PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Miami Heat ended the Philadelphia 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and evened the NBA’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece. Dwyane Wade poured in 28 points and nailed two big baskets down the stretch in the Heat’s 113-103 victory over the 76ers. Goran Dragic (GOHR’-uhn DRAH’-gich) finished with 20 points and James Johnson added 18 for the Heat, who host Game 3 on Thursday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference quarterfinals by dumping the San Antonio Spurs, 116-101. Klay Thompson added 31 points and five assists for the Warriors, who trailed by six at halftime before outscoring the Spurs 69-48 the rest of the way. LaMarcus Aldridge had team-highs of 34 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio, which hosts Game 3 on Thursday.
UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils have avoided falling behind three games to none in their respective Stanley Cup first-round series. Patrick Marleau scored twice and Auston Matthews snapped a 2-2 tie late in the second period as the Maple Leafs doubled up the Boston Bruins, 4-2. Taylor Hall contributed a goal and two assists as the Devils topped the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2.
UNDATED (AP) – The San Jose Sharks own a 3-0 lead in their Stanley Cup first-round series against Anaheim, while the Nashville Predators are up two games to one in their series with Colorado. Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture (koo-CHOOR’) each had a goal and two assists as the Sharks blew out the Ducks, 8-1. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice and the Avalanche chased Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh REE’-nay) after taking a 4-0 lead in the second period of a 5-3 victory against the Predators.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Washington Nationals won for just the fourth time in their last 13 games while dropping the New York Mets to 12-3. Bryce Harper and Wilmer Difo each hit two-run singles while the Nats scored six times off the Mets’ bullpen in the eighth inning of an 8-6 comeback win over the Mets. Harper also hit a broken-bat homer in the first inning, but New York carried a 6-1 lead into the eighth before losing for the second time in three days since a nine-game winning streak.