Morning sports update: Celtics and Cavs tied again after Cleveland’s collapse

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches on from the bench after fouling out in overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Atlanta. The Hawks won in overtime 126-125. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland) AP

The Bruins learned their playoff opponent Sunday night, while the Celtics’ playoff race got a little more interesting.

Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks in stunning OT win over Cavs: The defending champion Cavaliers dropped into a tie with Boston atop the Eastern Conference. Both teams have two regular-season games remaining. If the Cavs and Celtics finish with the same record, Cleveland will get the top seed for winning the season series. The Hawks wiped out a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavs 44-18 in the period and forcing overtime on Millsap’s baseline jumper at the buzzer. (NBA.com)


Here’s the schedule for the Bruins’ first-round playoff series against the Senators: The Bruins finished the regular season as the third-place team in the Atlantic Division, earning a matchup with the Ottawa Senators. The series kicks off Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Ottawa. (Boston.com)

Red Sox trying to stay the course amid injury, illness: Hanley Ramirez missed the last three games, and Mookie Betts was also sick, missing three games before returning in Sunday’s win at Detroit. Reliever Robbie Ross is on the disabled list because of the flu. Utilityman Brock Holt and reliever Joe Kelly have also been unavailable at times. (Boston.com)

Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors: After nearly two decades of heartache in the tournaments that define careers, Garcia finally showed the mettle to win a major. He overcame a two-shot deficit against Justin Rose and won on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. (Boston.com)

It’s Bruins-Senators in playoffs. Here’s how they match up:  While the Bruins have had trouble busting through Ottawa’s neutral-zone trap, they played well against the Senators’ defense in a 4-2 loss on March 6 at TD Garden. The Bruins sent 27 shots on goal, with Craig Anderson being asked to make critical saves to help Ottawa claim the win. (Boston Globe)


Jonas Jerebko smells more playing time: The importance of seeing some of his long-range shots fall is unquestioned for Jonas Jerebko for many reasons. The primary one is he’s been unable to consistently contribute in the second half of the season. (Boston Globe)