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  • OKC edges Clippers for 2-1 lead

  • LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City outplayed Los Angeles in the fourth quarter for a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal with a 118-112 win on Friday.
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  • LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City outplayed Los Angeles in the fourth quarter for a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal with a 118-112 win on Friday.
    Serge Ibaka added 20 points and Westbrook had 13 assists for the Thunder, who shot 56 percent from the field, in a game that neither team ever led by double digits.
    Blake Griffin scored 34 points, and Chris Paul added 21 points and 16 assists for the Clippers, who saw their four-point lead disappear for good early in the fourth quarter. Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford added 20 points.
    Oklahoma City led 113-107 on Durant's turnaround jumper with 1:23 left. It followed Westbrook's 3-pointer after the Clippers had closed within 108-107 when Griffin muscled in for a layup.
    Pacers 85, Wizards 63
    At Washington, Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and eight rebounds, Roy Hibbert was again a factor by scoring 14 points, and the Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total.
    The Pacers lead the Eastern Conference semifinal 2-1.
    Washington made only 24 field goals, another team postseason worst, on 73 attempts, 32.9 percent. That included 4 of 16 on 3s, and it didn't get much better on free throws, where the Wizards were 11 of 21.
    So much for the bandwagon-hopping in Washington. There were boos on occasion, and most of the crowd started heading to the exits after George's 3 with 31/2; minutes left made it 75-58.
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