Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Bruins take on the Flyers, while the Suns plays host to the Spurs, and the Celtics try to rebound versus the Cavaliers.
Tipping off on the hardwood . . .
There are two games on the NBA's playoff schedule for Monday, with Boston at Cleveland and San Antonio at Phoenix. The Cavaliers came back from a halftime deficit to grab a 101-93 Game 1 win over the Celtics on Saturday afternoon. LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 35 points in that contest, while Rajon Rondo picked up 27 points and 12 assists in a losing cause for Boston. The Spurs and Suns will be getting their Western Conference semifinal set underway on Monday; San Antonio knocked out the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, while Phoenix is coming off a first-round victory over the Blazers.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule has six games for Monday: Toronto at Cleveland, the Angels at Boston, Kansas City at the White Sox, Detroit at Minnesota, Texas at Oakland, and Baltimore at the Yankees. The Orioles will send Jeremy Guthrie (0-3, 4.70 ERA) to the mound in that last contest as he searches for his first win of the season; righthander Guthrie gave up six earned runs over 4 2-3 innings in a loss to the Yankees last time out. New York will counter with CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.12 ERA); lefthander Sabathia beat the Orioles in his last trip to the mound, surrendering three earned runs in his 7 2-3 innings.
Meanwhile, there are just four games on the National League's schedule for Monday, with St. Louis at Philadelphia, the Mets at Cincinnati, Arizona at Houston, and Colorado at San Diego. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-0, 0.79 ERA) will take on Kevin Correia (4-1, 3.86 ERA) in that Rockies/Padres matchup. Righthander Jimenez picked up his fifth straight win last time out, blanking the D-Backs on just two hits over six innings of work. Righthander Correia is coming off a win over the Marlins in his last trip to the mound, allowing four runs over his five innings.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
Finally, there are two NHL playoff games on Monday night, with Philadelphia at Boston and Vancouver at Chicago. The Bruins got an overtime goal from Marc Savard on Saturday afternoon as they picked up a 5-4 win over the Flyers in Game 1 of that Eastern Conference semifinal series. Boston, though, lost forward Marco Sturm indefinitely to a knee injury. The Canucks opened their Western Conference semifinal series with a convincing 5-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night. Roberto Luongo stopped 36 of 37 Chicago shots in that victory, while Antti Niemi was pulled for the Hawks after allowing five goals on 25 shots.