NBA/NHL playoffs: Wizards, Wall advance, bounce Bulls
CHICAGO (TSX) — Guard John Wall scored 24 points and capped off his first career playoff series by leading the Washington Wizards to a 75-69 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday, clinching the best-of-seven first-round playoff series 4-1.
Washington won a playoff series for the first time since 2005, when it beat the Bulls, and for just the second time since 1982.
Coming off a one-game suspension for head-butting Jimmy Butler, Wizards forward Nene delivered another strong offensive performance, scoring 20 points.
Flyers 5, Rangers 2
PHILADELPHIA — Right winger Wayne Simmonds scored a hat trick, goaltender Steve Mason made 34 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers avoided elimination by defeating the New York Rangers 5-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Tuesday night.
Game 7 is Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 2-1 on home ice in the series.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson and center Claude Giroux also had goals for the Flyers, who will try to become the first team to win two in a row in the series.