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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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Florida’s Chris Walker leaves school early for NBA draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan’s program in the last month.

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After working OT in NBA playoffs, Curry, Rose can earn rest

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates the Warriors' 123-119 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW YORK (AP) — If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest.

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Bulls unsure if Mirotic will be ready for Game 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic’s bruised left knee is feeling better, though coach Tom Thibodeau is unsure whether the rookie will be available for Game 4 of the team’s first-round playoff series at Milwaukee on Saturday.

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Portland’s Afflalo probable for Game 3 vs. Grizzlies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland guard Arron Afflalo is expected to play Saturday when the Trail Blazers host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their playoff series.

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