Curry finds shot, has 35 in 41-point win

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house.

Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless.

Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past him as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Expansion Knights advance to Cup Final

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final - with a chip on their shoulder.

"Everybody on this team has something to prove," Ryan Reaves said. "We call ourselves `The Golden Misfits' for a reason. We're doing a good job of proving everybody wrong." (MORE)

Braves stun Marlins with 6-run 9th

ATLANTA (AP) Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around.

"Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning." (MORE)

Martinez hits 2 HRs as Red Sox blank O's

BOSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez took plenty of ribbing in the dugout after slicing a short home run inside the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park.

A few innings later, he showed his teammates some serious power. (MORE)

Ohtani fans 9 as Angels snap skid at 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season.

The Angels already knew Ohtani had a prodigious talent. He also showed a wealth of tenacity while beating the Tampa Bay Rays. (MORE)

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