Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1. Giannis says he wanted to be assertive on offense. Bucks forward Khris Middleton says he appreciated the limited playing time in a blowout win. Game two of the series is Wednesday night in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer has won this season’s coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Budenholzer led the Bucks to a league-best 60-22 record this season, leading Milwaukee to its best season in nearly 40 years. Milwaukee was the only team in the league to rank in the top four in both offensive and defensive rating.
Elsewhere…the Celtics, Trail Blazers, and Rockets are all up 1-0 in their respective series after victories on Sunday.
College Baseball…The Carthage Red Men visit Augustana this afternoon.
MLB…the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 to snap a six-game skid. The Brewers are home to play the Cardinals tonight.
The Cubs and Angels were snowed out. The Cubs head to Miami to play the Marlins this evening.
Tim Anderson hit his first career grand slam and Carlos Rodón pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the scuffling New York Yankees. Jose Abreu nearly had a grand slam as well but settled for a sacrifice fly when right fielder Aaron Judge made a jumping catch in front of the wall.
Tiger Woods has ended his Major championship drought by capturing his fifth Masters title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 13 under total and a one-stroke win over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kah) and Xander Schauffele. Woods never missed a shot that mattered over the final seven holes, taking the lead with a 5-iron to the fat of the green on the par-5 15th for a two-putt birdie and adding a birdie on the next hole. It’s his 15th Major championship and first since 2008, leaving him three behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus.