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NBA Playoffs: Pacers, Thunder, Warriors stay alive

NBA Playoffs: Pacers, Thunder, Warriors stay alive

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UNDATED (AP)_For the first time in NBA history, there will be three Game 7’s on the same day– Saturday– to decide first-round playoff series. Here’s how that happened:

— Indiana captured a must-win Game 6 by winning in Atlanta 95-88 to even that series at 3-3. David West led Indiana on a 16-0 run to end the game. Paul George and West led the Pacers with 24 apiece. George Stephenson added 21. Jeff Teague led all scorers with 29 for the Hawks. Game 7 is Saturday in Indianapolis.

— Oklahoma City stayed alive by routing Memphis 104-84. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 36 points and 10 rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 25. Game 7 will be Saturday in Oklahoma City.

— The Golden State Warriors nipped the L.A. Clippers 100-99 to force a Game 7 Saturday to decide which team advances to the Western Conference semifinals. Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry led the Warriors with 24 points and nine assists. Game 7 is Saturday at Staples Center.

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