UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry poured in 37 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series by slamming Portland, 128-103. Toronto leads its opening-round series 3-2 after Norm Powell poured in a career playoff-high 25 points in the Raptors' 118-93 rout of Milwaukee. Dwight Howard's 16 points and 15 rebounds led Atlanta's 111-101 decision over Washington, tying the series at two games apiece.
NBA PLAYOFFS Atlanta's Hawks look to tie up Washington in playoff series ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks will try to tie their playoff series with the Washington Wizards tonight. The Wizards have taken a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series in the quarterfinal competition. Also, the Golden State Warriors want to complete a sweep of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers tonight in Portland.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Johnson said Monday in a release that his decision followed a talk with coach Rick Pitino. Johnson added that it was important to help his family and promised to "work incredibly hard to give it my best shot. I'll be rooting for the Ville next year.