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Roundup: Spurs down Lakers

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.

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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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