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  • Bobcats' Al Jefferson still in walking boot

    April 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - Al Jefferson was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series.Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says the team was planning to have Jefferson participate in at least some of Wednesday morning's shootaround, but not in anything involving contact. Jefferson was diagnosed with a plantar fascia strain in his left foot Sunday, when the Bobcats lost the series opener.

  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

    April 23, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers got tired of talking trash.That left them with plenty of energy to handle the Hawks on Tuesday night.Paul George scored 27 points, George Hill added 15 in the second half and that suffocating defense that seemed to vanish over the past few weeks was back in force. Atlanta couldn't contend with the Pacers' resurgent combination, falling 101-85 and into a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven playoff series.

  • NBA Playoff Capsules

    April 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead.