ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut as the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars last night. Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Getzlaf and Mathieu Perreault scored in a dominant first period for the top-seeded Ducks. Anaheim led 4-0 midway through the second period before Dallas got rolling in its first playoff game since 2008.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 last night in the regular season finale. Monta Ellis missed a 17-footer before Conley drew the foul driving to the basket. Dallas had one last shot. Ellis missed from the top of the key.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Lakers closed their worst season since they moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night. Nick Young scored 16 points to help Los Angeles close the season with a two-game winning streak. The Spurs had an opportunity to match their best record but opted to rest in preparation for defense of their conference title.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets last night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans. Troy Daniels hit 6 3s and finished with 22 points for Houston.
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