4 months Warriors edge Rockets, Celtics baffle Bucks in playoffs Manilatimes |Sports
WASHINGTON: Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead the defending champion Golden State Warriors over Houston, 104-100, on Sunday (Monday in Manila), while Boston ripped Milwaukee in the openers of their NBA second-round playoff matchups. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, each playing despite right ankle injuries, scored 18 and 13 points, respectively, while Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green each added 14 as the Warriors jumped ahead in the best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. James Harden led Houston with 35 points, while Eric Gordon added 27 and Chris Paul contributed 17 in a losing cause, the Rockets hitting only 41.9 percent ... more