Tuesday, May 03, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Heat Knock Off Raptors On Road In Series Opener; Warriors Storm Back, Upend Blazers, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Two games were played on Tuesday night in the NBA Playoffs.


At Toronto:

Goran Dragic scored 26 points while Dwyane Wade added 24 (seven of them in overtime) as the Miami Heat knocked off the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on the road in the opening contest of their conference semifinal series.

Jonas Valanclunas delivered a double double (24 points and 14 rebounds) for the Raptors.  DeMar DeRozan added 22 points to the Toronto coffers.


At Oakland, California:

Kyle Thompson scored 27 points while Draymond Green added 17 (to go with his 14 rebounds) as the Golden State Warriors stormed back from an 11-point deficit at the end of the third quarter and upended the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 in game two of their conference semifinal series, which the defending NBA champs now lead two games to none.

Damien Lillard paced the Blazers with 25 points while C.J. McCollum added 22.

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