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Marreese Speights Has Strained Calf, Will Miss Game 4

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) -- Golden State Warriors center Marreese Speights is out at least one week after an MRI revealed a right calf strain.

The Warriors announced Sunday that Speights has been ruled out for Monday night's Game 4 and he will be re-evaluated in a week.

The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of Golden State's 99-89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Saturday night's Game 3.

After scoring six straight points early in the fourth quarter, Speights limped to the bench rubbing the back of his lower right leg.

Speights averaged 10.4 points in 19.5 minutes per game this season.

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Randolph Leads Memphis Over Golden State, 99-89

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph scored a team-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Memphis defeated the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night 99-89 to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

Center Marc Gasol contributed 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies while guards Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 11 points.

Memphis outscored Golden State in the second quarter 32-19 to take a 55-39 lead. It was the second straight game the Grizzlies held the Warriors to under 40 points in the first half.

Guard Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors with 23 points.

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Conley Leads Grizzlies Past Warriors to Even Series

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, tying the Western Conference semifinals at 1.

Wearing a clear mask to protect his swollen face and red left eye, Conley made his first four shots to get the Grizzlies started, and his teammates did the rest on defense.

Zach Randolph had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Marc Gasol and Courtney Lee scored 15 points each to help Memphis end Golden State's 21-game home-winning streak. The Warriors dropped to 42-3 on the season at Oracle Arena, losing for the first time at home in more than three months.

Game 3 will be on Saturday in Memphis.

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Report: Steph Curry to Be Named MVP

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(OAKLAND) -- In an unbelievable breakout season, Steph Curry has earned the league MVP honors.

The field of candidates was filled with worthy names that included James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Although CSN Bay Area was the first to report the story, the NBA is expected to make an announcement of the award Monday.

Curry averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game. He also reached career highs in 286 three pointers made and 163 steals.

While Curry's offense has grabbed most of the attention, it was his improvements on defense that his teammates noticed.

"He has become a much smarter defender," teammate Draymond Green told Sam Amick of USA Today. "He gets a lot more deflections. He pressures the ball a lot more than he ever has. He comes up with steals, and they're not just playing-the-passing-lane steals. It's getting a deflection, it's taking the big, it's all those things. He's just been phenomenal, man."

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Warriors GM Bob Myers Wins Exec. of the Year

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers was voted the NBA's executive of the year on Friday.

Myers received 13 first-place votes and 82 total points and saw his team win 67 wins and lock up the best record in the league this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin finished in second with eight first-place votes.

Myers hired head coach Steve Kerr, who has paid off in a big way.

Golden State hosts Memphis in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 4/25/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (12-6) - Cleveland Indians 1 (6-10)

New York Mets 8 (14-4) - New York Yankees 2 (10-8)

Miami Marlins 8 (7-11) - Washington Nationals 0 (7-11)

Houston Astros 9 (10-7) - Oakland Athletics 3 (8-11) 

Kansas City Royals - Chicago White Sox - Postponed 

Chicago Cubs - Cincinnati Reds - Postponed

Atlanta Braves 5 (9-8) - Philadelphia Phillies 2 (6-12)

Baltimore Orioles 5 (8-10) - Boston Red Sox 4 (10-8)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (10-8) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (9-9)

Minnesota Twins 8 (7-10) - Seattle Mariners 5 (7-10)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (9-9) - Texas Rangers 1 (6-11)

Los Angeles Dodgers 11 (11-6) - San Diego Padres 8 (10-9)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (10-8) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (8-9)

San Francisco Giants 5 (8-11) - Colorado Rockies 4 (10-8) F/11

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (12-4) - Milwaukee Brewers 3 (3-15)

NBA Playoffs: First Round: Brooklyn Nets 91 - Atlanta Hawks 83 (Hawks lead series, 2-1)

Milwaukee Bucks 92 - Chicago Bulls 90 (Bulls lead series, 3-1)

Golden State Warriors 109 - New Orleans Pelicans 98 (Warriors win series, 4-0)

Memphis Grizzlies 115 - Portland Trail Blazers 109 (Grizzlies lead series, 3-0)

NHL Playoffs: First Round: New York Islanders 3 - Washington Capitals 1 (Series tied 3-3)

Detroit Red Wings 4 - Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (Red Wings lead series 3-2)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Nashville Predators 3 (Blackhawks win series 4-2)

Calgary Flames 7 - Vancouver Canucks 4 (Flames win series, 4-2)

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Curry Scores 34 to Lead Warriors to Game 1 Victory

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Stephen Curry scored 34 to help the Golden State Warriors ground the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99, in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday.

