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Monday, May 9, 2011
The return of the one-armed man?

By Sarah Spain

Saturday night doctors popped Rajon Rondo's dislocated elbow back into place and the Celtics guard, with just one good arm, somehow managed to help his team to an all-important Game 3 victory over the Heat. Can the one-armed man inspire his team again tonight, or will Miami's Big Three put the hurt on the crippled Celtics? Here are the Games We're Watching ...

NBA: Down, but not out. Bruised, but not broken. The battered Boston Celtics look to tie their series with the Heat tonight in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics' win Saturday night took a toll, as Rajon Rondo dislocated his left elbow and Delonte West bruised his left shoulder. Boston coach Doc Rivers is optimistic that both players will go tonight (7 p.m., TNT). ... Saturday night the Grizzlies used a 101-93 come-from-behind victory to take a 2-1 series lead over Oklahoma City. If the Thunder want to tie things up at 2-2, they'll need a better effort from their two superstars down the stretch. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were a combined 3 of 13 from the field in the fourth quarter of their Game 3 loss (9:30 p.m., TNT).

NHL: After surviving their first test of elimination, the Predators are back on their home ice tonight, looking to force the first Game 7 in franchise history. Down 3-1 in the series, they topped Vancouver 4-3 Saturday to keep their season alive. When the two teams meet tonight in Nashville, the Canucks will be looking to avoid a repeat of their opening round match-up with the Blackhawks. They failed to put away the opposition three-straight times before needing a Game 7 overtime win to advance (8 p.m., Versus).

MLB: Tigers righty Max Scherzer (5-0, 3.15 ERA) can tie the major league lead for wins with a victory tonight over the Blue Jays in the finale of their four-game set. Toronto has lost two of the series' first three games, including a 9-0 defeat Saturday, when it was no-hit by Justin Verlander (7:07 p.m.). ... Scherzer won't be the only hurler going for win No. 6 -- the A's Trevor Cahill also has his sights set on the league lead. He'll line up opposite the Rangers and C.J. Wilson, who is also having a great year at 4-1. Cahill is 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 10 starts against Texas (8:05 p.m.). ... The formerly hot Rockies have turned ice cold as of late, losing four straight heading into tonight's contest with the Mets. Colorado swept New York in a four-game set last month, so a visit from the Mets might be just what the Rockies need to get off the schnide (8:40 p.m.).