The Phillies were looking to bounce back after their embarrassing 14-2 loss to the Marlins on Sunday when they faced off against the Giants last night. Cliff Lee finally got some run support. Lee allowed two run on five hits while striking out six batters in eight innings. The Phillies loaded the bases against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner in the first inning but couldn't break through. In the second inning they cashed in on Michael Young's two-run double that would have cleared the bases if Chase Utley didn't fall rounding second base. Dom Brown hit a blast to right field that splash landed in McCovey Cove. The Phillies went on to win 6-2. More here.
The Golden State Warriors had not won in San Antonio since February 14, 1997 and opened their second round series against the Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Warriors led by four at halftime and led by 12 after three quarters. Golden State was cruising through three quarters as Steph Curry took control of the game with his 32 points up until that point. Golden State had a 16 point lead with four minutes to go when the Spurs closed the game on an 18-2 run to force overtime. After being tied after one overtime, the Warriors held a 127-126 lead with less than five seconds remaining when Manu Ginobili hit the game winning 3-point shot with 1.2 seconds remaining to give the Spurs the Game 1 victory. More here.
The New York Rangers were looking to avoid falling behind 3-0 in their series with the Washington Capitals. The Rangers led 2-1 in the second period when Mike Green beat Henrik Lundqvist over his should to tie the game at 2. Former Flyer, Islander, and Penguin Arron Asham beat Braden Holtby early in the third on a beautiful pass to put the Rangers up 3-2. Jay Beagle would tie the game just over four minutes later. The Rangers would strike again when Derek Stepan redirected Rick Nash's pass past Holtby to give New York the 4-3 lead and eventually the win in Game 3. More here.