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NBA Playoffs 2013: Spurs pull away for 102-91 win, Rockets and Hawks fall short

The Lakers, Hawks and Rockets all were hoping to even their series up at 1. All three failed.

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Concerning defensive problems for OKC

The Oklahoma City Thunder did just enough to win Game 2 against the Houston Rockets, but the game should be cause for concern for Thunder fans because of how much Oklahoma City struggled defending Houston's small lineup.

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Lakers', Spurs' health trending opposite ways

The Lakers-Spurs series had the potential to be an evenly-matched set of games between two classic rivals. But the trending relative health of each team is widening the gap in what appears to be an increasingly lopsided series.

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Time to think about Dwight's future

Dwight Howard will be a free agent in July. If he prioritizes a championship, are there any better options than L.A.?

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Steve Blake gets super sloppy

No Steve Blake, those aren't your teammates.

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Wednesday night in GIFs

There were three pretty great games on Wednesday night between the Rockets-Thunder, Pacers-Hawks, and Lakers-Spurs. Miss anything? Catch up on all of the important and hilarious GIFs from Wednesday's action.

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Spurs, Thunder and Pacers handle business

The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers each improved their odds of advancing to the next round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on Wednesday night.

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Parker, Spurs topple hobbled Lakers in Game 2

The big three, plus Kawhi Leonard, turned out to be too much for the hobbled Lakers to handle in Game 2 in the Lone Star State.

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Spurs end 1st half with 13-2 run to grab lead

The Lakers' bigs helped keep things tight for most of the fist half, but late giveaways and the stellar play of Tim Duncan helped the Spurs close out the half and take a substantial lead.

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Steve Blake: master of turnovers

The Lakers don't have Kobe Bryant so they have to rely on Steve Blake more than usual. Let's see how that's working for them.

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Kawhi floats for big alley-oop

The Spurs take advantage of some lazy Lakers defense to set up a sweet alley-oop for Kawhi Leonard.

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Perkins gets away with crucial offensive foul

The OKC Thunder took down the Rockets in Game 2 of their series, but may have had a little bit of help. Check out this foul that Kendrick Perkins gets away with on a big play down the stretch.

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Pacers dominate Hawks again to go up 2-0

Paul George and George Hill teamed up to lead the Pacers to a commanding 2-0 series over the Hawks.

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Thunder hold off Rockets, 105-102

A lineup change gave the Houston Rockets a fighting chance in Game 2, but Kevin McHale's squad couldn't make the plays down the stretch after coming back from a 15-point deficit.

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Thunder fans are having fun

This guy is having a GOOD time. And his team is the No. 1 seed trying to make back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, so I don't blame him.

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George thriving again as Pacers lead Hawks at half

Paul George is having another big game as the Pacers lead the Hawks at halftime.

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James Harden gets some revenge

The Beard is angry. You won't like him when he's angry. Check out what James Harden can do with that magnificent beard of his.

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Gerald Green can fly

Gerald Green has competed in the Slam Dunk Contest. I don't think he knows that this isn't the Slam Dunk Contest. And I don't think he cares.

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Stephenson returns to Game 2 with bruised hip

Pacers starting shooting guard Lance Stephenson injured his hip in Game 2 against the Hawks, but he has returned to the floor in the second half.

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OKC leads Houston 57-55 at the half

A lineup change by the Houston Rockets has them two points down at the half.

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Roy Hibbert crushes Ivan Johnson

Roy Hibbert is a huge guy. But that doesn't mean his dunks are any less impressive. Check out this monster crush against the Hawks.

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Westbrook and Beverley go at it

Westbrook and Beverley aren't on the best of terms in Game 2 of the series between the Rockets and Thunder.

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Rockets give Beverley surprise start against OKC

Just more than four months after joining the Houston Rockets, Beverley will make his first start for the team in Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Lakers look to avoid 2-0 deficit in San Antonio

What can the Lakers do to avoid bringing a 2-0 series deficit back to Staples Center later this week?

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Can Atlanta get more physical against Indiana?

After getting roughed up in the opening game, can the Hawks rebound to take a 1-1 split back to Atlanta for Game 3?

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Can Thunder keep rolling against Houston?

Can the Rockets rebound from a disappointing opening game performance to upend OKC in Game 2?

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The Lakers need to make open shots

The Spurs bullied the Lakers in the paint throughout Game 1, daring the Lakers to beat them from the perimeter. What do the Lakers do? Break through the barrier and make San Antonio pay for gambling.

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Hill could return for Lakers in Game 2

Returning much earlier than expected, Lakers big man Jordan Hill could play in Game 2 against the Spurs on Wednesday night.

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