The home teams won the 3 playoff games last night with two of the victories preventing first round sweeps. Brooklyn stopped Chicago 110-to-91 with the visiting Bulls still leading 3-games-to-2. Houston nipped Oklahoma City 105-to-103 with the Rockets staving off elimination with their Game Four win. And Atlanta beat Indiana 102-to-91 to knot their set at two games apiece.
There was major off court news for the league Monday with word that veteran center Jason Collins is coming out. The 34-year-old free agent announced he is gay in a cover story for "Sports Illustrated." He is the first active male athlete in a major American professional sport to come out as homosexual. Collins is a 12-year veteran who has played for six teams.