Raptors and Trail Blazers win in playoffs

The Toronto Raptors downed the Miami Heat 95-91 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-final series to take a 2-1 lead.

Kyle Lowry lifted the Raptors by scoring five straight points to break a late tie and ended up with 33 points on 11-for-19 shooting in Toronto.

Toronto have an injury worry ahead of the next game with Jonas Valanciunas limping off with a sprained ankle while for Miami, Hassan Whiteside went off in the second quarter with an apparent knee issue.

The top performer for Miami was Dwyane Wade who scored 38 points, 29 of those after half-time.

Game 4 will take place on Monday night in Miami.

In Portland, the Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 120-108 as Damian Lillard had a playoff-best 40 points, 10 assists and five rebounds as Portland cut Golden State’s lead in the seven-game series to 2-1.

Steph Curry did not play for the Warriors as he is still recovering from spraining his right knee in Game 4 of the team’s first-round series against Houston.

For the Warriors, their top performer was Draymond Green scoring 37 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Game 4 will take place on Tuesday in Oakland.

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