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    Roundup: Sixers spoil Nets’ finale in New Jersey

    Julio Cortez/Associated Press
    The Nets’ Kris Humphries is stymied by the defense of Spencer Hawes and Elton Brand.

    The Philadelphia 76ers nailed down the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and spoiled the Nets’ final game in New Jersey with a 105-87 victory Monday night.

    Thaddeus Young scored all 15 of his points in the second half to help the 76ers make the postseason for the second straight year and eliminate the Bucks from playoff contention.

    The win moved Philadelphia (34-30) into a tie with the Knicks for the No. 7 seed with two games remaining in the regular season.


    Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand added 15 points apiece and Andre Iguodala had 14 points and nine assists for Philadelphia.

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    MarShon Brooks had 18 points to lead the Nets, who will move into a new arena in Brooklyn next season.

    Spurs 124, Trail Blazers 89 - Tim Duncan scored 18 points and host San Antonio clinched the top playoff spot in the Western Conference, pushing their win streak to eight.

    Wesley Matthews had 24 points for the Trail Blazers, who lost their sixth straight and have one game left in a tumultuous season in which the franchise effectively hit the reset button.

    The Spurs have two games left, and can now turn to resting their Big Three.


    Bucks 92, Raptors 86 - Milwaukee was eliminated from the playoffs, despite getting 25 points from Brandon Jennings in a victory over visiting Toronto. The 76ers clinched the eighth playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Nets.

    Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks.

    James Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost four straight games.

    Grizzlies 109, Cavaliers 101 - Marreese Speights had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol also scored 17 points, and host Memphis beat Cleveland for its fifth straight win.

    Rudy Gay scored 15 points, O.J. Mayo had 14, Tony Allen added 13 points and a franchise-record eight steals and Mike Conley had 12 for the Grizzlies, who won their 10th straight at home. Memphis pulled one-half game behind the Clippers for fourth place in the Western Conference.


    Rookie Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 25 points.

    Pacers 103, Pistons 97 - Paul George scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Indiana beat visiting Detroit.

    George made 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers. David West scored 20 points and Leandro Barbosa and Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points each for Indiana.

    Greg Monroe scored 18 points, Brandon Knight had 16, and Tayshaun Prince added 14 for the Pistons. Detroit held the Pacers to 38 percent shooting in the loss.

    Wizards 101, Bobcats 73 - John Wall had 16 points and 14 assists, Nene scored 18 points, and Jan Vesely had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting as host Washington handed Charlotte its 21st straight loss.