NBA Playoffs: Leonard Scores 31 to Help Spurs Beat Thunder

[CSNPhily] NBA Playoffs: Leonard scores 31 to help Spurs beat Thunder
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Tony Parker added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs, who regained the home-court advantage they had surrendered with a loss in Game 2.

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points for the Thunder, but he made just 10 of 31 shots. He also had nine rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Serge Ibaka added 15 and Steven Adams had 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

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The Thunder shot just 41.5 percent from the field.

Game 4 will be Sunday in Oklahoma City (see full recap).

Frye leads Cavs' latest 3-point barrage in win
ATLANTA -- Channing Frye scored a career playoff-high 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday night, pulling away in the closing minutes for a 121-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks and a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Two nights after setting an NBA record with 25 baskets beyond the arc, the Cavaliers were nearly as good in a 21-of-39 performance from long range that moved them within one victory of their second playoff sweep over the Hawks in two years.

Atlanta turned in a much more respectable showing after getting blown out in Game 2. But in the end, it was the same result for a team that has lost 10 straight to the Cavaliers going back to last year's conference final.

The Hawks led by as many as 11 but were dominated in the closing minutes.

Game 4 is Sunday in Atlanta (see full recap).

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