Washington, Golden State win series openers; Stephen Curry reportedly is league MVP

Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten this postseason, knocking off top-seeded Atlanta 104-98 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Atlanta Hawks oust Brooklyn Nets in 6 games

The Atlanta Hawks beat host Brooklyn 111-87 to win their East first-round series 4-2. Top-seeded Atlanta advanced to play the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards in the conference semifinals.

Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. "We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City," team chairman Clayton Bennett said. "He is the perfect fit for our organization and for our community, and...

Memphis ousts Portland in 5 games

Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday night.

Partners emerge on proposed Tukwila arena project

Documents show biodiesel leader Yale Wong among those with controlling interests in land Ray Bartoszek wants to use for portions of arena project. Bill Russell approached NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the All-Star Game to keep him apprised of Tukwila efforts.