PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night to sweep their first-round playoff series. The Warriors advanced to the conference semifinals.
UNDATED (AP) — Golden State’s Kevin Durant played in Monday night’s game after missing the past two games because of a strained left calf. Durant injured his calf in the third quarter of Game 1. He had 32 points and 10 rebounds in Golden State’s 121-109 victory, but said his calf tightened up on him afterward.
UNDATED (AP) — The Zags are losing AP second-team All-American Nigel Williams-Goss and 7-foot freshman Zach Collins as both players have declared and plan to hire an agent after the team’s run to the NCAA title game. Throw in the losses of seniors Przemek Karnowski and Jordan Mathews, and Gonzaga sure could use Williams next season.
UNDATED (AP) — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Monday that a trade involving star cornerback Richard Sherman is unlikely and that any offer at this point would have to go beyond anything the team has heard so far. Schneider is not closing the door on a deal involving Sherman but sounded pessimistic something will happen. Schneider said the team has mostly moved past the conversations regarding Sherman.
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