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Rockets advance, overcome Westbrook's 47

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HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

The Thunder head home a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals after Houston took this series 4-1.

The Rockets used a 5-1 run, with all their points coming on free throws, to pull away from the Thunder and make it 98-91. Victor Oladipo threw a pass about 5 feet above Westbrook's head and out of bounds on the next possession and Harden made a layup on the other end with about 3 minutes left.

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Hayward has 27, Jazz push Clips to brink

LOS ANGELES (AP) Still weak and lacking his usual energy after a bout with food poisoning, Gordon Hayward leaned on his teammates. They came up big.

Hayward scored 27 points, Utah controlled the paint and the Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

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Leonard helps Spurs go up 3-2 on Memphis

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Spurs turned to their "grandpa" for the lift their young stars have struggled to provide in the past two games.

Manu Ginobili hit the court, literally, providing an early spark that helped carry San Antonio to a 116-103 victory over Memphis.

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Cleveland OKs final arena upgrade money

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena.

The makeover of Quicken Loans Arena would include more space for dining and gathering.

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Amid tense times, NBA heads to Israel

As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension.

Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the sport to promote cultural understanding and active living. The first camp was held in Italy, but brought together Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc, teammates on the former Yugoslavian national team that grew estranged during the political turmoil that ensued as the country fractured.

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Drake to host first 'NBA Awards' show

NEW YORK (AP) Drake will host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June.

The Canadian rapper will preside over the June 26 ceremony in New York, which will be televised live on TNT.

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Warriors get Durant back, sweep Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!"

The first-round sweep was sweet, even in Portland's house.

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Powell sparks Raptors, lead Bucks 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Putting Norm Powell in the starting lineup has changed the playoff fortunes of the Toronto Raptors.

Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round series on Monday night.

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Hawks hold off Wizards, even series at 2

ATLANTA (AP) In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list.

Jose Calderon might be the most unlikely of all.

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Bulls to start Canaan at PG in Game 5

CHICAGO (AP) Rolling along with a humming offense not too long ago, the Chicago Bulls will now try to regroup.

And they'll do it with a seldom-used point guard making a crucial start.

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