Golden State didn’t have its leader because of injury. Even without Stephen Curry, the Warriors show that there’s “Strength in Numbers” on Sunday by cruising past the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their second-round NBA playoff series.
Klay Thompson scores 18 of his game-high 37 points in the first quarter and hits seven three-pointers for the third consecutive game, and Draymond Green has a triple double to help the Warriors beat Portland 118-106.
The Kings will interview former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed. The Kings have already talked with Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale and plan to meet with at least four others.
It is no secret that A’s pitcher Rich Hill relies heavily on his big, parabolic curveball, and it was just as clear early Sunday that the Houston Astros’ hitters were going to wait for and attack that pitch. Hill made just enough mistakes with it over the first three innings to create the difference in a 2-1 loss.
Madison Bumgarner pitches through rain to extend his scoreless streak at Citi Field to 18 innings, Hunter Pence homers and drives in three runs, and the Giants run at will against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard in a 6-1 victory that stops New York’s eight-game winning streak.
Joe Pavelski scores the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stops 37 shots to lead the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators and to a 2-0 lead in their second-round NHL playoff series.
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