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Parker leads Spurs to victory

The San Antonio Spurs opened up a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semi-final series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 118-103 win.

The Spurs held a 20-point lead at half-time and despite a spirited fightback from the home side they could not claw back the deficit as Tony Parker led the visitors with 29 points.

In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-90 to reduce the defending champions' series lead to 2-1.

Joe Johnson had 19 points as six Nets players got into double figures while LeBron James led the Heat with 28 points.