Sport Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs take control of play-off series

07:50  18 april  2017
07:50  18 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

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The Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within two games of a first-round NBA play-off win over the Indiana Pacers with a 117-111 success.

Kyrie Irving recorded 37 points, with 27 from Kevin Love, as the Cavs moved 2-0 up in the best-of-seven series.

It was a little more nervy than it ought to have been, though, as the Cavs were leading by 18 points in the final quarter before taking their foot off the pedal. They held out to leave the Pacers with it all to do.

The San Antonio Spurs also took a 2-0 lead as Kawhi Leonard inspired a 96-82 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Leonard scored 37 points, combined with 11 rebounds, in his best ever play-off display as the Spurs took control.

Cleveland Cavaliers ease past Indiana Pacers in NBA play-offs .
The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a clean sweep of the Indiana Pacers to book their place in the conference semi-finals of the NBA play-offs. A 106-102 win for the Cavs made it 4-0 in the best-of-seven contest and they now await the winner of the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks in the next round.LeBron James, who has now not lost a game at this stage of the play-offs in 21, top scored with 33 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer with just over a minute remaining.The Houston Rockets are a game away from eliminating the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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