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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP Saturday's games



Published: Sun, April 21, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Pacers 89, Nets 83

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jermaine O'Neal scored all but two of his 30 points in the first three quarters, Ron Artest came up with three steals in a critical span of the fourth quarter, and Reggie Miller played his best down the stretch in Game 1. With O'Neal showing off his inside-outside repertoire and Brad Miller contributing 18 points and 12 rebounds, Indiana's frontcourt dominated New Jersey's. O'Neal outscored Kenyon Martin 30-15 at the power forward position, and the Nets got just seven points from centers Todd MacCulloch and Jason Collins.

Kings 89, Jazz 86

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber had 24 points and 12 rebounds and blocked a late 3-point attempt by Scott Padgett. Webber hit a free throw with 7.1 seconds to go, providing the final margin, but he gave the Jazz a final chance by missing the second. After a timeout, Padgett inbounded to Karl Malone, who kicked it back to Padgett. His 3-point attempt was blocked by Webber but the ball went back to John Stockton, whose 3-point try bounced high off the rim and was coming back down when Padgett got a hand on the ball and tried to slam in through. Padgett, who had no reason to touch the ball because the Jazz needed three points, was called for offensive goaltending with 0.3 seconds remaining.

Spurs 110, SuperSonics 89

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan recorded the second triple-double of his career and Tony Parker scored 21 points. Duncan finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Spurs, who broke open a game that was tied at halftime by making 15 of 20 shots in the third quarter, including a 4-for-5 performance on 3-pointers. Of the Sonics' 13 points in the quarter, Gary Payton had nine. Malik Rose and Antonio Daniels each scored 13 and Danny Ferry had 11.

Hornets 80, Magic 79

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Having to carry the offensive load after Jamal Mashburn was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms, Baron Davis scored 28 points and had a key steal with three seconds remaining. Mashburn, Charlotte's leading scorer at 21.5 points a game, started the game but bent over during a first-quarter timeout and vomited into a trash can next to the team's bench. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance for overnight observation. Mashburn played 10 minutes, missing all six of his shots. Tracy McGrady led the Magic with 20 points but shot just 8-for-21. Darrell Armstrong scored 16 and Monty Williams added 14 for Orlando. P.J. Brown had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets and George Lynch added 10 points.

-- Associated Press




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