NBA: Warriors in series sweep

Memphis also moved to the brink of progressing to the last eight by beating Portland and taking a 3-0 lead, elsewhere, Milwaukee staved off elimination by beating Chicago and Brooklyn beat Atlanta to cut the series deficit to 2-1.
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Golden State’s Curry had 39 points, eight rebounds and nine assists while Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA’s top overall seed, who will wait to host Game One of their second-round series against the winner of the Portland-Memphis matchup.

Golden State shot 50.6 percent from the field, including 13 of 24 from 3-point range. Stephen??Curry was six of eight from deep, while Thompson was four of seven and Green three of six.
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Milwaukee avoided a sweep and stayed alive against Chicago by edging the Bulls 92-90.
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With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley threw a high-arcing pass toward the basket from side court. Jerryd Bayless caught the ball and quickly threw up the layup for the game-winning basket.
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose walked away in frustration after trying to guard Bayless. The Bucks won their first play-off game in five years.
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Chicago had a chance to win with the game tied 90-90. But Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton tipped a dribble away from Rose to force a steal. Bucks coach Jason Kidd called a timeout to set up the final play.

Memphis won 115-109 at Portland to move within one win of a berth in the last eight.
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Marc Gasol had 25 points, Courtney Lee had 20 points and Mike Conley added 14 before leaving the game late in the third quarter with a facial injury.
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Nicolas Batum’s three pointer got Portland as close as 94-91 with 2:23 left. But Tony Allen’s basket ended Portland’s 9-0 run and Randolph added free throws to close it out.

Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 to cut the Hawks’ series lead.
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The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on to beat the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed for the first time in seven meetings this season. ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????

Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points for the eighth-seeded Nets, who can tie the series with another victory in Monday’s Game Four. ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

DeMarre Carroll scored a playoff career-high 22 points for the Hawks, who were denied what would have been only their second 3-0 lead since moving to Atlanta in 1968. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 17 rebounds.

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