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Spurs, Nets move to NBA second round playoffs

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with tense game-seven victories on Sunday.

The top-seeded Spurs were pushed to the brink by Western Conference rivals the Dallas Mavericks, but, with their season on the line, responded with an emphatic 119-96 win to take out the series four games to three.

They next face the Portland Trail Blazers in the semi-finals starting Tuesday after they beat Houston in six games.

Spurs star Tony Parker led the way with 32 points, while Manu Ginobili scored 20 and Australia's Patty Mills added seven in his 17 minutes on court.

"We have a lot of respect for Dallas, they're a great team," Parker said.

"They made it very hard on us. The whole series it was a hard fight."

The game was the last of a record five game sevens in the opening round of the playoffs.

The total already matches the NBA record for the most seventh games in all rounds in any playoff year.

Earlier, the Nets survived a frantic final push by Toronto, edging the Raptors 104-103 to win the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series four games to three.

They will next face two-time defending champions Miami in the second round of the playoffs, with the Heat to host game one on Tuesday.








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