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NBA playoffs: Spurs edge Grizzlies 110-103 in overtime

04-29-2011 10:45 BJT

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To the NBA playoffs, and the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies were on the brink of eliminating the top seed in the West - the San Antonio Spurs. A win would give the Grizz their first ever NBA series victory.

We pick things up in the final minute and Memphis up 1. Zach Randolph with the rock and clutches up, the jumper with 13 seconds to go gives the Grizz a 3 point lead. Z-bo doing all he can to quiet the crowd.

San Antonio would frantically try and even things up. Manu Ginobili nails this three -- while falling out of bounds -- are you kidding me. Tie ball game. But wait a minute. The refs would review the video, Manu's toe was on the line, it's only a two, San Antonio still trails by one.

The Spurs would then send Randoph to the line. He would hit both freebies, and the lead is three.

The Spurs with one last chance to tie -- and they go to Gary Neal. And the rookie clutches up big time -- hitting this massive three to tie the game. That is San Antonio's second basket in the final 2.2 seconds of regulation, to force overtime.

To the extra frame and Tony Parker would put the Spurs up by a deuce. He scored six of his 24 points in overtime.

San Antonio would hold on for the 110-103 victory. They live to fight another day. The Grizzlies can wrap up the series at home Friday.

Thunder edge Nuggets 100-97

In Oklahoma City -- where it became the Kevin Durant show. This bucket brings the Thunder to within 5 -- less than four to go.

More from Durant -- he gets into the lane and hits the jumper over Wilson Chandler. The Thunder now down three.

Less than two to go and Durant would turn playmaker -- finding James Harden open for the three -- The Thunder erasing a 9-point fourth quarter deficit.

Durant would take over in the clutch --he would match his career playoff high with 41 points, including the final nine for Oklahoma City.

The league's leading scorer would then do it on the defensive end blocking J.R. Smith's three-point shot that would have tied the game. The Thunder edge Denver 100-97 and close out the first-round series in five games. They will meet the winner of the Spurs-Grizzlies series in the next round.

Heat beat 76ers 97-91

In Miami, Doug Collins and Philadelphia trying to avoid being eliminated by Miami. The 76ers trail that series 3-games to 1.

Last minute of play and the 76ers chipped away at Miami's

double-digit lead. Andre Iguodala hits in the lane and Philly is down one with 36 seconds to go.

Miami would try and ice the game on the next possession. D-Wade would drive the lane and find Mario Chalmers who slices into the lane and finds Joel Anthony after an up-ander move. Anthony in his attempt for the lay-in is absolutely clotheslined. That should have been a flagrant foul. Anthony would then go to the line for two. And the Canadian calmly hits both to put the Heat up three with 16.8 seconds.

Last chance for the 76ers- and Iguadola can't hit. Miami hangs on for the 97-91 win and record their first playoff series win since the 2006 NBA finals. They will meet the Boston celtics in the next round of the playoffs.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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