NBA Playoffs: Heat and Warriors cruise

NBA Playoffs: Heat and Warriors cruise
May 8, 2013, 10:45 pm
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A romp for the Heat, who top Bulls 115-78

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) For the first time in these playoffs, the Miami Heat were facing some real adversity.

They responded with a technical knockout.

After nine technical fouls, two ejections and a whole lot of extracurricular pushing and shoving, the end results were as follows: The biggest postseason win in Heat history, the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history, and tons of fresh venom pulsing through the veins of this now-tied Eastern Conference semifinal series. Miami won 115-78, a stunning outcome for a game that was basically back-and-forth for much of the first half.

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Warriors end skid at 30 in San Antonio, tie series

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Golden State coach Mark Jackson insisted the Warriors' historic collapse in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals would only help his team's growth.

The young Warriors took a big step in their development Wednesday night, withstanding another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory to even their series at one game apiece and snap a 30-game skid in the Alamo City.

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