Durant has 38, Warriors roll to 2-1 lead

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and went on to shoot 73% from the floor in the first, taking the crowd out of it early.

Durant was perfect, making all five of his field goals and both free throws for 12 points. He and Curry picked up two fouls each, but the Warriors still built a 19-point lead.

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.

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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 resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.

The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (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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