Clippers protest before losing to Warriors...Raptors, Wizards, Blazers win...Hawks, Ducks advance

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Associated Press

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 11:34 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest in response to a recording purported to be team owner Donald Sterling making racial comments. Players huddled together at center court and tossed their warm-ups to the floor and went through their pregame routine with their red Clippers' shirts on inside-out to hide the team's logo. The NBA and the Clippers are investigating the audio, including whether the male voice on the recording is in fact Sterling's.

UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors have evened their respective NBA first-round series at two games apiece by winning on Sunday. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry hit five of his career playoff-high seven 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 33 points as the Warriors hammered the Los Angeles Clippers 118-97. DeMar DeRozan dropped in 24 points and Kyle Lowry added 22 as the Raptors knocked off the Nets 87-79 in Brooklyn.

UNDATED (AP) — Trevor Ariza (ah-REE'-zuh) had a career playoff-high 30 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 98-89 to take a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA first-round series. Portland also has a 3-1 series lead after LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points and had 10 assists in the Trail Blazers' 123-120 overtime triumph over Houston. The home teams are a combined 2-6 in the two series.

UNDATED (AP) — Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks thumped St. Louis 5-1 to win the NHL first-round series in six games. Anaheim also closed out its opening-round series in six games as Nick Bonino's second goal of the game gave the Ducks a 5-4 overtime win at Dallas. Brad Richards and Dominic Moore scored second-period goals to put the Rangers ahead 3-1 in a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia, putting the Blueshirts ahead 3-2 in the series.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at Barber Motorsports Park when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution. A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after rookie Mikhail Aleshin lost control and went off the track. That left Hunter-Reay unchallenged, with Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti finishing second.

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