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In Brief: Hawks beat Celtics, roll on to 2nd round

Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) goes to the hoop past Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) and guard Evan Turner, far left, during the first quarter in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday. (Associated Press)
Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) goes to the hoop past Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) and guard Evan Turner, far left, during the first quarter in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday. (Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

NBA: Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in Boston.

Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the St. Louis Hawks beat the Celtics in the 1958 Finals.

The Celtics last three playoff appearances have ended in first-round exits.

Coming off a 27-point win in Game 5, the Hawks took advantage of poor shooting by Boston on Thursday, building as much as a 28-point lead.

Hawes out for remainder of series: The Charlotte Hornets say backup center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

The Hornets lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Friday night.

The team says Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he wouldn’t be available if the series goes to a seventh game on Sunday.

Hur tops Texas leaderboard

Golf: Mi Jung Hur topped the South Korean-dominated leaderboard in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, in Irving, Texas, opening with a 5-under 66 in breezy conditions.

Hur made five straight birdies on the 15th to the first hole. The two-time LPGA Tour winner bogeyed the par-4 fifth and rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 eighth.

South Korean players held six of the top eight positions.

Stuard takes Zurich Classic lead: Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic in Avondale, Louisiana.

The 33-year-old Stuard had only 21 putts in his bogey-free round at TPC Louisiana, finishing his final hole after a rain delay of nearly five hours. He’s winless on the PGA Tour.

Oshie’s hat trick lifts Capitals in overtime

NHL: T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give Washington a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Washington, with a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

Oshie’s wraparound goal 9:33 into overtime of Game 1 stood up after video review once it was definitively shown that the puck went over the goal line.

NCAA brings back satellite camps

Miscellany: The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors has rescinded the ban on satellite camps for Bowl Subdivision football teams.

The board’s decision comes almost three weeks after the Division I Council approved a proposal barring FBS coaches from holding or working at camps and clinics away from their schools. The camps drew a high profile recently as Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh held camps in the South.

The ban created an outcry from coaches who contend satellite camps provide opportunities for athletes to be noticed by high-profile coaches and possibly receive scholarships.

Man indicted in shooting of ex-Saint: A business owner and semi-pro football player was indicted in New Orleans on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints’ defensive end Will Smith.

Cardell Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder because he wounded Smith’s wife in the shooting. Hayes and Smith got into an argument after Hayes’s Hummer hit Smith’s Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9, police said. Smith’s wife was in the passenger

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