Bellagio robbery that wasn't. Two thieves sprayed a blackjack dealer at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas with mace and tried to steal $115,000 in casino chips. One was tackled and caught. The other escaped.
Boston forward Brandon Bass had an up and down season until Monday night, when he scored 27 points as the Celtics downed Philadelphia to take a three games-to-two lead in the best of seven NBA playoff series.
Despite 42 points from Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City got big performances from both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant Monday night to reach the conference finals for the second year in a row.