Spurs defeat Lakers, 102-91, to take 2-0 series lead

Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102-91, at San Antonio Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each, Manu Ginobili added 13 points, and Matt Bonner had 10 for San Antonio.

Dwight Howard and Steve Blake had 16 points each to lead Los Angeles. Metta World Peace and Pau Gasol added 13 points each, but no other player had more than 9 as the Lakers shot 45 percent from the field.

Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

The Spurs shot 51 percent from the field after shooting 38 percent in Game 1. San Antonio was 7 for 14 on 3-pointers, including 5 for 7 in the first half.


Thunder 105, Rockets 102 — Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and host Oklahoma City recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat Houston to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.

Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn’t relinquish the lead after that.

James Harden scored 36 points and spearheaded a 21-2 comeback that wiped away the big deficit and put the Rockets up, 95-91. But the top-seeded Thunder were able to respond. and protect the home-court advantage they’d spent all season earning.

Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin had to come out of the game at the start of the third quarter because of a muscle contusion in his chest. Lin was wincing as a trainer worked on his right shoulder near halfcourt during halftime.

Pacers 113, Hawks 98 — Paul George followed his triple-double with a playoff career-high 27 points to lead Indiana to a 2-0 series lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series.

The Pacers have won four straight home games over Atlanta. It’s the first time Indiana has held a 2-0 series lead since the 2004. Eastern Conference semifinals.

George was 11 of 21 from the field, had 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals and again played well defensively.



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