Re-Dirk-ulous

NBA: Basketball fans across the country are still picking their jaws up off the floor after being awestruck by Dirk Nowitzki's performance Tuesday night. The man was on fire. He led the Dallas Mavericks in scoring with a whopping 48 points. But there was more. He made an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws -- and he only took 24 foul shots in the game. The Mavericks put away the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Game 2 is Thursday in Dallas, where the Mavericks haven't lost a game this postseason.

The Cleveland Cavaliers received some good news for the first time in a while (see LeBron James for more information). Cleveland won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday and will have the first pick, as well as the No. 4 pick, in next month's draft. Cavaliers fans finally have some hope after a year filled with adversity. Overcoming hardship is nothing new to the organization. Look no further than the individual who represented the Cavaliers on stage when the pick was announced Tuesday -- 14-year-old Nick Gilbert, the son of owner Dan Gilbert. In his bow tie, suit and dark-rimmed glasses, Nick raised his right hand in triumph when the news of the No. 1 pick came through. The youngster suffers from Neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body at any time. The Cavs' winning pick was obtained from the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade and had only a 2.8 percent chance of yielding the No. 1 spot.

NHL: For the first time in 27 days, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost a game. The Boston Bruins evened the Eastern Conference finals at 1-1 by topping the Lightning 6-5. The pressure-filled game didn't seem to bother 19-year-old Tyler Seguin, who finished the night with two goals and two assists, giving the Bruins a much needed spark. With the Lightning's eight-game win streak now over, the series heads back to Tampa for the next two games.

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