Thunder clobber Lakers, Sixers even series with Boston

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Sporting Alert) — The Oklahoma City Thunder hammered the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 25 for the Thunder, which showed no signs of being off for eight days with the dominating performance…

Boston Celtics look for second win against confident Philadelphia 76ers

BOSTON (Sporting Alert) — The Philadelphia 76ers took the fight to the Boston Celtics in game one of their Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday, but were unable to keep the intensity up to the final whistle. Another impressive Rajon Rondo triple-double stole the moment for the Sixers, which fell 92-91 to the more experienced Celtics,…

Paul Pierce stars as short-handed Boston rally to beat Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (Sporting Alert) — Captain Paul Pierce answer the call and carried the short-handed Boston Celtics on his back with a masterful performance in the thrilling comeback 87-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The win saw the Celtics leveling the series 1-1. Pierce scored 36 points and 14 rebounds for Boston,…

Miami’s Wade, James and Bosh to miss Boston Celtics clash

BOSTON (Sporting Alert) — The Miami Heat will be without its “Big Three” for tonight’s NBA game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will all miss the game. Bosh is still recovering from a hamstring injury, while James and Wade, who is still recovering from a dislocated…

Runners warned: Boston Marathon Live on Universal Sports.com

BOSTON (Sporting Alert) — Organizers at the 2012 edition of the Boston Marathon have cautioned runners about the expected temperatures for Monday morning’s race. Universal Sports.com will have live streaming coverage: Coverage begins at 9:30 AM ET. The weather is expected to be warmer than normal and Boston Marathon Co-Medical Directors, Dr. Pierre d’Hemecourt and Dr….