Spurs' Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

Mark Whicker: Tanks, but no tanks, NBA

The franchise of Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Wilt Chamberlain won 19 games and lost 63 this season. At one point it lost 26 consecutively. At one point it lost 12 of those games by 10 points or more.

Geoff Calkins: Griz end up joyful after brief stop at heartbreak

OKLAHOMA CITY - When it all unraveled, when everything bad hit at once, when Kevin Durant threw in a four-point play, when Mike Conley missed those foul shots, when Kendrick Perkins scored his first points of the night to send the game into overtime, Zach Randolph had the same reaction some of y'all did.

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.