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Warriors 'Back to Square One' With Ailing Curry

For Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, it was a case of "back to square one" after reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry returned from an ankle injury on Sunday only to suffer a fluke knee strain.

Curry Injured Again as Warriors Rout Rockets 121-94

The Golden State Warriors overcame the absence of guard Stephen Curry in the second half to rout the Houston Rockets 121-94 in Game Four of their Western Conference first-round playoff series on Sunday.

Curry Out in Second Half With Sprained Right Knee

Golden State's Stephen Curry sprained his right knee on the final play of the first half Sunday and won't return in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.

Golden State Guard Curry Misses Second Half With Knee Strain

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry slipped on a wet spot late in the first half and limped to the locker room at halftime of Game Four against the Houston Rockets.

NBA Fines Westbrook, Durant for Game 4 Violations

The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series.

Spurs Rout Grizzlies 116-95, Sweep Their Way to Semifinals

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Memphis Grizzlies 116-95 on Sunday, sweeping the best-of-seven series and advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.

Spurs Beat Grizzlies 116-95 in Game Four to Sweep Series

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double as the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 116-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday to sweep their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

Spurs, Cavs Look to Sweep; Celtics, Rockets Try to Get Even

The San Antonio Spurs know finishing off a playoff series is challenging. Being a win away from sweeping an opponent is even harder.

Trail Blazers Get Back Into Series With Game 3 Win

Guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 59 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 Saturday night at the Moda Center.

Lillard Has 32 and Blazers Beat Clippers 96-88 in Game 3

Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers found their offense at home, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 on Saturday night to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series.

Thunder Beat Mavericks 119-108 for 3-1 Lead in Testy Series

Kevin Durant got ejected, Russell Westbrook was part of a shouting match in front of his bench and Serge Ibaka drew a technical for throwing an elbow in the final seconds with the outcome already decided.

Thunder Close In on Semi-Final Spot

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a step away from the Western Conference semi-finals.

N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Rout the Raptors and Even Their Series

Host Indiana led by as many as 25 points in the first half and never allowed Toronto to get closer than 11 in the second, tying their first-round playoff series at two games each.

Hornets Break Through While Cooling Off Heat

After dismal performances in two opening losses, the Charlotte Hornets knew they needed to regroup quickly in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat.

Frenchman Mahinmi Has Career Game for Pacers

Frenchman Ian Mahinmi has spent most of his NBA career in the shadows, relatively speaking, but on Saturday he enjoyed a turn in the spotlight.

Hornets Snap 14-Year Playoff Drought, Beat Heat 96-80

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points, Kemba Walker had 17 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat 96-80 on Saturday night to snap a 12-game playoff losing streak and earn their first postseason victory in 14 years.

Pacers Beat Raptors 100-83 in Game 4 to Even Series

The Indiana Pacers changed lineups, moved the ball and forced turnovers.

Pacers Beat Raptors in Game Four to Even Series at 2-2

The Indiana Pacers never trailed en route to a 100-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday that evened their Eastern Conference series at 2-2.

Keeping Score: Stephen Curry’s Injury Evokes Memories of John Havlicek and ’72-’73 Celtics

The experiences of that Celtics team, which won 68 games but came up short after Havlicek was hurt, suggest that the Warriors may have something to worry about even when Curry returns.

Warriors' Curry Expected to Return for Game Four

The Golden State Warriors were given a welcome boost on Saturday when coach Steve Kerr said that reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry was expected to play in Sunday's Game Four against the Houston Rockets.

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