Los Angeles —Tim Duncan scored 28 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 and the defending champion San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-107 in overtime Wednesday night, tying their Western Conference playoff series at 1-1.
The Spurs blew 10-point leads in the third and fourth quarters, and got into overtime on a pair of free throws by Patty Mills with 8 seconds left in regulation. Duncan scored four straight points in the extra session while playing with five fouls.
His jumper snapped a 101-all tie, Mills followed with a fast-break layup off Leonard's long pass, and Leonard scored on a layup for a 107-101 lead with 56 seconds left.
Mills finished with 18 points off the bench after starting point guard Tony Parker departed early with an injury. Boris Diaw had 12.
The series, the only one of the eight in the first round that is tied after two games, moves to San Antonio for Game 3 on Friday night.
Blake Griffin had his first career playoff triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, but a costly turnover late in regulation.
DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers.
Chris Paul's two free throws gave the Clippers a 94-92 lead with 50 seconds left in regulation, but Griffin lost the ball while dribbling with a chance to put it away and Mills tied it with two free throws.
Paul missed the potential winning shot with a 19-footer from the right side as regulation expired. The Clippers were 9 of 21 from the line in the fourth, but they hung in while Spurs were held to two field goals over the final 6:41.
The Clippers failed to follow up their dominant showing in Game 1, when they led by 20 points in the fourth and won by 15.
Danny Green hit the Spurs' third consecutive 3-pointer to start the fourth, launching an 11-4 spurt that restored their lead to 88-78.
The Clippers cut their deficit to 88-87 on a free throw by Matt Barnes, capping a run of nine straight points, with all but five of them coming from the line.
They tied the game at 90-all on a pair of free throws by Redick.
Duncan scored four of the Spurs' first five points of the third, stretching their lead to 10 points. The Clippers put together an 11-1 run, including five in a row by Paul, to get to 59-58.
But Mills ended the third with consecutive 3-pointers, putting the Spurs back in front 77-74 going into the fourth.
(At) Atlanta 96, Brooklyn 91: Paul Millsap scored 19 points and top-seeded Atlanta again survived a tougher-than-expected test from Brooklyn, holding on for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Squandering an early 12-point lead, the Hawks fell behind before halftime and spent the rest of the game struggling to put away the No. 8 seed.
It went down to the wire. Deron Williams missed an open 15-foot jumper that would've tied it with about 10 seconds to go. Kyle Korver rebounded, was fouled and made two free throws to clinch Atlanta's win.
The best-of-seven shifts to Brooklyn for the next two contests. Game 3 is Saturday.
Millsap, who missed five games near the end of the season with a sprained right shoulder, ditched a pad that he felt restricted his shooting motion. He responded by hitting 7 of 11 shots.
(At) Memphis 97, Portland 82: Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 18 points, and Memphis beat Portland to grab the franchise's first 2-0 lead in a playoff series.
The Grizzlies took full advantage of starting the playoffs with home-court advantage for only the second time in their short postseason history. They had only won their playoff opener once before, and that was on the road in San Antonio in 2011.
Marc Gasol had 15 points, and Zach Randolph and Beno Udrih added 10 apiece.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and he also had four blocks with two steals. Damian Lillard added 18 points but the Trail Blazers lost their first two playoff games for the first time since 2011, when they fell in six games to Dallas.
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