Friday, 26 April 2013

Basketball - Parker leads Spurs to second victory over Lakers while Heat move within game of series win.

Tony Parker scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as the San Antonio Spurs took a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James also starred in a 104-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks as the Miami Heat took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series.

Spurs 102, Lakers 91

Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard added 16 points apiece for the Spurs, who were in control for much of the second half before finally breaking away midway through the fourth quarter. The series shifts to Los Angeles on Friday for Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference series.

Dwight Howard battled foul trouble throughout en route to 16 points and nine rebounds and Steve Blake scored 16 before leaving with an injury for the Lakers, who led briefly in the second quarter but never got closer than six points after halftime.

 Heat 104, Bucks 91


James collected 22 points and six assists as the visitors pulled away in the second half to claim victory.

Ray Allen scored 23 points off the bench and Dwyane Wade made up for a 1-for-12 shooting performance with nine rebounds, 11 assists and five steals for the Heat, who will go for the sweep in Game Four on Sunday. Larry Sanders had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Ersan Ilyasova had 15 points and eight boards as the Bucks struggled to overcome 13 second-half turnovers.

Milwaukee led by as many as 10 points in the first half and was within 67-66 with three minutes left in the third quarter when Miami began to take charge.

    Bulls 79, Nets 76


Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 16 rebounds and Luol Deng added 21 and 10 as host Chicago defeated Brooklyn 79-76 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series. Kirk Hinrich added 12 points and the Bulls held off a fierce late-game rush by the Nets. Game Four is on Saturday in Chicago.
Brook Lopez had 22 points, nine rebounds and seven blocked shots and Deron Williams added 18 points for Brooklyn. The Nets trailed by 15 with less than six minutes left and had a chance to force overtime but C.J. Watson air-balled a three-pointer from the left corner as time expired.

Both teams shot less than 40 percent - Chicago finished at 39.7 and Brooklyn at 34.6.


  1. parker ko, igbale ni

  2. guy pls can u xplain this playoffs thin? like what next after playoffs?