The Carolina Hurricanes seek to avoid elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they meet Boston today at 4 p.m. … The top seeds in the NBA playoffs lost their opening games on Tuesday as Orlando knocked off Milwaukee, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, 122-110, as Nikola Vucevic had 35 points and 14 rebounds. Portland got 34 points from Damian Lillard in topping the Los Angeles Lakers, No. 1 from the Western Conference, 100-93. … NBA playoff matchups today include Brooklyn-Toronto at 1:30 p.m., Utah-Denver at 4 p.m., Philadelphia-Boston at 6:30 p.m. and Dallas vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at 9 p.m. The latter three contests will be on TNT. … Minnesota edged Milwaukee, 4-3, in 12 innings after Kenta Maeda of the Twins took a no-hitter into the ninth inning at Target Field in Minneapolis.