Warriors whipped...Golden Knights ice Jets...Bucks next coach
May. 17, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors looked nothing like defending champions in a 127-105 thrashing by the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack. Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points. The series is now tied heading back to Oakland on Sunday.
WINNIPEG (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night. Vegas - which started with an 8-2 record through its first 10 playoff games, the best record through a franchise's first 10 postseason contests in NHL history - is now two wins from advancing to the Stanley Cup final.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night. The win also prevented Boston from matching its season-high losing streak of three games. Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrtz) hit a three-run homer and J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot.
DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 6-0 Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep in Detroit. Bauer retired his first 12 hitters, and Michael Brantley hit his sixth home run of the season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year will replace Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January.