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Hawks take 2-1 lead on top-seeded Pacers

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ATLANTA (AP) As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!"

Game 3 did nothing to change that perception.

The top-seeded Pacers are on the ropes again at the hands of the eighth-seeded Hawks, who finished six games below .500 during the regular season but truly believe they can pull off a major upset in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT, go up 2-1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.

Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.

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McRoberts fined $20K for foul on James

NEW YORK (AP) Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James.

McRoberts' foul against James with 50 seconds remaining Wednesday night in Miami in the Heat's 101-97 playoff victory over the Bobcats also was upgraded to a Flagrant 2.

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Warriors try to regroup at home

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer's table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night.

A gold-shirt wearing sellout crowd of 19,596. Roars so loud that, at times, they drown out whistles. The sights and sounds all embodying the spirit of the team's postseason motto: "Loud. Proud. Warriors."

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Silver expects no CBA opt-out by union

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.

The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended the 2011 lockout gave either side the right to opt out after six years.

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Lakers' Dan D'Antoni takes Marshall job

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Marshall hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Dan D'Antoni as its men's basketball coach Thursday.

The 66-year-old D'Antoni is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference on Friday. He replaces Tom Herrion, who resigned last month after an 11-22 season.

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Blazers return home with 2-0 series lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Houston has a LaMarcus Aldridge problem.

The Trail Blazers' All-Star forward has been dominating with more than 40 points in each of the opening two playoff games with the Rockets in Houston.

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Up 2-0, Wizards want spirited home crowd

WASHINGTON (AP) If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA.

After winning their first two games on the road in one of the most intimidating arenas in the league - the United Center - the Wizards are curious to see what it'll be like when they host their first playoff game in six years. Usually it's the crowd that spurs on the players in the postseason, but in this case there's hope that the team's performance will generate a spirited turnout Friday night for Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls.

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Raptors ready for road test at Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) If Dwane Casey has any concerns coming to Brooklyn, they aren't about his players.

The Toronto Raptors have already proven they can handle the road just fine.

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Mavs home after split in San Antonio

DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are coming home after showing they won't go quietly in a first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio.

Part of the big German wants to stay in South Texas after the Mavericks squandered a strong game in the playoff opener by going cold late before dominating most of the way in Game 2 and squaring the best-of-seven series.

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