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.
Terrence Ross scored 24 points to lead the short-handed Toronto Raptors 102-94 over the Indiana Pacers in the NBA on Friday.
World No. 1 Serena Williams eased into the next round in straight sets while stomach problems sent Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli crashing out of the WTA Rogers Cup on Thursday.
Serena Williams, who captured the Rogers Cup in 2001 and 2011, easily won her opening match this year by beating former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone in straight sets Wednesday.
Chinese star Li Na and Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli won their Toronto openers in straight sets on Wednesday.
Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens shook off a slow start to beat Venus Williams 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday at the Rogers Cup, spoiling the seven-time Grand Slam champion’s return from injury.
World number one Serena Williams is eager to test herself against the world’s best, including Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, at the WTA Tour’s Rogers Cup that starts on Monday.
Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka withdrew on Sunday from the WTA hardcourt tournament in Toronto with a lower back injury, shortly after losing a final in California.
By Ian Harrison
The last time they played Portland, the Toronto Raptors were at their worst. On Wednesday night, they showed just how much they’ve turned things around.