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  • BASKETBALL

    Spurs race out to 2-0 series lead

  • SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and San Antonio beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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  • SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and San Antonio beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their 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 nine 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
    At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both scored 29 points, and Oklahoma City recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to take a 2-0 series lead.
    Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn't relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed a free throw with 1 second left, but Houston was out of timeouts and Carlos Delfino couldn't connect on a desperation shot at the final buzzer.
    Game 3 is Saturday night in Houston.
    Pacers 113, Hawks 98
    At Indianapolis, Paul George followed his triple-double by scoring a playoff career-high 27 points to lead Indiana to a 2-0 series lead.
    The Pacers have won four straight home games over the Hawks. 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 eight rebounds, three assists and four steals.
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