Basketball - Parker leads Spurs to second victory over Lakers

Tony Parker scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as the San Antonio Spurs took a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs and Andrew Goudelock of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference quarter-finals (AFP)

Spurs 102, Lakers 91

Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard added 16 points apiece for the Spurs, who were in control for much of the second half before finally breaking away midway through the fourth quarter.

The series shifts to Los Angeles on Friday for Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference series.

Dwight Howard battled foul trouble throughout en route to 16 points and nine rebounds and Steve Blake scored 16 before leaving with an injury for the Lakers, who led briefly in the second quarter but never got closer than six points after halftime.

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Thunder 105, Rockets 102

The Oklahoma City Thunder knocked off the Houston Rockets 105-102 to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 29 points apiece as the hosts opened up a clear advantage in the best-of-seven play-off series.

Serge Ibaka had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Thunder followed up their 29-point Game 1 victory. Game 3 is Saturday at Houston.

James Harden had 36 points and 11 rebounds and Chandler Parsons scored 17 points for the Rockets. Patrick Beverley added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Omer Asik grabbed 14 rebounds.

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Pacers 113, Hawks 98

Paul George collected 27 points and eight rebounds and George Hill scored 22 as hosts Indiana took a 2-0 lead over Atlanta in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series.

Roy Hibbert and Gerald Green added 15 points apiece for the Pacers. The series shifts to Atlanta for Game 3 on Saturday.

Devin Harris scored 17 points and Josh Smith and Jeff Teague had 16 apiece for the Hawks, who have allowed a total of 220 points in the first two games.

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