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Lillard ousts OKC with 50, 3 at buzzer

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.

"That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word."

Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland eliminated Oklahoma City from the postseason in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.

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76ers cruise past Nets, win series in 5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder.

Philly obeyed its most popular player and went wild - and the All-Star center believes the good times have only just started.

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Raptors rout Magic, wrap up series in 5

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round.

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.

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Nuggets handle Spurs for 3-2 series lead

DENVER (AP) After a sputtering start to their postseason, the Denver Nuggets are starting to look like the team that ended a six-year playoff drought in such dramatic fashion.

Nikola Jokic has a lot to do with it.

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Walton lawyer calls allegations baseless

LOS ANGELES (AP) New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter.

"I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton.

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Warriors aim to close out Clippers in 5

The Golden State Warriors hope to avoid giving their future competition any scheduling advantage as they seek to close out the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of their first-round series Wednesday night in Oakland.

The top-seeded Warriors rebounded from a shocking home loss in Game 2 to sweep a pair in Los Angeles, putting themselves one win away from the Western Conference semifinals.

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Jazz hope to force Game 6 vs. Rockets

It took until they reached brink of elimination, but the Utah Jazz may have finally figured out how to effectively defend against the Houston Rockets.

Utah needs the late success it found in Game 4 to continue if it hopes to remain alive with a win in Game 5 on Wednesday night in Houston.

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Cavs to interview 2 Blazers assistants

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers' coaching search will venture into the Pacific Northwest.

Cleveland plans to interview Portland assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool for its coaching job, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Suns fire coach Kokoskov after 1 season

PHOENIX (AP) One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future.

The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA's first European-born coach after one disappointing season.

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Giannis scores 41 as Bucks sweep Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo will have his unique talents on display in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his six-year career.

If Milwaukee's superstar can match or beat his latest jaw-dropping highlight, everyone is in for a treat, unless they play or root for the Boston Celtics.

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