DETROIT (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 41 points and the Bucks completed a four-game sweep with a 127-104 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Khris Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who actually trailed by six at the break before outscoring the Pistons 39-23 in the third quarter and 71-42 in the second half. Detroit took a 20-8 lead before Milwaukee advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Jazz avoided a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series as Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-91 win over Houston. The Jazz opened the fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and outscored the Rockets 31-12 in the period. Jae Crowder finished with 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and Derrick Favors finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Stars are in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime to complete a 2-1 victory in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators. Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov . Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have earned a return trip to Washington by forcing a seventh game in their first-round series with the Capitals. Jordan Staal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period before adding an assist in the Hurricanes’ 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs. Staal set up former Cap Justin Williams, who beat Braden Holtby to make it 4-2 just seconds after Washington had a goal disallowed due to goaltender interference.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama football coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. His doctor says the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Saban said after Alabama’s spring game that his hip problems would be evaluated and that he could need six to eight weeks of recovery.