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  • Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled…

  • NBA Playoff Capsules

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay…

  • Wiser LA Clippers prepared for 1st-round showdown with Spurs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have faced almost every postseason obstacle imaginable during their 18-year run of steady success. They’ve never had their team owner banned from the NBA for life in…

  • Pelicans-Warriors, Box

    NEW ORLEANS (99) Pondexter 7-14 3-4 20, Davis 13-23 9-10 35, Asik 0-1 2-4 2, Evans 0-2 1-2 1, Gordon 5-14 2-2 16, Jr.Holiday 2-7 0-0 5, Cole 3-10 2-2 8, Anderson 1-6 0-0 3,…

  • Pelicans-Warriors, Box

    NEW ORLEANS (99) Pondexter 7-14 3-4 20, Davis 13-23 9-10 35, Asik 0-1 2-4 2, Evans 0-2 1-2 1, Gordon 5-14 2-2 16, Jr.Holiday 2-7 0-0 5, Cole 3-10 2-2 8, Anderson 1-6 0-0 3,…

  • Hawks know from experience that 8 seeds can be troublesome

    ATLANTA (AP) — There’s nothing to indicate the Atlanta Hawks will have any trouble with the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded Hawks won all four regular-season meetings by…

  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    TORONTO (AP) — Paul Pierce beat the Raptors with a veteran mix of brains and baskets. Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at New York -185 Miami +175 at Washington -250 Philadelphia +220 at Pittsburgh -155 Milwaukee +145 at Chicago -130 San Diego +120 at San Francisco -135 Arizona +125 at Los Angeles…

  • Suns’ Brandon Knight has arthroscopic surgery on left ankle

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Suns said Saturday that Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the surgery Friday in Los Angeles. Acquired from Milwaukee on…

  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    TORONTO (AP) — Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of…

  • Wizards-Raptors, Box

    WASHINGTON (93) Pierce 7-10 2-2 20, Nene 6-13 0-2 12, Gortat 3-6 2-2 8, Wall 5-18 0-0 10, Beal 6-23 3-5 16, Gooden 3-10 0-0 6, Seraphin 5-10 0-0 10, Sessions 2-4 1-2 6, Porter…

  • Wizards-Raptors, Box

    WASHINGTON (93) Pierce 7-10 2-2 20, Nene 6-13 0-2 12, Gortat 3-6 2-2 8, Wall 5-18 0-0 10, Beal 6-23 3-5 16, Gooden 3-10 0-0 6, Seraphin 5-10 0-0 10, Sessions 2-4 1-2 6, Porter…

  • Grizzlies ready for postseason and Trail Blazers

    The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are…

  • LeBron returns to playoffs with Cavs; Celtics up first

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he’d quit on the Cavaliers. On Sunday,…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Four openers on tap UNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s second season gets under way today with four first-round playoff games. These are all best-of-seven series: In Toronto, the fourth-seeded Raptors have the homecourt…