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NBA Playoffs: Western Conference game two round-up

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In what looks to be a tight play-off affair in the Western Conference, we round-up the action as three ties go level whilst big-scoring LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland Trailblazers to a 2-0 lead.

The first action from game two in the Western Conference came at The Chesapeake Energy Arena as Oklahoma City Thunder welcomed the Memphis Grizzlies to town, leading 1-0 following a victory in game one.

OKC did everything right and looked to be on their way to securing victory but after the Grizzlies forced overtime, they ended up on the losing side as Zach Randolph scored 25 points for the visitors and they ran out 111-105 victors to tie the series at 1-1.

The other action on Monday also came from the west as The Clippers made up for their opening game loss with a convincing 138-98 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Blake Griffin, not for the first time this season, was the hero for the home side as he hit a career playoff-high 35 points. Showing no signs of disappointment after being fouled out of game one and levelling the series with a trip to Northern California on the horizon.

There was no Western Conference action on Tuesday so play resumed on Wednesday night with the Dallas Mavericks restoring parity against the San Antonio Spurs.

Despite being the eighth seed, Dallas showed they are in the play-off shake-up for a reason.  Following a late setback in game one, they were comfortable winners in game two which ended up 113-92 to the visitors thanks in-part to Shawn Marion's 20 points and five assists.

In the final match-up of the second round, it was LaMarcus Aldridge who grabbed the headlines again. His 43 points on the night, and 89 so far in the series have given the Portland Trail Blazers a 2-0 lead against the Houston Rockets.

Aldridge's points coupled with eight assists proved too much for the home defense to cope with and the Blazers take a confidence building lead back to The Moda Center on Sunday where they could finish the series in a sweep with two more victories on home court.

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