After the Golden State Warriors turned things around with Kawhi Leonard off the floor in Game 1, things stayed the same in their favor in Game 2. The Warriors blew past the San Antonio Spurs, hitting 18 three-pointers in a 136-100 rout for a 2-0 series lead. Golden State rallied from a 25-point deficit in Game 1 after Leonard went down with an injury, but they never trailed in Game 2, which was also missing the Spurs' star. Steph Curry played just three quarters, finishing with 29 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists to lead Golden State's offensive barrage. Kevin Durant scored 16 points, while Draymond Green had another all-around game with 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks. The Warriors also got contribution from rookie Patrick McCaw, who came off the bench to put up 18 points and five assists, helping the defending Western Conference Champs improve to 10-0 this postseason. Jonathan Simmons was the only Spur to find any rhythm as he led the way with 22 points in the loss. Golden State led by 17 after one quarter and by 28 at halftime, but did lose Zaza Pachulia to a right heel injury. He was scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday. The series moves to San Antonio for Game 3 on Saturday night, and it is still unclear whether Leonard will be good to go for that one.
Predators Rally for Series Lead on Ducks
The Nashville Predators kept their home record unblemished in this year's postseason, scoring twice in the third period for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Roman Josi scored the game-winner with 2:43 left in regulation with the man-advantage, giving the Predators the win in their first Western Conference Finals home game. Filip Forsberg tied the game with 3:54 left in the third with his third goal in as many games, helping the Predators improve to 10-0 at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They are the first to reach this feat since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Nashville nearly had a comeback begin earlier in the third, but had a goal waved off due to goaltender interference. The Ducks are use to being the comeback kids with four comeback wins this postseason, but got a taste of their own medicine despite John Gibson's 38 saves. Corey Perry's power-play goal in the second period was the lone goal for Anaheim, who now trails the series 2-1 and will look to even the series in Nashville when Game 4 takes place on Thursday night.
Davis Powers O's Past Tigers in Extras
The Detroit Tigers pulled off the improbable comeback from a 7-1 deficit, but it was Chris Davis who took over the night in a near six-hour contest. David homered twice in extra innings, including the game-winning two-run shot in the 13th inning for a wild 13-11 Baltimore Orioles victory. Davis also went deep in a three-run 12th inning, but the Tigers responded with three runs of their own to extend the game. Their rally began with the long ball, mainly from the recently-returned J.D. Martinez. Martinez went deep twice, including a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning. It was his second multi-home run game in his fourth game back this season. Victor Martinez also went deep for Detroit, whose closer issues continued in the ninth inning. Mark Trumbo's two-out, opposite-field solo shot off of Justin Wilson tied the game to force extras. It was Wilson's first blown save since becoming the closer for Detroit. Their former closer, Francisco Rodriguez, suffered the loss after surrendering Davis's game-winner late in the night. The O's touched up starter Matt Boyd for seven runs in the second inning for the early advantage before the Tiger comeback began. These two teams continue their series Wednesday night in Mo-Town.