NBA Playoffs: 5/3/17

Image result for nba playoffsWednesday Games:  Semifinals

Eastern Conference

  • Toronto Raptors 103 – Cleveland Cavaliers 125   (CLE leads 2-0)

Highlights:  LeBron James scored 39 points, passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night. Kyrie Irving had 22 points and 11 assists and Channing Frye scored 18 points.  The Raptors didn’t start Jonas Valanciunas, but he led them with 23 points. Toronto only got five points from All-Star DeMar DeRozan. Kyle Lowry, who sprained his left ankle in the third quarter, scored 20 points but spent the fourth quarter in the locker room icing his ankle.

Western Conference

  • Houston Rockets 96 – San Antonio Spurs 121   (Series tied 1-1)

Highlights:  Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and San Antonio battled through the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday night and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Parker was carried off the court with what appeared to be a serious left leg injury. He finished with 18 points in 26 minutes. The Spurs limited James Harden to 13 points on 3-for-17 shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points after being limited to four in the opener, and Danny Green added 12.

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