Warriors host Blazers in Game 2...Bruins look for win 4...Bell brings his power show to San Diego
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Golden State Warriors have a 1-0 lead over Portland in their Western Conference playoff series after beating the Trail Blazers 116-94 Tuesday night. Now, Portland has studied the film and will aim to make adjustments on both ends of the floor ahead of Game 2. The Blazers are looking to get more out of their backcourt duo Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum at Oracle Arena tonight.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (TOO’-kah rask) is stopping just about any puck NHL playoff opponents can shoot his way, guiding his team to within a win of the Stanley Cup Final. Rask allowed 1.5 goals per game during the Bruins’ six-game winning streak with 20 saves in the first period of Game 3 against Carolina. Boston has a 3-0 lead heading into the NHL Eastern Conference final in Raleigh tonight.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Josh Bell brings his one-man power show to the West Coast when the Pittsburgh Pirates open a series in San Diego tonight. Riding a career-best 15-game hitting streak, the switch-hitting first baseman is batting .333 with 12 homers, 14 doubles and 39 RBIs in a bounce-back season. The Padres are coming of a 2-0 loss against the Dodgers as they open a four-game series.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Atlanta prospect Austin Riley was quite a hit in his big league debut last night, connecting for a home run in his second at-bat, then tagging Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) in a win over St. Louis. Normally a third baseman, he started in left field and likely to see time there for a while. Riley and the Braves wrap up the series tonight when they host the Cardinals and star Adam Wainwright.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The 101st PGA Championship began this morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. Jordan Spieth (speeth) needs to win the PGA Championship for a career Grand Slam. Tiger Woods needs to win the next three majors for the calendar slam. But, based on the way the year has gone so far, it’s hard to say which is the better bet.