Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules
Monday, May 21, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James scored 40 points, superstar sidekick Dwyane Wade added 30 — 22 in the second half — and Miami's dynamic duo took over after halftime to bring the Heat even in the series with a 101-93 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal Sunday.
With Chris Bosh injured, James and Wade saved the Heat. James was at his MVP best, adding 18 rebounds and nine assists and refusing to let Miami's season slip away. Wade rebounded from the worst playoff game of his career, shaking off a 1-of-8 shooting start and adding nine rebounds and six assists.
Udonis Haslem, playing with a large bandage covering a nasty cut over his right eye that required nine stitches, added 14 points for Miami. Danny Granger led the Pacers with 20 points.
Game 5 is Tuesday night in Miami.
SPURS 102, CLIPPERS 99
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 21 points, Tony Parker added 17 and San Antonio rallied to beat Los Angeles, closing out the series 4-0 and advancing to the Western Conference finals.
The Spurs extended their winning streak to 18 games and their playoff record to 8-0, tying the third-best postseason streak in franchise history.
Danny Green and Gary Neal added 14 points each, and Manu Ginobili and Thiago Splitter had 11 each for the Spurs. San Antonio could find out as soon as Monday night who it will play next. Oklahoma City leads the Lakers 3-1 in their series, with Game 5 on Monday.
Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin added 21 points, and Eric Bledsoe had 17 for Los Angeles. The Clippers blew a six-point lead in the fourth quarter.
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