Warriors wallop Grizzlies in semis opener

Stephen Curry burnished his NBA Most Valuable Player credentials by scoring 22 points and adding seven assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 101-86 win over the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday.

In the East, Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points as Washington knocked off top-seeded Atlanta 104-98 in Game 1 of their series.