Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a comfortable win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Stephen Curry's shooting showcase helps Warriors top Trail Blazers

The Golden State Warriors made a hot start in the Western Conference finals, thrashing the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Golden State secured a 116-94 victory against Portland behind a tremendous performance from Stephen Curry.

He showcased his full arsenal in the contest, including some impressive dribbling and touch at the rim.

Curry exploded for a game-high 36 points on nine made three-pointers while Klay Thompson contributed 26 points.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were relatively cold in Game 1, but Moe Harkless elevated his play to help Portland by pouring in 17 points on seven-of-12 shooting.

The Warriors, who now hold a 1-0 lead, will host the Trail Blazers in Game 2 on Thursday.

Sparks fly as 76ers beat Cavs

Sparks fly in final seconds of 76ers' win over Cavaliers

The Philadelphia 76ers impressed in a surprise victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.

James sends praise to Simmons

LeBron James sends praise to Sixers stars Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James heaped praise on Philadelphia 76ers duo Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid following Thursday's clash.

Curry leaves game due to injury

Stephen Curry leaves game after tweaking ankle

Stephen Curry was defending a drive to the basket when he jumped and came down on Golden State Warriors team-mate Zaza Pachulia's foot.

Rockets extend win streak to 15

Rockets extend win streak to 15 games

The Houston Rockets extended their winning streak in the NBA, beating the Boston Celtics.

PAOK, Monaco victorious in BCL

Monaco and PAOK make winning start to play-offs

The Basketball Champions League returned on Tuesday as Monaco and PAOK kicked off the play-offs with victories.