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Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Michael Gligic defeated Matt Marshall on the second playoff hole Sunday to earn his first Canadian Tour victory at the ATB Financial Classic. Gligic shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday, while Marshall had a 3-under 68. The pair finished regulation tied at 14-under 270 and headed back to the 18th tee at Windemere Golf & Country Club. Neither found the fairway on the first extra hole, but Gligic was at least able to reach the green with his approach. Marshall came up short of the putting surface and chipped to 8 feet. Gligic missed his 35-foot birdie try and left himself with almost 4 feet. Marshalls par putt stayed above ground, so Gligic had that little putt for the victory. He missed and it was back to 18 tee. Once again, neither player landed in the short grass, but Marshall was under a tree and didnt really have a shot. His punch hit some branches, then his third landed in a greenside bunker. Marshall blasted out to 8 feet and Gligic was 35 feet from the stick in two. Gligics birdie chance ran 6 feet by the hole, but Marshall missed his bogey try. Gligic had 2 putts for the victory, but poured in his par putt to get the win. For Marshall, this was a lost opportunity. He held the lead through most of the final round, but four consecutive bogeys from the 14th knocked him out of first. Marshall birdied the last just to force a playoff. Third-round leader Joe Panzeri (71), Nick Taylor (67), Ryan Williams (68) and Dodge Kemmer (70) shared third place at 12-under 272. Last years winner, Hugo Leon, posted a 4-under 67 and took seventh at minus-11. NOTES: Gligic was the medalist at last years Fall Q School...He earned $28,000 for the victory...The Canadian Tour remains in Alberta next week for the Syncrude Boreal Open in Fort McMurray, where Danny Sahl captured the 2011 title. 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LeBlanc went six innings for his second career victory at the homer-friendly ballpark, and the San Diego Padres scored four runs off an ailing Dontrelle Willis for a 7-3 victory Sunday that avoided a sweep by the Cincinnati Reds. DENVER -- Andre Miller filled a gaping hole in his basketball resume Saturday. "Ive never hit a game-winning shot," the 37-year-old guard said after sinking a nifty layup with just over a second left that gave the Denver Nuggets a 97-95 win over the Golden State Warriors in their playoff opener. Not in high school. Not in college. Not in his 13 NBA seasons. "Never," Miller repeated. "Ive taken a couple and missed or turned the ball over. But that was big for a first playoff game." With the youthful Nuggets in danger of losing at home for the first time in more than three months, Miller stepped up and scored 18 of his playoff career-high 28 points in the frenetic fourth quarter that made up for a plodding start to this much-anticipated series between two of the NBAs highest-octane teams. The sixth-seeded Warriors trailed 93-92 when Stephen Curry was pick-pocketed by Ty Lawson, whose layup made it a three-point game with 35 seconds remaining. Curry, who shot his way into NBA history by sinking a record 272 3-pointers this season, got a whistling pass from Jarrett Jack in the left corner and swished a contested 3 with Lawson all over him and 14 seconds left. "Thats a tough shot," Lawson said. "He pumped-faked, I still contested it and he knocked it down. Thats what he does." With the game tied at 95, Denver called timeout and coach George Karl started going through the options. "We were all looking at each other. Andre was hot, we were kind of like, Why dont we just get out of the way and let Andre have the ball," Corey Brewer recounted. "Thats what happened. He had Draymond Green on him and we kind of like those odds." So do the Warriors. "We like that matchup for Draymond to come in and get that stop for us," Curry said. "He just made a quick adjustment at the end to get the ball on the backboard." And for once, a game-winner fluttered through the net for Miller. "A very crafty guy," Green said. "I thought I was in front of him and he made one slithery move and just get a half a step on me and thats all he needed to finish the shot." The Warriors had no timeouts left, so they inbounded the ball and Currys desperation shot wasnt close as the horn sounded and the Nuggets swarmed the veteran. "Im never surprised with Andre Miller," Brewer said. "I say hes unguardable. They always talk about these Kobe, LeBron, if you give Andre Miller the ball hes one of the toughest guys to guard in NBA." Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets posted an NBA-best 38-3 home record during the season and have a franchise-best 24-game winning streak -- barely. "It could have went either way tonight so we have to be better prepared on Tuesday," Miller said. Miller is one of Karls favourite players. "I just love him," Karl said. "Hes an incredible playmaker. He loves to make people better, loves to make his team better. When the game is in that guts and glory situation, Andre is pretty damn good." Miller and Karl would like nothing more than to win that elusive rring together, but first Miller has to make it out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time in his career, the next item on his to-do list now that hes tasted the exhilaration of a game-winning basket.dddddddddddd "I think this is probably the best opportunity ... to get out of the first round," Miller said. The Warriors showed him it wasnt going to be a cakewalk. But they werent boasting, either. Not only did they drop a heartbreaker and a chance to snatch the home-court advantage from the leagues best home team but they also lost All-Star big man David Lee to a possible right hip flexor strain in the fourth quarter. Lee banged into JaVale McGee on a drive to the hoop and winced in pain as he landed on his right hip. After gathering himself, he shot both free throws, then couldnt run back downcourt and was taken for X-rays. Lee finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds, all but two off the defensive glass. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 22 points and Curry had 19 -- after missing his first nine shots. Jarrett Jack added 10 points and 10 assists. Centre Andrew Bogut, whos been bothered by a bone bruise on his surgically repaired left ankle, had 14 boards and nine points for the Warriors. After Miller, none of the Nuggets scored more than a dozen points as Denver missed 13 of 16 3-pointers and 10 free throws. The fantastic fourth quarter followed a plodding first 2 1/2 quarters that wasnt anything like the run-and-run game everyone expected from these two teams. That notion fizzled in the first half with a rash of poor shooting, turnovers and debatable calls. Denver would have matched its lowest point total for a first half if not for Wilson Chandlers breakaway basket at the buzzer that pulled the third-seeded Nuggets to 48-44 at halftime. Not having their best free-throw shooter in Danilo Gallinari (out with an ACL injury) and their top rebounder in Kenneth Faried (ankle), whos day to day, didnt help. But the Nuggets pulled out another close one at home, where they havent lost since Jan. 18. Golden State coach Mark Jackson played in plenty of playoff games but this was his post-season coaching debut. He said he had no butterflies, however, because his team is the heavy underdog and "If I was picking, Id pick them to win it. Id pick them to win this series." Karl freely admitted he was a bundle of nerves before tip-off: "Im nervous for summer league games, so why wouldnt I be nervous for this game?" Turns out he had good reason to fret, but thanks to Millers clutch play no reason to lament a loss. "Our personality is young. But we believe, we trust, we fight," Karl said. "Would I like to have an easier game? Hell, yeah, Id like to have an easier game. Playoff basketball isnt about easy games. Were trying to figure out our personality without Kenneth. Andre Miller was the man tonight." NOTES: The Warriors 55 rebounds were the most against Denver in a playoff game in 19 years and the Nuggets were limited to a season-low five second-chance points. ... Chandler posted his first career playoff double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. ' ' '
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