Boston topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, on Monday night in Toronto with four goals in the third period. The Bruins lead the best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series, 3-1, going into game five on Wednesday at 4 p.m. … Denver opened the NBA playoffs with a 135-125 overtime win against Utah despite 57 points by Donovan Mitchell on Monday. Toronto topped Brooklyn, 134-110; Boston defeated Philadelphia, 109-101, and the Los Angeles Clippers turned back Dallas, 118-110. … NBA playoff matchups today include Orlando-Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m., Miami-Indiana at 4 p.m., Oklahoma City-Houston at 6:30 p.m. and Portland vs. the Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. All four games are on TNT. … Fernando Tatis had two home runs, including a grand slam, in San Diego’s 14-4 win at Texas on Monday night. Tatis leads the majors with 11 homers. … The New York Yankees host Tampa Bay tonight at 7:05 p.m. (ESPN).