Monday, May 5, 2014

Tony Parker leads Spurs beat Mavs to advance, Nets beat Raptors

Tony Parker had 32 points as the San Antonio Spurs who were leading by as many as 31 routed the Dallas Mavericks 119-96 to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Tim Duncan dived into Dallas' bench to save a ball, the Spurs' bench was up on their feet to celebrate baskets. Parker was 11 out of 19 tries from the field and 10 for 13 on free throws.

Manu Ginobili contributed 20 points, Danny Green had 16 points and Duncan and Kawhi Leonard chipped in 15 points apiece for San Antonio.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Dallas.

San Antonio advances to meet the 5th seed Portland Trail Blazers, who upset the Houston Rockets in a 6 game series. Game 1 will be on Tuesday in San Antonio.

In the East, Pierce's block in the dying seconds bring the Nets past Raptors 104-103. Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry's shot in the dying seconds of the game, the Nets beat Toronto Raptors 104-103 in Game 7 on Sunday, they will advance in the second round of the playoffs against the Miami Heat.

Brooklyn Nets was leading by one point they use their last timeout after a botched play failing to inbound the ball. Shaun Livingston tried a lob pass to Pierce which was caught by Terrence Ross and bounced it off Pierce that resulted to Nets turnover.

Toronto timeout and the ball end up in Lowry's hand, he drive for a shot that was blocked by Pierce as time expired.

Joe Johnson lead the nets with 26 points. Marcus Thornton had 17, Kevin Garnett chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 13 points.

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