Stephen Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Los Angeles 118-97 on Sunday to even a first-round series that has been pulled into a race-related scandal involving the Clippers’ owner.
Washington took a 2-0 lead over Chicago in their NBA first-round playoff series with a topsy-turvy 101-99 overtime win on Tuesday, while Toronto and Indiana both posted the victories they needed to square their respective series.
Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was held out of Miami’s home game on Sunday against Chicago with a broken nose he suffered against Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson won a disputed split decision over Josh Thomson in a lightweight fight at Ultimate Fighting Championship Chicago on Saturday night.
Indiana’s heavy offseason investment in squad development paid off Wednesday when Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson combined for all 12 points in a decisive fourth-quarter run, sending the still unbeaten Pacers past division rival Chicago 97-80 and to its best start since 1971-72.