Sports : Monday, 4/3/17
NBA: Dallas 109, Milwaukee 105
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Matthew Dellavedova scored 14, Khris Middleton 13 in the loss to Dallas at home. The Bucks travel to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed point guard Gary Payton II to a multiyear contract on Sunday, giving the team some depth at that position for the playoff push. The 24-year-old Payton made 49 starts for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League this season, and averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds in 32.7 minutes while shooting 49.8 percent from the field. He wasn’t picked in the 2016 NBA draft after playing two seasons at Oregon State. Payton scored five points in the Bucks’ loss to Dallas on Sunday afternoon.
Women’s National Championship Game:
South Carolina 67, Mississippi State 55
The Men’s National Championship game is tonight, as Gonzaga faces North Carolina. Coverage starts at 6:30 on KFIZ.
Chattanooga has filled its coaching vacancy by hiring Wisconsin assistant Lamont Paris. Paris replaces Matt McCall, who was hired by UMass on Wednesday after posting a 48-18 record in two seasons at Chattanooga. The Mocs went 19-12 this season after going 29-6 and reaching the NCAA Tournament last year. Paris has spent the past seven seasons on Wisconsin’s staff after a six-year stint as an assistant at Akron. Wisconsin averaged 27 wins per season during Paris’ tenure with the Badgers
Rockford 9, Marian 4 (Game 1)
Marian 8, Rockford 4 (Game 2)
Marian 8, Rockford 0 (Game 1)
Marian 8, Rockford 0 (Game 2)
Opening day for the Brewers, they host the Rockies at Miller Park. Junior Guerra gets the start for Milwaukee, Jon Gray for Colorado. Coverage starts at 12:35 on KFIZ.
Tampa Bay 7, NY Yankees 3
Arizona 6, San Francisco 5
St. Louis 4. Chicago Cubs 3
NASCAR: Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go and pulled away for his 23rd Cup victory and first at Martinsville Speedway. Keselowski and Busch swapped the lead several times during a green flag run that began with 64 laps to go. Busch finished second, followed by Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Austin Dillon
Golf: Russell Henley has earned a berth in the Masters with a comeback win in the PGA’s Houston Open. Henley overcame a four-stroke deficit with a 7-under 65 that included 10 birdies. His 20-under total was three shots better than Sung Kang