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Spurs win, force game 7
SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic’s 43 points and beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 of the opening round series.
Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third highest point total this postseason behind the 50 by Portland’s Damian Lillard and the 45 by Golden State’s Kevin Durant. Jokic also finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists to fall an assist shy of his second triple double of the series.
Game 7 is Saturday in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season. The winner will face Portland.
Eagles sign DT Jernigan
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a one-year contract.
Jernigan started 18 games in 2017 when the Eagles won the Super Bowl but he only played three games last season after having back surgery in the offseason. The Eagles released Jernigan in March, saving $7 million in cap space.
The move was announced Thursday several hours before Philadelphia was scheduled to pick 25th in the first round of the draft.
Jernigan played his first three seasons in Baltimore. He has 15-1/2 career sacks.
Trouble may be brewing in KC
OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill maintained his innocence Thursday after prosecutors in suburban Kansas City declined to charge him in a domestic incident involving his fiancee and 3-year-old son even after concluding a crime occurred.
Hill said in a statement provided by his attorney that his “son’s health and happiness is my number one priority.”
Police were called to the Hill’s home twice last month, and investigators determined that his child had been injured the second time. On Wednesday, the district attorney in Johnson County, Kansas, declined to press charges because he could not determine who was responsible for the injuries.
“We are deeply troubled by this situation,” DA Steve Howe said. “We believe a crime has occurred, however, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime.”
The Chiefs said they were aware of the prosecutor’s decision but declined further comment.
Hill’s attorney, Trey Pettlon, said that the receiver has cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation.
Heavy rain stops Zurich
AVONDALE, La. — Nearly three inches of heavy rain and lightning forced a stoppage in play lasting more than seven hours Thursday during the first round of the Zurich Classic team event.
The first players to tee off were on the course for almost 3 hours before the horn sounded to suspend play.
The tandem of Joel Dahmen and Brandon Harkins left the course with the lead at 6 under through nine holes at the par-72 TPC Louisiana course southwest of New Orleans.
One group played as many as 10 holes before play was stopped. Play resumed in the evening with just more than two hours of daylight left.
As the only team event on the PGA Tour, the Zurich Classic field is comprised of 80 two-player teams that play a best-ball format in the first and third rounds and alternate shot in the second and final rounds.
The Associated Press