LOS ANGELES (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 today in their playoff opener. Stephen Curry added 14 points for the Warriors. Paul led the Clippers with 28 points, and J.J. Redick added 22 points in 30 minutes.
DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 yesterday. Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn't beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez. Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss. The Kings lost 6-3 to San Jose and learned a lesson they need to take into Game 2 tomorrow night.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory. Alter, who died in March at age 80, revolutionized surfing by developing the foam surfboard that was lightweight and maneuverable. During the Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony, surfers splashed water to the sky. The Orange County Harbor Patrol boat sprayed water, creating a rainbow.
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