Durant has 38, Warriors roll to 2-1 lead

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LOS ANGELES (AP) He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it.

Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

"He came out super-aggressive, in kill mode," teammate Draymond Green said of Durant. "That was all the difference for us. We took control of the game right there in the first quarter and never lost control of it."

Simmons has 31, 76ers win without Embiid

NEW YORK (AP) Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play.

Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. (MORE)

White scores 36, Spurs up 2-1 on Nuggets

SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.

It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before. (MORE)

UNC coach Hatchell resigns after review

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

That tenure ended with her resignation after a program review found concerns over "racially insensitive" comments and pressuring players to compete through medical issues. (MORE)

Blues stun Jets with rally for 3-2 lead

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets.

Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. (MORE)

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