LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is certain: Love was angry after Cleveland beat Boston 101-93, a game he left midway through the first quarter Sunday with a dislocated left shoulder. Kelly Olynyk had his right arm entangled with Love's left arm - a move Love called ''bush league'' and intentional- as both went for a loose ball.
The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece. The Clippers, who bounced back from a 100-73 loss in Game 3, host Game 5 on Tuesday. Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said the team's ''spirit'' was broken during that lopsided loss, but he didn't coddle his players during a two-hour film session Saturday.
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out at least 15 days because of an injury to his Achilles and left ankle. Hurt while batting Saturday night in Milwaukee, Wainwright was scheduled for an MRI on Monday that likely will reveal how long he'll be gone. ''Unfortunately, it is not great news,'' general manager John Mozeliak said in a video on the Cardinals' website. ''Any way you slice it, he is going to be missed for a while and potentially losing the season is very real.'' Several published reports said the Cardinals expect Wainwright to be out for the season.