Heat of the night

NBA: Make no bones about it, Rajon Rondo's debilitated elbow played a role in the Boston Celtics' 98-90 overtime loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night. Rondo, who dislocated his left elbow in Game 3 on Saturday, was on the bench for a large chunk of overtime when the Celtics needed their point guard the most. The Heat grabbed a 3-1 Eastern Conference semifinal series lead and are one win away from advancing to the conference finals. Of the Heat's 98 points, a whopping 83 came from the Big Three. LeBron James led the way with 35 points, while Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had 28 and 20 respectively.

Four quarters and three overtimes later, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 133-123 to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. They did have a few extra periods in which to do it, but Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for an impressive 75 points for the Thunder. Westbrook had 40 points on the night, while Durant knocked in another 35 in a game that didn't end until early Tuesday morning.

NHL: The top-seeded Vancouver Canucks are headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1994 after closing out the Nashville Predators in six games with a 2-1 victory Monday night.

Men's college basketball: It appears that Mark Turgeon is leaving behind life deep in the heart of Texas to fill the coaching void at the University of Maryland. Turgeon is walking away from his post as head coach of Texas A&M to take the Maryland job, which was vacated when Gary Williams retired last week.

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