NBA Wrap: No Curry, no problem

‘The series don’t start till you win on the road’ – Lillard on Blazers 2-0 lead against Oklahoma

The Golden State Warriors may have been without Stephen Curry, but that didn’t stop them from beating the Houston Rockets 115-106 and going 2-0 up in their playoff series.

Klay Thompson guided the Warriors to victory, scoring 34 points and dishing out five assists in the process.

James Harden had 28 points and 11 assists for the Rockets.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Indiana Pacers 98-87 and bring themselves level at 1-1.

Valanciunas was well supported by point guard Kyle Lowry, who dropped 18 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out nine assists.

Paul George scored a team-high 28 points for the Pacers.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks made it 1-1 in their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder after edging them 85-84 in a nail-biting encounter.

The Thunder could have won the game had a last-second putback shot at the buzzer by Steven Adams not been disallowed upon being reviewed.

Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton recorded a double-double, which consisted of 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Kevin Durant was the Thunder’s top-scorer with 21 points.

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