The Golden State Warriors have still yet to be defeated this postseason, as they have had no problem getting off to a quick start in the NBA Finals. For the second straight season, the Warriors have built a 2-0 series lead on the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 132-113 rout on Sunday night. The win was headlined by Steph Curry's first carer postseason triple-double, as he finished with 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds on the night. Kevin Durant continued to produce with his new team, leading the way with 33 points, while also adding 13 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks. Golden State as a team shot a staggering 52 percent from the floor, including 42 percent from three-point range. All of this successfully spoiled LeBron James' triple-double effort, which tied Magic Johnson for most all time in the Finals with eight. Kevin Love had 27 points and Kyrie Irving scored just 19 in the third loss of the playoffs for the Cavs. They are facing the same deficit they did last season, which they came back to win the series in seven games for their first title. James made it clear after Sunday's loss that they must defend homecourt. They will begin doing so in Game 3 on Wednesday night in Cleveland.
Astros Sweep Rangers, Win 10th Straight
The Houston Astros are the best team in baseball by a long shot and are showing no signs of slowing down. Houston had four home runs on Sunday, including two from George Springer, in a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers for their 10th straight victory. The win gives them their first sweep of the Rangers in three years, and also ties them with Texas for the longest win streak in the majors this season. Although, the Rangers are just 3-11 since their 10-game run. Sunday's victory was also Houston's 10th straight road victory, and improved them to a major league-leading 41-16 overall this season. The Rangers fell 15 games behind the first-place Astros in the AL West, as Martin Perez suffered his sixth loss after surrendering runs in all four innings pitched. Brad Peacock won a major league start for the first time since September of 2014 and improved to 3-0 on the year after striking out nine and allowing just two runs over six innings. Springer had three hits on the night, including his sixth leadoff home run this season, and now leads the team with 16 big flies. Houston will bring their win streak to Kansas City on Monday to open up their series with the Royals. The Rangers will enjoy a day off on Monday before hosting the Mets beginning on Tuesday.
Cubs, Tigers Complete Weekend Sweeps
The Chicago Cubs were known as one of the bigger disappointments in baseball heading into their weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals. They silenced those critics for the time being by completing the series sweep with a 7-6 win on Sunday Night Baseball. Ian Happ went deep twice, while Jon Jay haunted his former team with the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to fuel the win. Anthony Rizzo had three hits, as the Cubs earned their 10th home win in 12 games and moved back over .500 at 28-27. It was also the first home sweep of St. Louis since 2006. This sweep follows a tough 0-6 road trip through Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they sit just a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. They play host to the Miami Marlins on Monday night. In the American League, another team breaking out of a recent slump completed a sweep, as Justin Upton's walk-off three-run home run in the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Chicago White Sox, 7-4. The win gives the Tigers their season-high fourth straight win despite losing Justin Verlander to injury. The ace left in the third inning with groin tightness, but is expected to make his next scheduled start. He threw 72 pitches in less than three innings, including 39 in the first inning alone. J.D. Martinez remained red hot at the plate with his 10th home run in his 22nd game of the year. The Tigers will enjoy Monday off before the Los Angeles Angels come to town for three games beginning on Tuesday.