Jamal Crawford, the former Knick and the league's Sixth Man award winner, broke out of a slump with 24 points, and Joe Johnson added 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the host Milwaukee Bucks, 83-69, on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series. Game 7 is Sunday in Atlanta.
Carlos Delfino scored 20 points for the Bucks, who came out completely flat after halftime.
MVP to LeBron
Cleveland superstar LeBron James was voted the league's MVP for the second straight year according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the results. James, who averaged 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists, will become the 10th NBA player to be the MVP in consecutive seasons.
Gilbert Arenas has more gun problems. In March, the Washington Wizards guard got 30 days in a halfway house for bringing guns into the team's locker room. Now a lawsuit claims he owes Beverly Hills, Calif., company Tactical Operations more than $70,000 for storing five Beretta pistols with silencers he bought and never picked up.- AP