The Golden State Warriors have evened the NBA Finals at a game apiece as they try to capture their third straight title. The Warriors took control of Game Two by opening the second half on an 18-0 run before completing a 109-104 victory over the Raptors in Toronto. Klay Thompson had a team-high 25 points for Golden State before leaving the game with a tight left hamstring in the fourth quarter. Andre Iguodala's three-pointer with 5.9 seconds left sealed the game for the Warriors after the Raptors had closed the game to a two-point contest. Stephen Curry scored 23 points and Draymond Green was an assist shy of what would have been his fourth straight triple-double, finishing with 17 points, ten rebounds and nine assists for the Warriors. Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 34 points and grabbed 14 boards. Game Three is Wednesday at Oakland.
Will Hanafan's two-run single capped Creighton's seven-run ninth inning and the Bluejays rallied past Michigan 11-7 last night to avoid elimination in the NCAA Tournament's Corvallis, Oregon regional. The teams play again tonight at 6:05, with the winner advancing to a Super Regional next weekend against tonight’s winner between UCLA and Loyola Marymount. The Wolverines took a three-run lead into the final inning before Creighton erupted for seven runs. Amongst the big inning, Jordan Hovey and Jason Allbery hit back-to-back RBI singles to tie the game and then give the Bluejays the lead. Bobby Kametas earned the win with three innings of relief. Hanafan finished 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBI, including a solo home run. Creighton improves to 41-12 while Michigan drops to 42-19. Will Robertson hit a three-run homer in a 6-1 elimination game victory over Cincinnati earlier in the day.
Michael Woodworth went 5-7 to lead a Connecticut offense that collected a season-high 22 hits in a 16-1 elimination game rout of Nebraska yesterday. The Huskies scored in all but two innings and finished with a seven-run ninth. They avenged an 8-5 loss to Nebraska on Friday. Colby Dunlop allowed five singles and one run in an efficient, career-long eight innings. NU starter Reece Eddins gave up four runs on ten hits in 4 1/3 innings. Angelo Altavilla had two of the Big Red’s five hits. The Huskers, who finish at 32-24, had dropped into the elimination bracket after losing 6-5 to Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Connecticut went on to beat Oklahoma State 5-2 last night to force a winner-take-all game with the Cowboys this evening.
The Kelly’s 18’s softball team finished 3-2 at the Wayne Dirt Devils Tournament this past weekend dropping a 4-3 decision to West Point in the championship game yesterday. Earlier in the day, Kelly’s beat Creighton 11-5 and the Fusion Heat 5-4. They are now 7-3 on the season.
The 21st Nebraska Senior Amateur gets underway today at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln. It will be a two-day competition. A full field of 78 players including ten past champions and Defending Champion John Sajevic of Fremont will be in action. Among the competitors include Norfolk’s Todd Pospisil, Casey Knake, and Columbus’ Mike Krumland.
Local Scores: San Antonio 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).
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Final San Francisco 8 Baltimore 1
Final Atlanta 7 Detroit 4
Final Colorado 5 Toronto 1
Final Minnesota 9 Tampa Bay 7
Final Chi White Sox 2 Cleveland 0
Final Texas 5 Kansas City 1
Final Houston 6 Oakland 4, 12 Innings
Final L-A Angels 13 Seattle 3
Final Boston 8 N-Y Yankees 5
Final Washington 4 Cincinnati 1
Final Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 2
Final St. Louis 2 Chi Cubs 1
Final Arizona 7 N-Y Mets 1
Final L-A Dodgers 8 Philadelphia 0
Final Miami 9 San Diego 3
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Golden State 109 Toronto 104
WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Connecticut 80 Las Vegas 74
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Final Philadelphia 3 Minnesota 2