National Basketball Association Playoff Game CapsulesMay 3, 2012 - 4:55 AM San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker scored 18 points and dished out nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs earned a dominant 114-83 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal. Tim Duncan added 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard netted 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting for San Antonio, which took a 2-0 lead in the series. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series will be on Saturday in Utah. Josh Howard and Al Jefferson scored 10 points apiece to lead the Jazz, who shot just 34.4 percent in the game, including a 1-for-6 mark from three-point range.
Final Score: Indiana 97, Orlando 74
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Danny Granger scored 26 points, Roy Hibbert had 18 and the Indiana Pacers ran away in the second half for a 97-74 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The Pacers outscored the Magic 32-17 in the third quarter and 53-36 in the second half to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Saturday in Orlando. Glen Davis scored 16 of his 22 points for Orlando in the second quarter, J.J. Redick had 13 points off the bench and Jameer Nelson added 10. The Pacers pulled away in the third quarter behind 12 points from Hibbert and better than 52 percent shooting from the field.
Final Score: Memphis 105, LA Clippers 98
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - There was no heroic comeback this time around. Rudy Gay led six players in double figures with 21 points and Memphis kept the Clippers at arm's length down the stretch, claiming a 105-98 Game 2 victory to even the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series. O.J. Mayo scored 20 points off the bench, Mike Conley posted 19 points and six assists and Zach Randolph added 15 points and eight rebounds. The Grizzlies, who entered the playoffs on an 11-game winning streak and finished 26-7 at home during the regular season, appeared on their way to a Game 1 rout before a stunning collapse that gave the visitors the improbable comeback from a 27-point There was no such theater on Wednesday, as Memphis answered every call, holding a lead no smaller than four in the final quarter. Chris Paul's four-point play brought the Clippers within 83-79, but Memphis answered with six straight to create some breathing room. Paul and Blake Griffin accounted for a large chunk of the Clippers' offense, scoring 29 and 22 points respectively. Paul also dished out six assists and picked up five steals, while Griffin grabbed nine rebounds in the loss. The Clippers return home to host Game 3 on Saturday.
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