NBA: Heat Win, Wolves Get #13
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Heat pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback to even the NBA's Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece.
LeBron James scored six straight points to spark a decisive 12-2 run that pushed the Heat past the Pacers 87-83 at Indianapolis. James and Dwyane Wade combined to score Miami's final 20 points after Indiana carried a one-point lead into the fourth quarter. James had 12 of his 22 points in the period, while Wade added 10 of his 23. Norris Cole's 3-pointer accounted for Miami's only other scoring over the final 12 minutes.
Lance Stephenson tied his playoff career high with 25 points for Indiana, but no other Pacer had more than 14.
Miami has won 11 straight games following a playoff loss and still has not trailed 2-0 in a series since the first round of the 2012 playoffs.
Game 3 is Saturday in Miami.
Cavs land top pick again
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick on June 26.
It's the sixth time the Cavaliers will enter a draft with the first overall pick. The Cavs also had the top pick last year and in 2011.
Cleveland had just a 1.7 percent chance of landing the first pick after missing the playoffs by three games.
Milwaukee has to settle for the No. 2 pick after having a 25 percent chance of getting the No. 1 selection. Philadelphia had a 19.9 percent chance of winning the lottery but got the third overall choice instead.
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker of Duke are rated the top two players available.
Orlando will pick fourth, followed by Utah, Boston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento, Charlotte and the 76ers.
Denver has the eleventh selection, ahead of the Magic, Minnesota and Phoenix.
Return of the Hornets to Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise has announced that it has officially changed its name to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats.
The original Hornets resided in Charlotte from 1988-2002 before George Shinn moved the team, and name, to New Orleans after a messy divorce from the city. The name became available again when New Orleans owner Tom Benson changed his team's name from the Hornets to the Pelicans.