During the Heat vs Raptors first 2 games, both teams suffered a player loss. For the Heat, center Hassan Whiteside left Saturday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter with a right knee injury, and Toronto lost center Jonas Valanucinas in the third quarter with a sprained right ankle. The Heat haven’t reported how serious his injury is, but he will indefinitely will not be returning soon, x-rays were negative and more tests are too come. Valanucinas was diagnosed with an ankle sprain, nothing too serious. Raptors took game 3.
In game 2 for the Cavaliers vs Hawks, the Cavaliers set an NBA record for shooting 25 3- point shots, in game 2 the Cavs made 21 3-point shots. The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history (regular season or playoffs) to make 20 3-pointers in consecutive games. Damian Lilliard continues to try to carry the Trail Blazers in their quest to defeat the Warriors without MVP Stephen Curry. The Series is 0-3 in favor of Golden State.
Vintage Tony Parker came out in Game 3 against the Oklahoma Thunder for the 100-96 win. The 14-year veteran scored 19 points (13 in the first three quarters), in addition to dishing five assists and pulling down five rebounds. Parker moved past Karl Malone to No. 5 in NBA history for the most postseason games with 10 points or more (184), joining a list that includes teammate Tim Duncan (231), Kareem Abdul-Jabaar(223), Shaquille O’Neal (206) and Kobe Bryant (204). Meanwhile, Leonard poured in a game-high 31 points to go with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and a blocked shot, in addition to knocking down a pair of late free throws to seal the victory. Aldridge contributed 24 points and eight rebounds.