Paul, Griffin help Clippers even series with Spurs 

click to enlarge Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (3) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday. - DARREN ABATE/AP
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  • Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (3) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday.

Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the host San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their Western Conference first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

J.J. Redick scored 17 points for the Clippers and Austin Rivers provided an unexpected boost off the bench with a postseason career-high 16 points.

Game 5 of the only series that is tied after four games is Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points, Tim Duncan had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Parker added 18 points, but Paul proved too much.

Cavaliers 101, Celtics 93

Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of the Eastern Conference series but lost Kevin Love to a dislocated shoulder midway through the first quarter, when he got tangled up with the Boston's Kelly Olynyk on a rebound attempt. The forward could be sidelined anywhere from two weeks to the remainder of the postseason. He will be re-examined in Cleveland today.

LeBron James scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving contributed 24 points and 11 assists.

Mavericks 121, Rockets 109

Ex-Warrior Monta Ellis scored a game-high 31 points and Dallas overcame an early deficit to stave off elimination in Game 4.

James Harden led the Rockets with 24 points, but he missed all but one of his seven 3-point tries. The series will return to Houston on Tuesday.

Wizards 125, Raptors 94

Bradley Beals paced six double-figure scorers with 23 points, as Washington coasted to a four-game sweep of the Eastern Conference playoff series.

The Wizards advanced to the second round in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1979, when they lost in the NBA Finals.

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