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Warriors beat Raptors but lose Durant again…Parker ends NBA career…Ortiz back in Boston

TORONTO (AP) – Stephen Curry poured in 31 points and Klay Thompson added 26 as the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors, 106-105 to force a Game 6 in the NBA Finals. The Raptors led by six with about three minutes remaining until Curry and Thompson combined to hit three straight 3-pointers. Kevin Durant returned to the lineup after missing nine games with a strained calf, but his season is clearly over after he injured his right Achilles in the second quarter.

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Tony Parker is retiring after 18 NBA seasons, the first 17 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Parker started 1,151 regular season games and averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. He also played in 226 playoffs games, averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game. He was selected to six All-Star Games and named second-team All-NBA three times.

BOSTON (AP) – David Ortiz has been flown to Boston as the former Red Sox slugger continues his recovery after being shot by an attacker outside a bar in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. Before departure, an Ortiz spokesman said the 43-year-old athlete was in stable condition after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. He said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in the shooting.

 

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) – Joey Logano has earned his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, fending off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime at Michigan International Speedway. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex and Busch with five laps remaining before Erik Jones went into the grass, prompting a caution flag that forced overtime. It was a dominant visit to Michigan for Logano, who won the pole in qualifying and then led a track-record 163 laps in the race.

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