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Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley shoots past Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Damian Lillard during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

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Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

San Jose Sharks' Mike Brown, right, celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

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Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), center, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, and forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.

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Slim Thug and Bun B drop Rockets remix

HOUSTON (AP) — Daryl Morey is not only the general manager of the Houston Rockets and a graduate of MIT, he’s also a fan of Houston’s rap scene.

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Pacers seeking solution for Hawks 3-point shooters

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) shootsagainst Atlanta Hawks' Elton Brand during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. Atlanta defeated Indiana 101-93. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George wants to guard Atlanta’s Jeff Teague on Tuesday night, and it appears he’ll get his wish. But how much time the Indiana All-Star spends on Teague is unclear.

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