Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) goes up for a shot defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the fourth quarter in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers won 113-103. (USA TODAY Sports: Kelvin Kuo)
Highlights of Tuesday’s NBA playoff games.
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Clippers 113, Warriors 103
DeAndre Jordan scored 25 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked four shots, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 113-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of a Western Conference quarter-final series.
With the victory that came hours after NBA commissioner Adam Silver handed a lifetime ban to Clippers owner Donald Sterling due to racist comments, Los Angeles took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Clippers can advance with a win in Game Six on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The fans provided a raucous atmosphere from start to finish, and the Clippers answered by dictating for much of the contest.
Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul had 20 points, including 13 in the second half, plus seven assists, six rebounds and five steals.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who was plagued by foul trouble, had an uneven outing, finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points for the Warriors, who led 70-69 late in the third quarter before Los Angles closed with an 8-0 run and never relinquished control.
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Grizzlies 100, Thunder 99 (overtime)
Mike Miller scored 21 points off the bench to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to an overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Game Six is on Thursday in Memphis where the Grizzlies can clinch the series and upset the seventh-seeded Thunder.
This was the fourth straight game the teams have gone into an extra quarter, and the Thunder had to fight back from a 20-point deficit in the third to get this one into overtime.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points but his last-second three-pointer missed, and team mate Serge Ibaka made a putback just after the buzzer.
Zach Randolph posted 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies and Mike Conley added 17 points.
Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook tallied 30 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds but made just 10 of 31 shots.
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Wizards 75, Bulls 69
John Wall scored 24 points and capped off his first career playoff series by leading the Washington Wizards to a victory over the Chicago Bulls, clinching the best-of-seven first-round playoff series 4-1.
Washington won a playoff series for the first time since 2005, when they beat the Bulls, and for just the second time since 1982.
The Wizards will face the winners of the Indiana-Atlanta series, which the eighth-seeded Hawks lead 3-2.
Coming off a one-game suspension for head-butting Jimmy Butler, Wizards forward Nene delivered another strong offensive performance, scoring 20 points.
Trailing by nine at the start of the fourth quarter, the Bulls closed within 65-62 on guard Kirk Hinrich’s three-pointer.
Wall answered with a three-pointer of his own and later added a fast-break scoop to put Washington ahead 70-62 with 5:23 remaining.