Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder added 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.
Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory.
SALT LAKE CITY – Blake Griffin just can't seem to escape injury issues in the playoffs, this time going down with a bruised right big toe during the Clippers' stirring 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs Friday night.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin won't make it through the NBA postseason for the second straight year after it was announced Saturday that the power forward suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe and will not return.
DeMarcus Cousins, who has been with the Sacramento Kings seven years since he was 19, talks with reporters in Sacramento before leaving for New Orleans. The Kings confirmed Monday the trade of Cousins and forward Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway and a first- and second-round pick in the 2017 draft.
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