(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in the TEN)
1. Mark Jackson is fired by Golden State after winning 51 games and leading the Warriors to the playoffs for the second time in three years.
2. Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw returns to the mound for the first time since March 22 when he strained a muscle in his back. He throws seven shutout innings and strikes out nine while allowing nine hits in an 8-3 Dodger win over the Nationals.
3. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant wins the MVP award receiving 119 first place votes compared to 6 for runner up LeBron James of Miami. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin finished third.
4. Clipper President Andy Roeser is placed on an indefinite leave of absence the NBA announced Tuesday.
5. Oregon State fires coach Craig Robinson after the Beavers miss the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight year. Robinson is President Obama’s brother-in-law.
6. Ross Lonsberry, who played for the Kings from 1969-1972 and was part of the Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup winning teams in 1974 and ’75, passed away Sunday at the age of 67.
7. Norwalk, Downey, Garfield and Pioneer are throwing at Downey Thursday at 5:00 pm.
8. Indiana center Roy Hibbert’s line in the Pacers 102-96 loss to the Wizards Monday night: 17 minutes, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 personal fouls.
9. Legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas was born on this day 81 years ago.
10. On this date in 1994 the eighth seeded Denver Nuggets knock off the top seed Seattle Sonics 98-94 in overtime at Key Arena in Seattle to win the best of five series 3-2. In the final minute Denver’s Dikembe Mutombo blocks two shots to preserve the victory.