• Nets 83, Cavaliers 72: No one's going to give the Nets style points, but New Jersey will take Game 6 nonetheless. Jason Kidd's crew won this game on defense and tenacity. How else can a team win a game in which it scores six points in the fourth quarter? Mikki Moore did the job yet again. He's scored in double figures in every game this series and his development is a credit to Lawrence Frank's coaching. His team is a home win away from forcing a seventh game, and that's all they can ask for at this point. They are under .500 if the regular season and playoffs are combined, after all.

  • White Sox 5, Yankees 3; Yankees 8, White Sox 1: Mike Mussina couldn't handle one of baseball's worst offenses in the first game, but the Yankees salvaged a split in the nightcap. They outlasted former nemesis Jose Contreras -- nemesis in a Yankees uniform, of course -- and got seven strong innings from Chien-Ming Wang. Despite Mussina's lackluster effort, pitching hasn't been the problem for the Yankees recently, and their late-inning fireworks could be a sign they are breaking out of their offensive malaise.

  • Mets 8, Cubs 1: Jorge Sosa doesn't want to leave the big-league rotation, and he probably won't have to. He threw seven innings of one-hit shutout ball. Damion Easley socked his sixth home run, and the Mets got to Cubs lefty Rich Hill, one of the bright spots in the National League this season. The two teams waited three hours, 15 minutes to get this game in, and they have to play a day game Thursday.