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Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable." It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois BOSTON - The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004.

Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois CALGARY, Alberta - Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series Friday night to advance to the second round.

Bour blunders again on bases, Angels fall to Mariners 5-3 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - Angels slugger Justin Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that the Seattle Mariners turned into an easy double play Friday night in a 5-3 win over Los Angeles. "There's no excuse for it. It's terrible," Bour said.

Celtics beat Pacers 104-96 to take 3-0 series lead - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them pull away from Indiana for a 104-96 victory and a 3-0 series lead. "We've come a long way," All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said.

Man wounded in Archer Heights drive-by attack The 30-year-old was in a vehicle in the 4400 block of West 53rd Street when someone in another car fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck in the back and leg at 9:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Lyft offers free pass for Earth Day rides in Chicago, five other cities Chicago is one of six cities where Lyft is offering free rides on Earth Day, which is being celebrated for the 50th year on Monday. The promotion comes after a controversial deal approved by the Chicago City Council make Lyft the exclusive operator of the city's Divvy bike-rental service.

Man, 61, reported missing from Canaryville James Payne, 61, was last seen March 27 in the 500 block of West 46th Street, Chicago police said. Payne, who is 5-feet-9 and 250 pounds, may be near the 5300 or 4100 block of North Elston on the Northwest Side, police said. He also frequently visits north suburban Evanston and Bridgeport on the South Side.

BREAKING: Boy, 9, Missing In Wauconda After Falling From Boat Into Water Authorities in northwest suburban Wauconda say one of two boys who fell overboard from a paddle boat Friday evening is still missing.

1 boy rescued, another still missing in Wauconda lake The two boys became distressed and fell from a paddleboat about 7:20 p.m. in Bangs Lake, Wauconda police said in a statement. A nearby fisherman heard screaming and was able to pull out a 10-year-old boy from the water, police said. About 10 p.m., the Wauconda Fire District switched to a recovery effort for the missing 9-year-old boy, police said.

Man dies in Streamwood diving accident Robert Ptach, 54, hurt himself while diving about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Ridge Circle, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. He was taken to Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he died Monday at 6:37 p.m., the medical examiner's office said.

1 Boy Rescued, Another Missing in Wauconda Lake: Officials Two boys, 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat Friday in a north suburban lake when they began screaming for help, officials said, prompting nearby fishermen to rescue one while divers continue searching for the other. Authorities in Wauconda responded to the water rescue at Bangs Beach at 7:20 p.m.

Bald Knob Cross of Peace to host Sunrise Service - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois The Bald Knob Cross of Peace will host its 83rd annual sunrise service Sunday morning. Folks are invited to bring their own chairs or blankets and sit on the south hillside for the service, which begins at 6 a.m. The service begins about 15 minutes before sunrise, so attendees may view the sunrise during the service.

Trump rips into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller While the president, according to people close to him, did feel vindicated by the report, he also felt betrayed by those who had painted him in an unflattering light - even though they were speaking under oath and had been directed by the White House to cooperate fully with Mueller's team.

Neighbors respond to EPA's proposed plans for contaminated site CARBONDALE, IL - Contaminated land is still causing problems for people in a southern Illinois community. Several months ago, Carbondale City Council voted to deny a special use permit for a solar array on the site of the old Koppers Wood Treatment Facility on the northeast side of the city.

Shakeup over Harrisburg city attorney - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois The new city council met for the first time Thursday night, and members made a motion to remove Todd Bittle as City Attorney. Board members seeked to appoint former mayoral candidate Robert C. Wilson, who ran against McPeek this April, and Kolby Smithpeters.

Eric Holder on Barr's handling of Mueller report: 'He's making mistakes' Holder, attorney general from 2009 to 2015 under President Barack Obama, said Barr's move to summarily absolve the president before releasing the report, both in his summary to Congress and in a press conference this week, is incongruent with the independence expected of that department.

Fire strikes Herrin home for second time in nine months - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois A house fire destroys a home in Herrin just nine months after another fire at the same home killed a mother and daughter. Neighbors say people were working to restore the home after the first fire in July, but now it's a total loss.

Cops Beef Up Mag Mile Presence After Teens Swarm Downtown The city is warning it will offer zero tolerance for any more disturbances from roving crowds of teens in the downtown area. Hundreds of officers were waiting along the Mag Mile Thursday night at the Red Line station at Chicago and State and arrested a few dozen teens.

NBA rescinds technical on Warriors' Durant, Clippers' Green - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois NEW YORK - The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The players were called for double technicals early in the third quarter Thursday night at Staples Center as they jawed at each other.

Mets ace deGrom going on injured list, getting MRI on elbow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois LOUIS - Mets ace Jacob deGrom is being put on the injured list and returning to New York for an MRI on his elbow after the NL Cy Young Award winner reported a sore right arm. "He came in on the off-day and played a little catch and started feeling it a little bit," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Friday night's game at Saint Louis.

Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness.

Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series. Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to 36% shooting.

Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons' new arena - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer. Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game - in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said.

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