CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 last night in Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary. Reilly Smith scored the tiebreaking goal at 15:27 of the third period. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves to help Boston win its third straight.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 104-96 last night in the first matchup for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett against their former team. Deron Williams scored a season-high 25 points in his return to the lineup and Brook Lopez added 24. Avery Bradley scored 22 points and Jeff Green had 19 for the Celtics.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers is returning to Boston to face the Celtics for the first time since he became coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. He will lead his team into tonight's game against the franchise he guided to its 17th NBA championship in 2008.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on the Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller. Phaneuf will not play against Los Angeles today and at St. Louis tomorrow. He loses more than $66,000 in salary.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun has won the top pick in the WNBA draft lottery. Connecticut finished last in the Eastern Conference last season, and had a 44 percent chance of winning the top pick. Top prospects in this year's draft include Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, Odyssey Sims of Baylor and Alyssa Thomas of Maryland.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois held off Dartmouth 72-65 last night. Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer. Jon Ekey, Nnanna Egwu and Joseph Bertrand added 11 points each and freshman Malcolm Hill chipped in 10 in a balanced attack by the Illini. Dartmouth was led by 17 points from both Gabas Maldunas and Connor Boehm and 14 from Eli Harrison.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Sam Rowley scored 20 points as Albany held off a second-half rally from Brown in a 74-68 victory last night. Brown committed 32 fouls in the contest and Albany shot 76.1 percent from the line. Sean McGonagill scored a game-high 22 points for Brown.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Central Connecticut State pulled away from Hartford for a 73-59 win last night. Malcolm McMillan scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the first half. Yolonzo Moore scored a game-high 19 points for Hartford, which shot just 34.8 percent from the field.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Belmont game against Fairfield today has been postponed because weather conditions prevented the Stags from making the trip to Nashville. Belmont says the game is expected to be played later in the season. No date has been announced.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Boston U. at George Washington, 7 p.m.
Fairfield at Belmont, 8 p.m.
Bryant at Ohio St., 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Boston U. at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Hartford at Maine, 7 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
Dartmouth at Union, 7 p.m.
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