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Hawks beat Wizards...Warriors handle Grizzlies...Brady banished for 4...New charge for Hernandez



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece by beating the Wizards 106-101 in Washington. Al Horford finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Paul Millsap added 19 points, six assists and five boards. Paul Pierce shot 5-for-7 from 3-point range and scored 22 points for the Wizards, but he missed a potential game-tying trey in the closing seconds.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry scored 21 of his 33 points while the Golden State Warriors built a 61-44 halftime lead in a convincing 101-84 triumph over the Grizzlies in Memphis. The league MVP shot 11-for-22 from the field, including 4-for-9 from beyond the arc to help the Warriors even the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Draymond Green had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, while Klay Thompson delivered 15 points.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has slapped Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady with a four-game suspension and fined the New England Patriots $1 million as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game against Indianapolis. The Pats also lose next year's first-round pick and a fourth-rounder in 2017. Brady's agent says the quarterback will appeal his suspension.

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with witness intimidation, a month after he was convicted of killing Odin Lloyd in 2013. Prosecutors say Hernandez is accused of trying to silence a witness in a 2012 double murder case against him by shooting him in the face and leaving him for dead. He is accused of gunning down two men in Boston after one caused him to spill his drink at a nightclub.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter will rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday after missing a weekend series in Pittsburgh because of dehydration and fatigue. It's not known yet if Carpenter will start the series opener at Cleveland. Carpenter is among the National League leaders with a .333 average and tied for the league lead with 14 doubles.

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