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Cavaliers Sweep Celtics, Love Hurts Shoulder

Cavaliers Sweep Celtics, Love Hurts ShoulderMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business and swept the Boston Celtics out of the first round of the playoffs on Sunday 101-93. Kevin Love left in the first quarter after suffering a dislocated shoulder and did not return and is questionable moving forward in the playoffs. "That's just not a basketball play," Love said of the way Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk tangled up his right arm with Love's left.  "I expect it to be physical, but when it has to go to that length it's just not the way it's supposed to be, that's not how you play basketball." LeBron James scored 27 and Kyrie Irving added 24 in the sweep. "It didn't look like a basketball play," James said of the Love injury.  "I've seen a lot of tie-ups in my day and that tie-up was a little different." "You want to play the game of basketball the right way, but you never want it to get out of hand when you have injuries," James continued.   Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas had 21 in the loss and Avery Bradley finished with 16. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bulls Win Behind Rose in Double OT, Lead Series 3-0

Bulls Win Behind Rose in Double OT, Lead Series 3-0NBA via Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Derrick Rose scored 34 points and Jimmy Butler added 24 as the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second overtime started in the right direction for Chicago, intercepting a backcourt pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and hitting a layup. It set the tone for an 8-0 run that gave Chicago a 109-101 lead with 2:44 left to finally shake the Bucks. Rose missed a free throw with 4 seconds left in regulation that left the game tied. However, he scored six points in the second overtime, including a layup off an offensive rebound with 2:15 left for a 10-point lead. Antetokounmpo had 25 points and Khris Middleton added 18 for Milwaukee, which went scoreless for more than 6 minutes between the first and second overtimes. The Bulls will go for the sweep on Saturday in Game 4 in Milwaukee. No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mavericks Rule Out Point Guard Rajon Rondo Indefinitely

Mavericks Rule Out Point Guard Rajon Rondo IndefinitelyNBA via Boston Celtics(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Mavericks are ruling out point guard Rajon Rondo indefinitely because of an injury he sustained Tuesday night against the Rockets, according to the team. When asked Wednesday if he expects Rondo to be in a Mavericks uniform next season, head coach Rick Carlisle replied: "No, I don't." Rondo played only 34 seconds in the second half of Dallas' Game 2 loss, and he was benched by Carlisle after picking up two quick fouls while defending James Harden, as well as a technical. The former All-Star logged just under 10 minutes of court time for the whole game. Rondo hurt his back about a week ago, but the point guard thought he could play through it. He did not inform the Mavericks' trainers of the issue until after he was called for a blocking foul on Harden, which made the injury worse.  "He sustained a back injury basically at the 11-minute mark of the first quarter last night," Carlisle said. "He attempted to take a charge on James Harden, hit the ground and from that point going forward probably should not have played any more, but he did. He wasn't able to play his game or play as well as he can play. Today, it's not good, so he is going to seek additional opinions. That's where things are at with him." Carlisle said that Rondo is not expected to be around the team for the rest of the series as he explores additional medical opinions.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Curry Scores 34 to Lead Warriors to Game 1 Victory

Curry Scores 34 to Lead Warriors to Game 1 VictoryChristopher Trotman/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Stephen Curry scored 34 to help the Golden State Warriors ground the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99, in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday.The top seeded Warriors led by 25 late in the third quarter, but the Pelicans stormed back, cutting the deficit to four with nine seconds remaining before Golden State iced the game at the free throw line."It's good for us to have to deal with the feeling in the building (Oracle Arena), especially as a favorite, when a team starts to come back," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "You have to feel that. That's all part of it."Anthony Davis had 35 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in what was the first playoff game of his career."I think the whole team was nervous," Davis said. "This is our first time as a unit in the playoffs, and our pace was good. We were moving fast, but our minds were moving fast as well."Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans left the game in the first half with a knee injury. Evans is set to have an MRI, and his status for the rest of the series is not known.Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Draymond Green added 15 along with 12 boards, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in the win.The two teams will take to the court again Monday, in Oakland. Game 2 is set to tip-off at 10:30 p.m. ET. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/18/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/18/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 93 - Toronto Raptors 86 (Washington Leads Series 1-0) NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - Detroit Red Wings 1 (Series Tied 1-1) St. Louis Blues 4 - Minnestoa Wild 1 (Series Tied 1-1) MLB: Chicago White Sox 12 (4-6) - Detroit Tigers 3 (9-2) Philadelphia Phillies 5 (4-8) - Washington Nationals 3 (5-7) Toronto Blue Jayes 6 (6-6) - Atlanta Braves 5 (7-4) (F/10) Cleveland Indians 4 (4-6) - Minnesota Twins 2 (4-7) St. Louis Cardinals 5 (7-3) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (5-6)     Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pelicans Top Spurs, Nab Final Playoff Spot in the West

