Warriors top foul-prone Clippers 109-105

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

Stephen Curry glanced at the clock and realized there was still plenty of time left to knock off the Los Angeles Clippers.

Klay Thompson scored 22 points, spiking the ball as time expired, and Golden State beat Los Angeles 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday.

Blues top Blackhawks in OT again, up 2-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues.

That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks' bid for a second straight Stanley Cup title. (MORE)

Nets beat Raptors despite 4 of 24 on 3s

TORONTO (AP) The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round series. (MORE)

Nats star Harper pulled for not hustling

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.

That would be his final play in the Washington Nationals' 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. (MORE)

Raptors GM uses profanity in fan address

TORONTO (AP) Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.

Several hundred fans gathered outside the downtown arena for a party and to watch the game on a huge screen above the west entrance. (MORE)

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