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Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) celebrates with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) after defeating the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Tuesday, April 21, 2015,  in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

Three points: Things to ponder after Game 2

- The Washington Times

The Wizards left the booming city of Toronto with a firm grip on their best-of-seven series with the Raptors. When a visiting team goes up 2-0, it wins a best-of-seven series 89.7 percent of the time.

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Warriors won 109-98 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Warriors confident after sweep of Pelicans

- Associated Press

Golden State coach Steve Kerr dead-panned that he'd be relaxing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas while waiting to find out who would be the Warriors' second-round playoff opponent.

Curry leads Warriors to 109-98 win and sweep of the Pelicans

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry had 39 points, eight rebounds and nine assists and Golden State cruised to 109-98 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series.

UNC coach's recovery from leukemia incudes blueberry patch

- Associated Press

Less than two days before her six-month bone marrow biopsy check-up at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Sylvia Hatchell - the winningest active coach in women's college basketball - was in her blueberry patch in Fairview.