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Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

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POSTED April 22, 2014 11:51 p.m.

CHICAGO (AP) — Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead.

Nene scored the first six points in overtime after being held in check by Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah in regulation, and the Wizards hung on after Kirk Hinrich failed to convert at the foul line in the closing seconds.

Raptors 100, Nets 95

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Amir Johnson scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 as the Raptors rebounded from a 94-87 loss in Game 1. It was Valanciunas’ second straight playoff double-double.

Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Deron Williams had 15 and Mirza Teletovic 14 for the Nets, who will host Game 3 on Friday night.

Hampered by foul trouble throughout the game, Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce went 2 for 11 from the field, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range. He finished with seven points.

Pacers 101, Hawks 85

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, leading Indiana to the victory.

The Pacers and Hawks are tied at a game apiece heading into Game 3 in Atlanta on Thursday.

Reserve Luis Scola added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half.

Indiana grabbed control with a 25-2 run that carried over into the fourth quarter.

George was especially effective even though he spent much of the night defending Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, who had 14 points. Paul Millsap finished with 19 for Atlanta.

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