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NBA ROUNDUP: Spurs advance to Western finals

by The Associated Press on May 17, 2013 10:00 AM

The San Antonio Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Golden State Warriors, 94-82, in Game 6 on Thursday night in Oakland, Calif., and advance to the Western Conference finals.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds, Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and the Spurs won the series in six games.

Tony Parker shook off a poor start to score 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Stephen Curry shot 10 of 25 from the floor to score 22 points on a nagging left ankle.

Jarrett Jack had 15 points as the injury-saddled Warriors wore down. Second-seeded San Antonio will open the conference finals at home against Memphis on Sunday.


KNICKS 85, PACERS 75: Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help New York stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and will need a victory Saturday in Indiana to force a seventh game back in New York on Monday. They are trying to become the ninth NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series.

Paul George had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Pacers.

The winner will face defending NBA champion Miami in a series that will start Wednesday.

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