Pelicans Top Spurs, Nab Final Playoff Spot in the West Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Pelicans downed the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 Wednesday night to clinch the eighth and final playoff seed in the NBA Western Conference.Anthony Davis had 31 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks to lead New Orleans (45-37) to its first playoff appearance since 2011.The Pelicans stepped on the gas right out of the gate. Tyreke Evans scored nine of his 19 points in the first quarter to give New Orleans a 15-point lead heading into the second quarter.The Pelicans then led by double digits until the fourth quarter, when the Spurs (55-27) outscored New Orleans 32-26. San Antonio made their runs, but every time they got close, New Orleans would come up with a big basket.The Pelicans' win eliminates the Oklahoma City Thunder from playoff contention.The Thunder cruised by the Minnesota Timberwolves 138-113 and finished with the same record as the Pelicans, but New Orleans held the head-to-head tie-breaker.Meanwhile, the Spurs, who had a chance to clinch the two-seed in the Western Conference with a win, fell to the six-seed with the loss. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/15/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/15/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs 104 - Miami Heat 87 (Spurs Win Series, 4-1) World Cup: Group E: Switzerland 2 - Ecuador 1  France 3 - Honduras 0  Group F: Argentina 2 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 5 (41-30) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (35-33)  New York Mets 3 (31-38) - San Diego Padres 1 (29-40)  Miami Marlins 3 (35-33) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (34-35) - 10 Innings Chicago Cubs 3 (28-39) - Philadelphia Phillies 0 (29-38) Detroit Tigers 4 (36-29) - Minnesota Twins 3 (32-35) St. Louis Cardinals 5 (37-32) - Washington Nationals 2 (35-33) Kansas City Royals 6 (36-32) - Chicago White Sox 3 (33-37) Cincinnati Reds 13 (33-35) - Milwaukee Brewers 4 (41-29) Cleveland Indians 3 (35-35) - Boston Red Sox 2 (31-38) - 11 Innings Tampa Bay Rays 4 (27-43) - Houston Astros 3 (32-39) Seattle Mariners 5 (35-34) - Texas Rangers 1 (34-35) Oakland Athletics 10 (42-27) - New York Yankees 5 (35-33) Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (30-42) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (37-34) Colorado Rockies 8 (34-35) - San Francisco Giants 7 (43-27) Atlanta Braves 7 (36-32) - L.A. Angels 3 (37-31) Golf: Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open. NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson won the Michigan 400. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Spurs Stomp Heat, Take 3-1 Finals Lead

Spurs Stomp Heat, Take 3-1 Finals Lead Andy Lyons/Getty Images(MIAMI, Fla.) -- Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds while playing tremendous defense against LeBron James to help San Antonio dominate the Heat in a 107-86 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs now take a 3-1 lead in the series and are one win away from a world championship. "I'm pleased that they performed as well as they did while we've been in Miami, and that's about as far as it goes," said San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. "Now we've got to go back home and play as well or better." For the second straight game, San Antonio dominated, leading by as many as 24 points in the third quarter. The Spurs shot 57.1 percent from the floor as a team, including 9-for-21 from three-point distance. Miami, who had not lost at home this postseason prior to Game 3 on Tuesday, shot just 45 percent in the loss. Despite 28 points from LeBron James, 19 of which came in the third quarter, the Heat were unable to find an answer defensively. Now they must do what no team has ever done, win an NBA Finals after trailing 3 games to 1.  Tim Duncan surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most career playoff minutes (8,869) as well as Magic Johnson's all-time record for double-doubles in the postseason (158). Duncan has helped bring San Antonio all four world titles in franchise history, the most recent of which in 2007. He can add a fifth to his resume on Sunday when the team returns to San Antonio. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Spurs Dominate Heat to Win Game 3 of NBA Finals

