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Thunder turn things around in San Antonio

Coming off a 32-point loss, Oklahoma City started strong in Game 2 and withstood a wild ending Monday night to even its Western Conference semifinal.

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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Popovich: No explanation from refs after game (0:56)
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Parker goes no-look on insane assist (0:11)
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Cavaliers close out Game 1 win over Hawks

Cleveland let an 18-point lead disappear in Game 1 of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Atlanta but finished strong Monday night behind LeBron James (25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds) to remain unbeaten in this year's playoffs.

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James throws down the huge flush (0:18)
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LeBron shrugs at Hawks' lack of defense (0:15)
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Durant motors his way to basket for dunk (0:22)
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Stephen A.: Heat are automatic title contenders with Durant (1:55)
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Le Batard: Bosh situation 'super unusual' (1:43)
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Wilbon: Thunder show one bad game isn't the end (1:43)
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Windhorst: LeBron's "Space Jam" plans for down the road (0:40)
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LeBron's pinpoints this pass to Jefferson for the dunk (0:18)
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#NBArank best playoff Vines compilation (5:50)
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Kevin Durant is the NBA's next villain (2:15)
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Haywood: No Steph, no problem for Klay (0:45)
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LeBron gets and-1 opportunity, flexes in celebration (0:15)
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Henderson and Varejao ejected after tempers flare (1:09)
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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game (0:19)
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Jemele is not getting too hyped over the Raptors (1:42)
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Larry Bird is the loneliest man in Toronto (0:21)
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Drake fired up after Raptors' 3-pointer (0:19)
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Pippen surprises Jordan at halftime (0:21)
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Will we see Curry in Game 3? (1:09)
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POTUS: Kobe and a mic drop (0:20)
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Heat pass emotional Game 7 test to advance

After staving off elimination in Charlotte, the Heat seized control of Game 7 in the second half and moved on to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 106-73 rout of the Hornets.

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Durant flies past Diaw to throw down

Kevin Durant beat Boris Diaw to the rim and finished with a two-handed dunk.

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Cavs claim Game 1 against Hawks

LeBron James led the way with 25 points, nine assists and five steals to help Cleveland strike first in the Eastern Conference semis.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri told SportsNet 590 radio about Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan's shooting struggles: "It can't go on forever, they're just too good for it to go on forever." Toronto became just the second team in NBA history to win a playoff series with both its top two scorers shooting under 33 percent, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Ujiri was the latest to credit Indiana's George Hill and Paul George for their great defense on the All-Star backcourt.

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Here's the entire final sequence including the part where a fan appeared to grab and hold Steven Adams during the play.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Quote of the night from Richard Jefferson: "You can always try and find a silver lining, but I'd rather be Negative Nancy. Whenever you get a team to 15 points, they are almost dead. When you get it to 18, all you've got to do is lift the shovel up and pour dirt on 'em, especially if you want to be a high-level team. We didn't do that tonight and it almost cost us."

Parker goes no-look on insane assist

We're not even sure how Tony Parker knew where LaMarcus Aldridge was.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

What's the last NBA play that crazy? Anything since the Paul Westphal illegal timeout/Gar Heard tying bucket in the 1976 Finals?

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Lost in all this ridiculousness is the worst decision of all: Billy Donovan persisting in having Waiters inbound the ball in critical times

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder bounced back in impressive fashion from a 32-point drubbing in Game 1 to take Game 2, 98-97. It was a chaotic finish with the Thunder holding on for dear life, but they walk out of San Antonio with exactly what they needed -- a split.