game 6 will be Thursday night in Salt Lake City.

DP JAMMIN' OUT 💪 pic.twitter.com/aj7YQAvtCF — x – Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) April 26, 2022

  1. Tuesdays Playoff schedule : Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat – 7:00pm EST (NBA TV), Minnesots Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzles – 7:30pm EST (TNT), New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns – 10:00pm EST (TNT).

MLB

  1. The Boston Red Sox slump continued Monday night with a 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the series opener. Boston has lost 3 straight and 5 of the last 6. Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette breaks open a 2-all 8th-inning tie with his 1st career grand slam.

BO! MY! GOODNESS! pic.twitter.com/exaLzG7CAR — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 26, 2022

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler threw his 1st career complete game shutout. Buehler gave up just 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 10, retiring 15 straight batters in and incredible run from the 4th-inning to the 9th-inning. The Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0.

DISTANCE. First career complete-game shutout for @buehlersdayoff. pic.twitter.com/1MGWFuqXwR — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 26, 2022

  1. Luis González hit his first major league homerun, a 2-run shot with 2 outs in the 9th-inning that gave the San Francisco Giants the win over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night.

How about a 9th inning go-ahead homer as your first career long ball?! pic.twitter.com/onmTOTCfk8 — MLB (@MLB) April 26, 2022

NHL

  1. Alex Ovechkin left Sundays game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 3rd period with an upper-body injury. Washington Capitals as of Monday saying he has avoided significant injury and is day-to-day at this point.

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Leafs 4, #Caps 3 (SO) – Ovechkin day-to-day with upper body injury, Carlson hits 70-point mark for third time, Caps become only NHL team to reach 100 points for sixth time in eight seasons, more: https://t.co/pOypNLl7sT #ALLCAPS — Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) April 25, 2022

  1. Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, the team confirmed Monday. He sustained the injury on February 9th.

Vegas Golden Knights Statement on Robin Lehner: https://t.co/assBX8BApg ⚔️ Jiri Patera has been recalled to the Vegas Golden Knights. #VegasBorn | #HomeMeansHenderson pic.twitter.com/4RknglTH54 — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 25, 2022

  1. Dryden McKay was named the NCAA’s top men’s hockey player on April 8th. The goaltender set a record for wins in a season and helped the Minnesota State-Mankato make it to the national championship game. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner to a 2-year AHL contract.

Dryden McKay, the Hobey Baker Award-winning goaltender from Minnesota State who was recently sanctioned after testing positive for a banned substance, has signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Marlies.https://t.co/eikqhlfZM6 — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 25, 2022

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