The top seeded Warriors led by 25 late in the third quarter, but the Pelicans stormed back, cutting the deficit to four with nine seconds remaining before Golden State iced the game at the free throw line.

"It's good for us to have to deal with the feeling in the building (Oracle Arena), especially as a favorite, when a team starts to come back," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "You have to feel that. That's all part of it."

Anthony Davis had 35 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in what was the first playoff game of his career.

"I think the whole team was nervous," Davis said. "This is our first time as a unit in the playoffs, and our pace was good. We were moving fast, but our minds were moving fast as well."

Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans left the game in the first half with a knee injury. Evans is set to have an MRI, and his status for the rest of the series is not known.

Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Draymond Green added 15 along with 12 boards, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in the win.

The two teams will take to the court again Monday, in Oakland. Game 2 is set to tip-off at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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Vegas Picks Cavs as Favorites to Win NBA Title

National Basketball Association(LAS VEGAS) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers may be the two-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but that's not stopping Vegas from making them the favorite to win the NBA title.

The Westgate SuperBook put out their opening lines after Wednesday night's games were done. The Cavaliers were the favorites at 9-4 with the top-seed in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors, coming in at 5-2.

The reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs have the third best odds at 4-1.

The Cavaliers came in at 60-1 last June, but when LeBron James returned, the Cavaliers almost instantly became the favorites.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets which hold the sixth, seventh, and eighth seeds in the Eastern Conference respectively, all come in at 200-1 -- the worst odds to win the title.

The New Orleans Pelicans, who hold the eighth seed in the Western Conference, are slated at 100-1.

Despite being the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks have the fourth-best odds to win at 12-1.

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Stephen Curry Makes 77 Straight 3s in Practice and 94 of 100 Total

NBA via Golden State Warriors(OAKLAND) -- As the NBA regular season draws to a close, Stephen Curry might be just finding his best shooting stroke.

The Golden State Warriors guard and owner of the NBA single-season 3-point record connected on 77 straight 3s in Tuesday's practice.

Curry rotated around the perimeter, taking 10 shots from several spots.

Curry told ESPN the 77 straight 3s is the most he's ever made in a row. Out of 100 shots taken during the session, he made 94.

Teammate Klay Thompson, who is second in the NBA with 234 made 3s, told ESPN he couldn't believe Curry had made 77 straight, and that his own record streak is 36.

Curry, a leading candidate for league MVP, has broken his own record for 3-pointers made in a season. With only Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets remaining, Curry has 284 3s - 3.6 per game - for the season.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 3/28/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Boston Bruins 4 (37-25-13, 87 pts) - New York Rangers 2 (47-20-7, 101 pts)

Detroit Red Wings 4 (40-22-12, 92 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (46-23-7, 99 pts)

Nashville Predators 4 (47-21-8, 102 pts) - Washington Capitals 3 (40-25-10, 90 pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (41-23-11, 93 pts) - Arizona Coyotes 2 (23-45-8, 54 pts)

San Jose Sharks 3 (37-30-8, 82 pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 2 (30-29-17, 77 pts)(F/SO)

Anahiem Ducks 3 (48-22-7, 103 pts) - New York Islanders 2 (44-27-5, 93 pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 3 (28-36-10, 66 pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (31-32-12, 74 pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (28-42-6, 62 pts) - Ottawa Sentators 3 (37-25-12, 86 pts) (F/OT)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (47-21-8, 102 pts) - Florida Panthers 2 (34-26-15, 83 pts) (F/OT)

Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (36-35-4, 76 pts) - St. Louis Blues 2 (46-22-7, 99 pts)

Minnesota Wild 4 (44-25-7, 95 pts) - Los Angeles Kings 1 (37-24-14, 88 pts)

Colorado Avalanche 5 (34-28-12, 80 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (20-46-8, 48 pts)

Dallas Stars 4 (37-29-10, 84pts) - Vancouver Canucks 3 (43-27-5, 91pts) (F/OT)

NCAAM: (1) Wisconsin 85 - (2) Arizona 78

(1) Kentucky 68 - (3) Notre Dame 66

NBA: Charlotte Hornets 115 (31-41)- Atlanta Hawks 100 (55-18)

Chicago Bulls 111 (45-29) - New York Knicks 80 (14-60)

Golden State Warriors 108 (60-13) - Milwaukee Bucks 95 (36-37)

Utah Jazz 94 (32-41) - Oklahoma City Thunder 89 (41-32)

Portland Trail Blazers 120 (47-25) - Denver Nuggets 114 (28-46)

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