Spurs Dominate Heat to Win Game 3 of NBA Finals Andy Lyons/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The San Antonio Spurs hit 19 of their first 21 shots en route to a 111-92 destruction of the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday. The Spurs now lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. The Spurs shooting may have not been as hot after their first 21 shots, but it still was good. San Antonio finished the first half hitting a Finals-record 75.8% of its shots. "I don't think we'll ever shoot 76 percent in a half ever again," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. Kawhi Leonard, who scored 18 points combined in Games 1 and 2, had a career-high 29 points in the win. "I just was able to get into a rhythm tonight," Leonard said to ESPN. "In Game 1 and 2 I got in some foul trouble so I was getting subbed out pretty early. Tonight I got in a rhythm and knocked down shots early." The Spurs also turned Miami over 20 times, which led to 23 points. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each had 22 points in the loss. Game 4 is Thursday night in Miami. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the match-up on ABC.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Dwayne Wade Fined $5K for Game 2 Flop

Dwayne Wade Fined $5K for Game 2 Flop Ron Elkman/Getty Images(MIAMI, Fla.) -- Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade was fined $5,000 on Monday for over-exaggerating a foul in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The league deemed that Wade "flopped" late in the second quarter when fouled by San Antonio's Manu Ginobili. "He took a swipe and he hit me," said Wade before the fine was announced. "It was a late call by the ref, but he called it." The incident occurred with 4:09 to play in the second quarter. Ginobili took the ball nearly 35 feet from the basket. Wade embellished the contact, drawing a foul, and made both resulting free throws. Ginobili was relegated to the bench with his third foul of the half. The Heat went on to win the game by two points, 98-96, evening the series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Miami. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

James Scores 35, Heat Tie Series

James Scores 35, Heat Tie Series Andy Lyons/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- After two days of taking criticism for missing the final four minutes of a Game 1 loss, LeBron James scored 35 points and added 10 rebounds as Miami defeated San Antonio 98-96 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Heat have won 13 straight postseason games after a loss, evening the series at one game apiece. "What happened on Thursday was Thursday," said James after the win. "My whole focus was how I was going to try to help this team even this up and just try to make some plays." One play he made was an assist to Chris Bosh for a go-ahead three at the 1:18 mark of the fourth quarter. That gave Miami a 95-93 advantage that they would not relinquish. A Dwayne Wade layup on a broken play upped the lead to five with nine seconds remaining to seal the deal. The back-and-forth affair saw San Antonio lead by as many as eight points, and hold a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. While nursing an 87-85 advantage, both Tim Duncan and Tony Parker missed a pair of free throws midway through the frame. James followed with a three-pointer to take the lead and regain momentum. Duncan finished the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs while Parker had a team high 21 points. Four different players for the Heat scored in double-figures. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Miami. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gatorade Issues Apology to LeBron, Electrical Malfunction Fixed

Gatorade Issues Apology to LeBron, Electrical Malfunction Fixed Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An electrical malfunction left the air conditioner within the AT&T Center useless, causing temperatures within the arena to reach the nineties during Thursday night's Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Heat All-Star LeBron James suffered cramps in the fourth quarter that kept him out the final four minutes of the game in San Antonio's 110-95 win. Following the game, Gatorade tweeted, "Our athletes can take the heat," but issued a statement to ABC News on Friday. "Our apologies for our response to fans’ tweets during last night’s Heat vs. Spurs game.  We got caught up in the heat of the battle. As a longtime partner of the Miami Heat, we support the entire team," a Gatorade spokesperson said. The electrical failure was fixed on Friday morning and the Spurs Sports & Entertainment issued a statement regarding the issue. "The electrical failure that caused the AC system outage during Game 1 of the NBA Finals has been repaired.  The AC system has been tested, is fully operational and will continue to be monitored.  The upcoming events at the  AT&T Center, including the Romeo Santos concert tonight, the Stars game on Saturday night and Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, will go on as scheduled.  We apologize for the conditions in the arena during last night’s game." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Spurs Top Miami, and Beat the Heat, in Game 1

