Update on the latest in sports:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Al Horford scored the go-ahead basket for Boston late in overtime in a wild Game 3 where the Philadelphia 76ers gave away the basketball and the confetti, leading the Celtics to a 101-98 win on Saturday night.
The Celtics go for the sweep today.
The ending to regulation was about as wild as it gets for both teams. JJ Redick threw away the basketball on an errant pass to no one that was scooped by Terry Rozier who threw to Jaylen Brown for the basket and an 89-87 lead.
Seconds later, Marco Belinelli stunned everyone with a falling 22-footer in front of the 76ers bench as time expired that sent the game into overtime – and confetti mistakenly blasted from the cannon. There was about a seven-minute delay while team employees scrambled to clean up the mess on the court. Some players even scooped up confetti as everyone waited for the start of overtime.
Belinelli opened OT with a 23-footer and Redick followed with a 3 that appeared to take him off the hook.
But the Celtics wouldn’t let them pull away and Horford escaped for a layup with 5.5 seconds that gave Boston a 99-98 lead. Ben Simmons then threw the ball away after a timeout and Horford sealed the win with two free throws.
Golden Knights head to Western Conference Final
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series Sunday.
Vegas is just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its first season. The Toronto Arenas won the Stanley Cup in the first postseason in league history in 1918 and St. Louis won two rounds to win the all-expansion West Division in 1968.
In the conference semifinals tonight, it’s Washington at Pittsburgh, beginning at 7 p.m. And Nashville faces Winnipeg, at 9:30 p.m.
In Major League Baseball tonight:
San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m.
Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Washington at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
COLTS PLAYER KILLED-GRADUATION
Georgia Southern honors NFL player killed by drunken driver
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) – The late Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has posthumously been given an honorary bachelor of science degree by Georgia Southern University.
Jackson and his Uber driver were killed in Indiana in February when the vehicle they were in was struck by an unlicensed driver.
Jackson’s parents were presented with the degree during a commencement ceremony on Saturday.
Jackson was an Atlanta native who walked on to Georgia Southern’s football team. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie in 2015, and joined the Colts later that year.