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Cavs even series behind James, Korver

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years.

On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver's 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign.

The two combined for all of Cleveland's points in a late 10-2 run, helping the Cavaliers to a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers to even the series at 2. James drew boos from the crowd after flipping the ball up the court to run out the clock.

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Wall takes over late, Wizards tie series

WASHINGTON (AP) When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.

He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.

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Giannis tip-in evens series with Celtics

MILWAUKEE (AP) After losing a 20-point lead to the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks were determined not to lose another playoff game.

Leave it to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up with a big play in the final seconds on Sunday.

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Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs stay alive

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.

Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs' season.

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Bogut to join Sydney in Aussie League

SYDNEY (AP) NBA veteran Andrew Bogut is set to join the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League.

The Sydney club issued a brief statement Monday saying it had submitted paperwork to the NBL for Bogut's recruitment. The Kings said they'd make no further comment "but will provide an update in due course."

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Blazers' season ends in disappointment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Another late-season surge, another first-round exit.

The Portland Trail Blazers head into the offseason with plenty of questions, with speculation that big changes could be ahead. Minutes after the Blazers were swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in the opening round, Blazers coach Terry Stotts was already addressing how Portland gets better going forward.

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Curry to take part in modified practices

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.

The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team's medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left MCL sprain that has sidelined him since March 23.

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Davis scores 47, Pelicans sweep Blazers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis sat on the court, a scowl on his face and his biceps flexed on each side of his head.

The Pelicans All-Star had just converted a layup as he fell to the court after a hard foul. His strength-projecting celebration afterward was that of a franchise player determined to lay the foundation of his playoff legacy with a dominant performance in the clutch.

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Rubio's 26-11-10 put Jazz up 2-1 on OKC

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Ricky Rubio waited seven years for a night like this.

Rubio, who never reached the playoffs in his first six seasons with Minnesota, had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years to help lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

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Simmons has triple-double, 76ers up 3-1

MIAMI (AP) Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid certainly aren't acting like playoff first-timers, and JJ Redick provided the veteran leadership that Philadelphia so desperately needed.

The 76ers might very well be the NBA's team of the future.

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