Monday, May 09, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Raptors Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Heat; Blazers Hold Off Warriors, Cut Golden State Series Advantage To 2-1

Two games were played in the NBA Playoffs on Saturday.


At Miami:

Kyle Lowry scored 33 points as the Toronto Raptors knocked off the Miami Heat 95-91 on the road in game three of their conference semifinal series, which they now lead two games to one.

Dwyane Wade paced the Heat with 38 points.


At Portland, Oregon:

Damian Lillard scored 40 points and dished out 10 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers snapped back from their game-two fourth-quarter meltdown and held off the visiting Golden State Warriors 120-108 in game three of their conference semifinal series.

Al-Farouq added 23 points (and grabbed 10 rebounds) and C.J. McCollum added 22 to the Blazers' coffers.

Draymond Green scored 37 points (and grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists) while Klay Thompson added 35 to pace the Warriors, who still lead the series two games to one.

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