OAKLAND (AP) - As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the crowd and coached from the bench when he could do little else, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors' supporting cast proved they can win on the playoff stage without their NBA MVP.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 31 points in his first playoff game since being injured last year in the NBA Finals and Kevin Love added 28, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
After grabbing the lead following his final pit stop of the day Frenchman Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske PPG Automotive Refinish #22) held off New Zealand's Scott Dixon (Target Ganassi Racing #9) over the final 24 laps to earn the victory in Sunday's 42nd running of the Verizon IndyCar series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Samardzija learned the hard way last season that the grass wasn't necessarily greener on the south side of Chicago than it was during his six-plus seasons on the north side - not by a long shot.