Chris Paul rescues Clippers when it counts

Chris Paul labored up and down the court for most of Thursday night's game with Golden State. He'd been dealing with a sore hamstring and chasing and harassing Stephen Curry all over the Oracle Arena floor.

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Jarome Iginla was credited with the game- winner with 6:28 left in overtime, as the Boston Bruins scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series from Joe Louis Arena. With just over 6 1/2 minutes left in the extra session, Dougie Hamilton threw a shot on net from just above the right circle that tipped off Iginla's stick in the circle before deflecting in off Danny DeKeyser's leg in front to give the Bruins a commanding 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Boston trailed 2-0 early in the second, but Torey Krug potted a power-play goal just past the midpoint of the frame before Milan Lucic lit the lamp 1:15 into the third to tie the tilt. Tuukka Rask turned aside 35 shots for the Presidents' Trophy winners, who will look to close out the series when they welcome the Red Wings to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall tallied a goal and an assist apiece for Detroit, which saw No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard scratched just before the start of the game with the flu. Jonas Gustavsson, making his first career playoff start, stopped 37 shots in the setback. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg returned from a 30-game absence and recorded one shot in just over 19 1/2 minutes of ice time.

Recap: Golden State vs. LA Clippers

After dismantling the Golden State Warriors to even up their quarterfinal series, the Los Angeles Clippers survived a scare on Thursday and took a 2-1 series lead in the process.

Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

Chris Paul pounded his chest and shouted toward the Golden State Warriors' bench. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan high-fived, and the Los Angeles Clippers soaked in the silence of the once-roaring, gold-shirt wearing crowd as they walked off the court together.

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Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.

Recap: Memphis vs. Oklahoma City

Mike Conley scored 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder, 98-95, in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series.

After Europe, Andres Nocioni ponders NBA comeback

Given that the first two games in the Bulls' Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Wizards produced few positive lasting memories, it's time to visit the archives before the series shifts to Washington for Friday's Game 3.

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