Atlanta puts away Brooklyn with a blowout

Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Atlanta Hawks finally finished off the Brooklyn Nets, advancing to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals with a 111-87 Game 6 victory in New York on Friday night.

Kyle Korver added 20 points and hit three of his six 3-pointers during a series-deciding run to open the third quarter as the Hawks left no doubt about this one. They began the second half with a 23-3 blitz that made it 74-48.

 Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers was voted executive of the year after assembling a roster that won a franchise-record 67 games and earned the top playoff seed.


NHL: Nikita Kucherov scored at 2:06 of the second overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 win over the host Montreal Canadians in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Tyler Johnson opened the scoring early in the third, and Ben Bishop made 43 saves for the Lightning. Max Pacioretty tied it with 5:13 left.


WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Rory McIlroy won the last two holes with birdies to force overtime and beat Billy Horschel on the second extra hole to make it to the weekend of the Match Play Championship in San Francisco.

Masters champion Jordan Spieth wasn’t so fortunate. All square with two holes to play, Lee Westwood came up with the key shots to win on the 18th hole.

LPGA: Brooke Henderson shot a 6-under 65 in the North Texas Shootout, giving the 17-year-old Canadian a lead going into the weekend for the second straight week.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko rallied to push her career-long cuts streak to 51, following her opening 75 with a 68 to make it on the number at 143.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Marco Dawson and Michael Allen each shot 6-under 66 to share the first-round lead in the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas.


ISTANBUL OPEN: Top-seeded Roger Federer overcame some sloppy serving to beat unseeded Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 and reach the semifinals.

PRAGUE OPEN: Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova had an ace on her first match point and advanced to the final by beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 7-5. Pliskova will face qualifier Lucie Hradecka who beat Katerina Siniakova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

– From news services reports