National Baseball Hall of Fame Week
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson smiles toward the crowd as he takes his place on stage before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Tony Allen brought an end to an Oklahoma City comeback Wednesday and Memphis earned a berth in the conference semifinals by downing the Thunder 88-84.
Marc Gasol scored 12 of his 20 points during the third quarter Saturday and Memphis bested Oklahoma City 87-81 for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.
Kevin Durant drained a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds remaining Sunday and the Oklahoma City Thunder got past Memphis 93-91 in their playoff series opener.
James Harden led all five Houston starters in double figures Wednesday and the Rockets stayed alive with a 107-100 win over Oklahoma City.
Kevin Durant hit a late 3-pointer Saturday and Oklahoma City overcame a blown lead to edge Houston 104-101 and take a commanding first-round playoff lead.
John Henson scored 28 points Wednesday and helped Milwaukee pull away down the stretch for a 95-89 victory over Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook came through with 33 points Friday and Oklahoma City stayed on top in the Western Conference by downing Portland 106-90.
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.
Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game Wednesday, sending San Francisco to an opening 8-3 win over Detroit.