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May 17, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. Game 3 is Sunday night in Oakland.

WINNIPEG (AP) — They’re an expansion club, but the Las Vegas Golden Knights are now two wins from advancing to the Stanley Cup final. Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals to lead the Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night.

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrtz) hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The win also prevented Boston from matching its season-high losing streak of three games. Chris Sale gave up just two runs and two hits in five innings. Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer, and Matt Joyce and Matt Olson each hit a solo shot for the Athletics.

MIAMI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers erased a four-run deficit and still lost their sixth game in a row. J.T. Realmuto’s tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped Miami win 6-5. The defending NL champion Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send the Atlanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Carl Edwards Jr. allowed five straight baserunners in Atlanta’s three-run eighth, including a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flowers, without getting an out.

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