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Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shoots past New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans, left, Quincy Pondexter (20) and Anthony Davis (23) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.

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Hawks know from experience that 8 seeds can be troublesome

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) disrupts the drive of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s nothing to indicate the Atlanta Hawks will have any trouble with the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.

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Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

Washington Wizards' Nene Hilario gathers up a loose ball against the Tornto Raptos during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) — Paul Pierce beat the Raptors with a veteran mix of brains and baskets.

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Raptors GM uses expletive before playoff opener with Wizards

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener.

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Grizzlies ready for postseason and Trail Blazers

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) high-fives teammates Zach Randolph (50) and Vince Carter (15) after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are heading into playoffs.

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