Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Hawks play host to the Bucks, the Jazz try to close out Denver, and the Habs and Capitals play Game 7 in Washington.
Tipping off on the hardwood . . .
There are two games on the NBA's playoff schedule for Wednesday, with Milwaukee at Atlanta and Utah at Denver. The Bucks and Hawks are tied at two wins apiece in their best-of-seven set as Milwaukee won Game 4 111-104 at home on Monday night. Brandon Jennings had 23 points for the Bucks in that game, while Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 29 points. The Jazz are up 3-1 on the Nuggets and can close out their first-round set on the road on Wednesday night. Utah won Game 4 of the series 117-106 at home on Sunday, with Carlos Boozer pouring in 31 points. Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points for the Nuggets.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for Wednesday has Seattle at Kansas City, the Yankees at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Cleveland at the Angels, Boston at Toronto, Oakland at Tampa Bay, and the White Sox at Texas. Jake Peavy (0-1, 7.66 ERA) will take on Rich Harden (0-1, 4.58 ERA) in that last matchup. Righthander Peavy was pounded by the Rays in his last trip to the mound, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits over 4 1-3 innings. Righthander Harden took a no-decision against the Tigers last start, giving up two runs over 4 1-3 innings.
Meanwhile, the National League on Wednesday offers up San Diego at Florida, Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, the Dodgers at the Mets, Washington at the Cubs, Arizona at Colorado, Cincinnati at Houston, Atlanta at St. Louis, and Philadelphia at San Francisco. Cole Hamels (2-2, 5.11 ERA) will take on Tim Lincecum (4-0, 1.00 ERA) in the Phillies/Giants game. Lefthander Hamels is coming off back-to-back losses to the Marlins and Diamondbacks; against Arizona last time out Hamels gave up six runs over six innings of work. Righthander Lincecum has won each of his four starts this season, allowing three runs over his 27 innings.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
Finally, the first round of the NHL playoffs concludes on Wednesday night with Montreal at Washington in Game 7 of their best-of-seven series. The Canadiens forced a deciding contest with a 4-1 home win in Game 6 on Monday night. Michael Cammalleri scored twice for Montreal in that win, while Maxim Lapierre and Tomas Plekanec (into an empty net) had one goal apiece. Habs netminder Jaroslav Halak was the game's First Star after stopping 53 of 54 Washington shots. Eric Fehr had the only Caps goal, and Semyon Varlamov made 18 saves.