Spurs Top Miami, and Beat the Heat, in Game 1 Chris Covatta/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- The San Antonio Spurs outscored Miami 36-17 in the fourth quarter, and battled an air conditioner issue to boot, to defeat the Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. An electrical malfunction left the air conditioner within the AT&T Center useless, causing temperatures within the arena to reach the nineties. "It was tough on both teams," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They were pretty dead. We tried to get guys in and out. It was really hot out there." Miami led 86-79 with just under nine minutes to play in the fourth quarter, but a 15-4 Spurs run turned it into a four-point San Antonio lead. After LeBron James cut the deficit to 94-92, the sweltering temperatures forced the Heat forward out of the game with apparent cramps. The Heat scored just three points in the final four minutes without James as San Antonio won their eighth straight home playoff game. "After I came out of the game, they kind of took off," James told a pool reporter after the game. "And it was frustrating sitting out and not be able to help our team." Danny Green scored 11 of his 13 points in the final frame, including three 3-point baskets, leading a San Antonio charge that saw them close the game on a 30-9 run. Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Spurs while James led all scorers with 25 points.  NBA President of Basketball Operations, Rod Thorn, said after the game that the conditions on the court were not harmful to the players. Thorn also stated that officials expected the air conditioning issue to be resolved in time for Game 2 on Sunday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

LeBron: We’ll Be Ready For Spurs

LeBron: We’ll Be Ready For Spurs Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- LeBron James isn't fazed by Spurs center Tim Duncan's comments after they beat the Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Following the win that clinched a trip for a Finals rematch with the Heat, Duncan said: "We're excited about it. We've got four more to win. We'll do it this time." James and the Heat had an extended practice on Monday as they prepare for their fourth trip to the Finals. "They don't like us, they don't. I can sense it from Timmy's comments over the last couple of days," James said. "They wanted this, they wanted us and we'll be ready for the challenge." James is looking for his third NBA title and Dwyane Wade is seeking his fourth. "They've been preparing for this moment [and] we have as well," James said. "No one is entitled. This is no one's championship. It isn't ours, it isn't theirs, it's two teams fighting for it." Game 1 is on Thursday in San Antonio.  The Heat beat the Spurs in the NBA Finals in seven games last year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Spurs Win West, Earn Rematch with Miami

Spurs Win West, Earn Rematch with Miami Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) -- Tim Duncan scored seven of his 19 points in overtime as San Antonio outlasted Oklahoma City, 112-107 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. With the win, the Spurs advance to their second straight NBA Finals where they will face the Miami Heat.  After five blowout games, three in favor of San Antonio, the Spurs and Thunder played their most hotly contested game of the series. Duncan also had 15 rebounds as San Antonio had to play the entire second half without point guard Tony Parker, who left with an ankle injury. "We didn't know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," said Boris Diaw, who led the Spurs with 26 points off the bench. "But we didn't want to go to Game 7, and we didn't know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 percent, so we tried to get it over with tonight." San Antonio trailed by seven at halftime but opened the second half on a 9-2 run to tie things at 51-51. The Spurs scored 37 points in the third quarter and entered the final frame with a 79-69 lead. Oklahoma City, led by league MVP Kevin Durant, battled back to take a 99-97 lead with 32 seconds left in regulation.  Manu Ginobli drilled a three from the top of the arc to put the Spurs ahead by one, but missed a free throw that would have given San Antonio a four-point advantage. That opened the door for Russell Westbrook who was fouled on a drive to the basket, hit both free throws, and forced overtime. Duncan scored all seven of his overtime points in a row, leading San Antonio from a 103-105 deficit to a 110-107 lead. The Spurs will face Miami in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals that the Heat won in seven games. Game 1 of the 2014 Championship round is Thursday night in Texas. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/31/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/31/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: San Antonio Spurs 112 - Oklahoma City Thunder 107 - Overtime (Spurs Win Series, 4-2) MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 12 (33-24) - Kansas City Royals 2 (26-29) Washington Nationals 10 (27-27) - Texas Rangers 2 (28-28) New York Yankees 3 (29-25) - Minnesota Twins 1 (25-28) San Diego Padres 4 (26-30) - Chicago White Sox 2 (28-29) Cleveland Indians 7 (26-30) - Colorado Rockies 6 (28-27) St. Louis Cardinals 2 (30-26) - San Francisco Giants 0 (36-20) Baltimore Orioles 4 (27-27) - Houston Astros 1 (24-33) Chicago Cubs 8 (20-33) - Milwaukee Brewers 0 (33-23) Atlanta Braves 9 (30-25) - Miami Marlins 5 (28-27) New York Mets 5 (26-29) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (24-29) - 14 Innings Boston Red Sox 7 (26-29) - Tampa Bay Rays 1 (23-33) Los Angeles Dodgers 12 (30-27) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (25-30) Oakland Athletics 11 (34-22) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 (30-25) Cincinnati Reds 5 (25-29) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (23-35) Seattle Mariners 3 (27-28) - Detroit Tigers 2 (31-21) NASCAR: Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race at Dover. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Heat Advance to Fourth Straight NBA Finals

