NBA: Indiana take lead on the road, Spurs and Grizzlies win at home

As we get into the thick of the NBA playoffs, here is your convenient morning round-up.

Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger defends a shot by Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu.
Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger defends a shot by Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu.
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THE SAN ANTONIO Spurs cruised past the Utah Jazz 114-83 in the NBA on Wednesday while Indiana and Memphis also won.

The comfortable victory gave the Spurs a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.

San Antonio started brightly and shot out to a 17-4 lead in the early stages of the first quarter.

The advantage was 11 points at quarter time and although the Jazz closed within five midway through the second at 31-26, San Antonio embarked on an amazing 20-0 run to blow the game wide open.

The winners led 87-53 at the end of the third quarter and took the opportunity to rotate their squad in the latter stages of the match as they coasted to victory.

Tony Parker (18 points, nine rebounds), Kawhi Leonard (17 points) and Tim Duncan (12 points, 13 rebounds) all impressed for the winners.
Australian Patty Mills shot nine points in his 14 minutes on the court for the Spurs, while Utah’s Josh Howard and Al Jefferson both scored 10 points.

The Indiana Pacers took a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series against the Orlando Magic after a 97-74 win on Wednesday.

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Indiana smashed the home side by 32-17 in the third quarter to set up their win.

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Danny Granger top-scored for the Pacers with 26 points and Glen Davis hit 22 points for the Magic.

In Memphis, the Grizzlies won Game Two against the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to level their series at 1-1.

While the Clippers’ Chris Paul was the top-scorer of the game with 29 points, the Grizzlies had a wider group of contributors with six players scoring over ten including Rudy Gay (21 points), OJ Mayo (20 points) and Mike Conley (19 points).

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