TRAIL BLAZERS (5) 99, WARRIORS (1) 110
The Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 series lead over the Trail Blazers after a fourth quarter surge saw them recover from an 11-point deficit - the largest they'd faced at home all season - to win by 11.
They outscored the Blazers 34-12 in the fourth quarter and put on a defensive clinic worthy of champions in front of a boisterous Oracle Arena crowd.
Draymond Green was the instigator for the Warriors on both ends of the floor as he rallied his team to a victory, ending the game with 17 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks - the first player to reach all of those numbers in a playoff game since Tim Duncan in 2003.
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Klay Thompson added 20 of his 27 points in the second half as the home team went up several gears to blow away a Blazers team who were a vastly improved from game one.
Damian Lillard scored 17 points in the third quarter to give his team a commanding lead heading into the fourth. But the Warriors negated Lillard when it mattered as he went scoreless in the fourth quarter going 0-of-3 and ended the game with 25 points, including 6-of-11 from deep.
His backcourt partner C.J. McCollum added 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the field but the visitors will now head back to Portland with a mountain to climb and a potential return of MVP Steph Curry.
HEAT (3) 102, RAPTORS (2) 96 OT
The Miami Heat recovered from an incredible game-tying three-point buzzer beater by Kyle Lowry from almost half-court to steal game one in overtime in Toronto and take a 1-0 series lead.
Just like game seven against the Charlotte Hornets, it was the Heat's backcourt that came up big once again. Goran Dragic picked up where he left off from the previous series, leading all scorers with 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting and Dwyane Wade continued his hot streak going 10-of-21 from the field for his 21 points.
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Seven of Wade's 24 points came in overtime as the visitors showed real mental toughness to still emerge victorious following a dramatic comeback in the fourth quarter by the Raptors which saw them erase a six-point deficit in the final seven seconds.
Despite Lowry's late heave to force regulation, it was another bad shooting night for the point guard, who ended the game with just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting and 1-of-7 from behind the arc as he continues his postseason struggles.
It was Jonas Valanciunas who led the Raptors in scoring, putting up 24 points to go along with 14 rebounds on an efficient night for the big man. DeMar DeRozan added 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting and Terrence Ross gave the home side a huge boost off the bench with 19 points.
Toronto's run of dropping game one came into effect again at the Air Canada Centre, which makes game two on Thursday even more vital.