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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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Clippers-Spurs series giving lopsided 1st round some drama

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, celebrates a basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick walks by  during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Spurs won 111-107 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

One of the most memorable opening rounds in NBA playoff history came last season. One of the least memorable is playing out this season.

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Astros’ rally comes up short in 3-2 loss to Mariners

Houston Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez throws out a pitch in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jennifer Buchanan)

SEATTLE (AP) — Houston had plenty of opportunities Wednesday night, but each time the tying run reached third base, the Astros were unable to get the job done.

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Happ, Mariners hold off Astros 3-2

Seattle Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ throws in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jennifer Buchanan)

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are glad to get a win any way they can get one.

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Howard and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 111-99

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) reacts after a dunk during the second half of Game 2 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Friends since preschool, but teammates for the first time since they were teenagers, Dwight Howard and Josh Smith have been itching for this opportunity.

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