After losing on his home court in Game 1, Dwight Howard has a thought as to how the Houston Rockets can turn the tables on LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers in their opening-round playoff series.
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas fractured his right leg early in the second period of Game 3 of Anaheim's first-round series with the Dallas Stars. He was taken to a Dallas-area hospital for further evaluation.
Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game apiece.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez said Monday a conversation with his parents gave him insight into a brawl he helped touch off a day before in a victory over the Pirates. "We know it's not good for baseball," Gomez recalled telling his parents.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith needed only one word Monday to describe his confidence level as he prepares to take on Michael Vick. Asked if he expects to be the starting quarterback, Smith replied succinctly: "Yes."