Under Armour Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Plank beat the odds in college when he walked on the University of Maryland football team and eventually became a captain. His next challenge could make that feat look easy.
The Milwaukee Bucks won 91-87 to take a 3-2 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination with a 116-102 win over the Utah Jazz.
The New York Knicks scored 32 third-quarter points last night, nine more than the Boston Celtics managed in the entire second half, to open a 2-0 lead in their National Basketball Association playoff series.
The Boston Celtics ended Milwaukee’s six-game winning streak, helping the New York Knicks as they vie with the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference.
J.R. Smith hit a contested jump shot as the final buzzer sounded to lift the New York Knicks to a 99-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on a night they were without Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton because of injuries.