Stephen Curry had a game high 21 points and 12 rebounds, followed closely behind by Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole with 19 a piece, helping the Golden State Warriors to the game 1 win 112-87 over the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors keeping big man Luka Doncic in check by holding him to just 20 points. Doncic shot just 6 of 18 and was only 3 of 10 from the 3 point line. Game 2 is Friday night at the Chase Center.
Al Horford is not expected to be cleared of health and safety protocols before game 2 but Marcus Smart is being listed as “Probable” ahead of Thursday nights game.
Thursdays Playoff game : Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (Game 2) (MIA 1 – BOS 0) – 8:30pm EST (ESPN)
Sebastian Aho pushed one past Igor Shesterkin late in the 3rd period to tie it up, Ian Cole ended it at 3:12 of OT to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night. Filip Chytil scored the first-period goal for the Rangers in their losing effort. Game 2 is Friday night at PNC Arena.
Matthew Tkachuk led the way offensively for the Calgary Flames, completing his hat trick with an empty-netter helping the Flames take-out the Edmonton Oilers 9-6. The 15 combined goals are the most in a Stanley Cup Playoff game since 1993 and just 3 shy of tying the all-time record of 18. Game 2 is Friday on ESPN.
Thursday Playoff schedule : Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers (Game 2) (TB 1 – FL 0) – 7:00pm EST (TNT), St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche (Game 2) ( COL 1 – STL 0 ) – 9:30pm EST (TNT)
New York Mets ace Max Scherzer was pulled from his start in the 6th inning due to left side pain after throwing 87 pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He will undergo further tests on Thursday.
Boston pitcher Nick Pivetta pitched a 2-hitter complete game, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run, Rafael Devers had an RBI double and the Red Sox beat the Astros 5-1 on Wednesday night. It was the first complete game by a Red Sox pitcher since Chris Sale on June 5, 2019, at Kansas City.
Philadelphia Phillies superstar outfielder Bryce Harper originally expected to not be able to throw for 4 weeks due to a small tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, is now reportedly expected to be down for 6 weeks following a PRP injection.
Joe Girardi said doctors have adjusted Bryce Harper timing. Won’t throw for six weeks. If all goes well would need several weeks to ramp up throwing. So possible he doesn’t play field till late July, early Aug, provided all goes well. Phils hopeful he can DH tomorrow — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) May 18, 2022