National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

Two-goal leads in this series aren't safe. Not for the star-studded team stacked to the hilt with offensive weapons. Not for the traditionally distressed franchise still chasing its first playoff win at home. And back and forth they go. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta scored on three straight shots in a 2:13 span in the third period Monday and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Penguins overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first 3:18 of the game to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of- seven series heading into Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus. It was the third straight game in the series the team holding a two-goal lead lost.

Recap: LA Clippers vs. Golden State

Blake Griffin shook off a quiet opener and netted a game-high 35 points in Game 2 as the Los Angeles Clippers cruised past the Golden State Warriors in a 138-98 wire-to-wire drubbing on Monday.

NBA Playoff Capsules

Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Recap: Oklahoma City vs. Memphis

The Memphis Grizzlies took everything the Oklahoma City Thunder had on Monday and stole Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series with a thrilling 111-105 overtime victory.

Adelman retires from Timberwolves

Stepping away from a 23-year NBA career that included 1,042 games won, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman formally announced his retirement Monday morning and by doing so set in motion the search for the franchise's 11th coach.

Patrick Reusse: Sam Mitchell for the Timberwolves?

The skyway still makes its turn through the Minneapolis disaster known as Block E. Adjacent to the walking area, all that can be seen are walls of Sheetrock. There is the pounding of sledgehammers and other instruments of destruction behind those walls.

Portland's Aldridge ready for Game 2

A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.