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Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers.

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The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. James had 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James.

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The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. James had 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James.

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Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson (7) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 25, 2015, at  New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series.

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Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle looks for a foul to be charged against the Houston Rockets in the second half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 24, 2015, in Dallas. The Rockets won 130-128. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

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