NBA Play-offs: Spurs level series, Cavs take charge

NBA Play-offs: Spurs level series, Cavs take charge
By Reuters

04/05/2017 at 07:30Updated 04/05/2017 at 09:57

LeBron James made more history as the Cleveland Cavaliers took at 2-0 lead against the Toronto Raptors while the San Antonio Spurs levelled their series against the Houston Rockets.

Spurs 121 Rockets 96

Kawhi Leonard recorded 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Two of their Western Conference semi-final play-off series on Wednesday.

The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 and moves to Houston for Games Three and Four on Friday and Sunday.

San Antonio's victory celebration was tempered, however, by an injury to guard Tony Parker. He was carried off the floor by team-mates with 8:43 remaining after scoring 18 points, clutching his left knee as he lay on the floor.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 points for the Spurs while James Harden recorded 13 points and 10 assists, and shot 3-for-17 from the field for the Rockets.

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Cavaliers 125, Raptors 103

LeBron James scorched Toronto for 39 points and became the NBA's second all-time leading scorer in the post-season as Cleveland rolled to a Game Two triumph.

James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place on a three-pointer in the third quarter. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 playoff points.

James also became the fourth player in NBA history (after Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili) to make 300 playoff three-pointers.

The Cavaliers own a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference best-of-seven semi-final series with Game Three in Toronto on Friday. Kyrie Irving added 22 points and 11 assists for Cleveland, which also received 18 points from Channing Frye.