• Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) celebrates his team's victory over the Indiana Pacers with teammates Bismack Biyombo, left, and Kyle Lowry (7) after Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Blazers, Hornets can cap comebacks, Raptors also can advance

    Last time they came home, Portland and Charlotte were still just trying to win a game.

  • Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) celebrates his team's victory over the Indiana Pacers with teammates Bismack Biyombo, left, and Kyle Lowry (7) after Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Blazers, Hornets can cap comebacks, Raptors also can advance

    Last time they came home, Portland and Charlotte were still just trying to win a game.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is helped up after being injured on the final play during the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) is being helped up by Trevor Ariza (1), at right. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Warriors look to advance, Clippers, Heat aim for home wins

    MIAMI (AP) — There’s been the unexpected, like Golden State’s Stephen Curry going down with a knee injury. Then came a double whammy for the Clippers, with Chris Paul out with a broken hand and Blake Griffin’s season ending because of a nagging leg injury.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is helped up after being injured on the final play during the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) is being helped up by Trevor Ariza (1), at right. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Warriors look to advance, Clippers, Heat aim for home wins

    MIAMI (AP) — There’s been the unexpected, like Golden State’s Stephen Curry going down with a knee injury. Then came a double whammy for the Clippers, with Chris Paul out with a broken hand and Blake Griffin’s season ending because of a nagging leg injury.

  • In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) starts to leave the court after he was ejected during the fourth quarter in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Face of fracas? Durant says testy playoffs just part of game

    DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant suddenly, and reluctantly, found himself at the center of a conversation over whether Oklahoma City’s rough-and-tumble series with Dallas was out of control.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Thunder look to advance; Hornets, Blazers try to even series

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the ebb and flow to the NBA playoffs, momentum can quickly shift.

  • In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Heather Retberg feeds chickens at the Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine. The farm represents a way of life she said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Legal defeat only emboldens ‘food sovereignty’ soldiers

    PENOBSCOT, Maine (AP) — Heather and Phil Retberg’s Quill’s End Farm is idyllic to the point of New England cliche. Dairy cows, milked by hand, share space with goats and ducks near a wooden barn that overlooks a rolling green field and the summit of nearby Blue Hill.