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Bucks avoid elimination again, beat Bulls 94-88 in Game 5

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) reacts after Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia stripped the ball from Rose during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffs Monday, April 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks insisted this playoff series was about more than just showing up, taking their beating and learning from it.

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Bucks avoid elimination again, beat Bulls 94-88 in Game 5

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

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Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes (12) looks to pass as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 27, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

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Nets beat Hawks behind 35 from Williams, tie series at 2-2

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, second from left, defends as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) goes up for a layup in the first quarter of Game 4 of a first round NBA playoff basketball game, Monday, April 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it.

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Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) is dragged by the arm by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The play resulted in an injury to Love that forced him from the game. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken.

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