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San Antonio name their Spurs

San Antonio are on the brink of knocking Dallas out of the NBA play-offs after a 109-103 win on Wednesday.

The Spurs now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 thanks to 23 points from Tony Parker and double-doubles from Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter.

Vince Carter made 28 points and Dirk Nowitzki 26 for the Mavs, but it mattered little.

Toronto blew their biggest lead in the franchise's play-off history but still held on to see off Brooklyn.

The Raptors let a 26-point advantage go in the face of a 32-8 run in the fourth quarter, but still got over the line 115-113.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as they moved 3-2 ahead in the series

Houston staved off elimination as they beat Portland 108-98 to get back to 3-2 in their series.

Jeremy Lin climbed off the bench to score 21 points for the Rockets.