Heat Advance to Fourth Straight NBA Finals Chris Trotman/Getty Images(MIAMI, Fla.) -- It was the same old story in Miami on Friday night as another dominating performance from the Heat led to another appearance in the NBA Finals. Miami defeated Indiana 117-92 in Game 6, clinching their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship. The Heat became just the fourth team, and third franchise ever, to reach four consecutive NBA finals. The last team to complete the feat was the Boston Celtics (1984-87). Now they look to become the first team since the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-2002) to win three straight NBA Championships. Both LeBron James and Chris Bosh scored 25 points as Miami knocked out the Pacers for the third straight year in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat trailed 9-2 early but went on an 11-0 run to take a lead that they would not relinquish. With the win Miami set a franchise record with their 11th straight home postseason victory. Indiana, which had led the Eastern Conference for most of the season, got 29 points from Paul George and another 16 from David West. Once again, Roy Hibbert was almost unproductive, scoring just eight points in the loss. Miami led by as many as 37, their biggest margin at any point during the season. They now await the winner of the Western Conference Finals between Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The Heat beat San Antonio last season and took down the Thunder in 2012 to win their first of consecutive titles. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat 117 - Indiana Pacers 92 (Heat win series, 4-2) NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Los Angeles Kings 3 (Series Tied, 3-3) MLB: Washington Nationals 9 (26-27) - Texas Rangers 2 (28-27) Atlanta Braves 3 (29-25) - Miami Marlins 2 (28-26) Minnesota Twins 6 (25-27) - New York Yankees 1 (28-25) Kansas City Royals 6 (26-28) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (32-24) Cleveland Indians 5 (25-30) - Colorado Rockies 2 (28-26) Milwaukee Brewers 11 (33-22) - Chicago Cubs 5 (19-33)  San Diego Padres 4 (25-30) - Chicago White Sox 1 (28-28) Boston Red Sox 3 (25-29) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (23-32) - 10 Innings Houston Astros 2 (24-32) - Baltimore Orioles 1 (26-27)  San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26) Philadelphia Phillies 6 (24-28) - New York Mets 5 (25-29) - 14 Innings San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26) Cincinnati Reds 6 (24-29) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (23-34) Detroit Tigers 6 (31-20) - Seattle Mariners 3 (26-28) Oakland Athletics 9 (33-22) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (30-24) Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (25-29) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (29-27) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

George Scores 37, Pacers Stay Alive

George Scores 37, Pacers Stay Alive Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Paul George scored 21 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 93-90 do-or-die victory over the Miami Heat Wednesday, in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat lead the best-of-seven series three games to two. "I just felt it. I felt in rhythm. I had to be aggressive," George said. "I tried to come out and be aggressive to start this game off, and I was getting looks. I got hot." That was something Heat forward LeBron James never had a chance to do: James was in foul trouble the entire game; he only played 24 1/2 minutes, scoring a career playoff-low seven points. Despite the lack of production from James, the Heat hung in. Rashard Lewis scored 18 points, hitting 6-of-9 from 3-point land. Dwyane Wade also had 18 points as well as eight rebounds and seven assists. The Heat had a chance to win the game at the end when LeBron James drove to the basket and dished the ball to Chris Bosh in the corner for a three, but Bosh's shot clanked off the rim forcing a Game 6. The series now shifts to Miami Friday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Westbrook Scores 40, Thunder Evens Series with Spurs 2-2

Westbrook Scores 40, Thunder Evens Series with Spurs 2-2 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Russell Westbrook had 40 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, and five steals to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 Tuesday night, in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. The best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece. "Coach told us he needed maximum effort from us tonight, and it starts with me at point guard," Westbrook said. "My job is to play both sides of the ball. If you want to win a championship, those are things you have to do." The Thunder did just that holding the Spurs under 40 percent shooting from the field while hitting 48.7% of its shots in the win. Thunder big man Serge Ibaka played 35 minutes and had eight rebounds and three blocks in his second game back from an injury that was supposed to keep him out the rest of the postseason. "We just play well with Serge," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said. "We can do things with Serge in the lineup that we can't do with other guys." Kevin Durant added 31 points for the Thunder, who outscored the Spurs 21-0 in fast break points. Boris Diaw and Tony Parker both scored 14 points for the Spurs in the loss. Game 5 is in San Antonio Thursday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  
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