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Warriors up 2-0...Durant to miss 2 more...Koepka leads after record round...B’s sweep Canes

May 17, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points and the Golden State Warriors stormed back from a 65-50 halftime deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-111 in Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals. Klay Thompson contributed 13 of his 24 points while the Warriors outscored the Blazers 39-24 in the third quarter. Golden State didn’t take the lead for good until Kevon Looney’s dunk made it 112-111 in the final minute.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Warriors will play at least two more games without All-Star forward Kevin Durant because of a strained right calf. Durant hasn’t played since suffering the injury in Game 5 of the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals, missing Golden State’s last three games. He leads the NBA in playoff scoring at 34.2 points a game.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) is the leader heading into the second round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Long Island. He broke the course record with a 7-under 63 that gives him a one-shot advantage over Danny Lee. Koepka is the the first player in 101 years of the PGA Championship to shoot that score twice.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup final for the third time in nine seasons after completing a three-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes. Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhuh-rahn) scored twice and Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 24 shots as the Bruins blanked the Canes, 4-0. David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists to back Rask, who notched his seventh career postseason shutout and second in five games.

UNDATED (AP) _ Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. Peterson can participate in all offseason workouts and preseason games. He will be eligible to return Oct. 14, before Arizona’s game against the New York Giants.