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NHLFlyers beat Red Wings

The Philadelphia Flyers, having slipped to eighth in the Eastern Conference after a 1-6-1 stretch, beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, Sunday to open a two-point edge on the Rangers. Claude Giroux, Arron Asham, Kimmo Timonen and Daniel Carcillo scored for the host Flyers and Brian Boucher made 31 saves.


Celtics top Cavaliers

Ray Allen scored a season-high 33 points and the Boston Celtics held on despite 42 points from LeBron James - 20 in the fourth quarter - to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-113. Allen hit his sixth three-pointer to give the Celtics a four-point lead with 48 seconds left. Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 14 assists for Boston, which led 98-81 after three quarters before being held to three points in the first seven minutes of the fourth as Cleveland took the lead with a 23-5 run. Six technical fouls were called in the game . . . Manu Ginobili scored 32 points and Tim Duncan added 24 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the host Los Angeles Lakers, 100-81, to clinch their 13th straight playoff berth . . . Andray Blatche had 20 points, a career-high 13 assists and nine rebounds as the Washington Wizards beat the visiting Nets, 109-99, in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams - a combined record of 34-119. Brook Lopez and Devin Harris led the Nets with 22 points each.

Bogut injuries serious

Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut has a broken hand, dislocated elbow and sprained wrist and will be out indefinitely after a hard fall in Saturday night's victory over Phoenix.


West Virginia says senior forward Da'Sean Butler tore the ACL in his left knee after a hard collision against Duke Saturday night. The school also said tests show he also has a sprained medial collateral ligament and two bone bruises from the collision with Duke's 7-1 Brian Zoubek.

- AP

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