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The Clippers outplayed the Jazz for 45 minutes, but almost blew it in the final minutes. They held on for the victory, and the series now returns to LA

A mostly boring game ended with WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON????!!!! The Clippers were up by double digits late, but two consecutive awful Chris Paul turnovers put the Jazz right back in it. It was the ultimate Clipper moment: they made poor decision after poor decision on both ends, and it all culminated with Joe Johnson shooting to tie the game with 5 seconds left.

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The Washington Wizards are advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals thanks to a 115-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

John Wall led the way with the best playoff performance of his career, scoring 42 points on 25 shots. He also added 8 assists, 4 steals, and a pair of blocks to help Washington pick up their first road win of the playoffs.

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After losing the first two games of their NBA Playoffs series against the Bulls under tragic circumstances, the Boston Celtics rolled off four straight wins to knock out the Chicago Bulls and move on to the second round with a 105-83 win.

“It’s a wrap for these mother (bleepers)!” Isaiah Thomas screamed to his teammates in the middle of the third quarter. There was plenty of game left, but the Celtics were cruising past a 25-point lead and the Bulls had clearly thrown in the towel.

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The Grizzlies were a tough opponent for the Spurs, but the Silver and Black closed them out on the road behind strong performances from Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard

The Grizzlies gave the Spurs all they could handle for about 45 minutes of tonight’s game, but Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard made key plays down the stretch as they closed out the Grizzlies on the road to win their first round series in six games.

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This wasn’t the most inspiring performance the Raptors churned out in this series, but the Raptors have finally won a series in less than the maximum number of games.

Trust is a fleeting concept when it comes to these Raptors. After a month and a half of post-trade deadline build-up, there was a belief that this team, with Serge Ibaka, P.J. Tucker, and a growing bank of playoff experience to lean on, was different.

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