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NBA Play offs: Western Conference Game 4 round-up

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The Western Conference play offs are giving nothing away as they head into the fifth game and, with only the Portland Trail Blazers leading their series, we round-up the action from Game 4.

The Portland Trail Blazers edged out The Houston Rockets by 123-120 in overtime to take a 3-1 series lead in to what could be the last game of the series on Wednesday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge found his touch again and top scored with 29 points and 10 rebounds in what looks to be a commanding series lead for the Blazers. Dwight Howard's 25 and 14 rebounds was not enough for the Rockets who came up short in overtime by 17 points to 14.

The Dallas Mavericks fought back from a 20-point deficit but could not hold on as their series with The San Antonio Spurs went to 2-2. Leading by 14 at the halfway stage, and after adding to that total in the third, the Spurs looked set to take a 3-1 lead.

However,  Dirk Nowitzki hit 19 to give the Mavs a chance, but after clawing their way back they could not hold on and the Spurs saw themselves home 93-89 to even the score ahead of an all-important Game 5.

OKC needed overtime to kill off the Grizzlies 92-89 on a night which saw regular sharpshooters Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outshone by Reggie Jackson. Jackson his a playoff-best 32 whilst the main men could only manage 15-a-piece.

Memphis rallied in the fourth to come from 64-52 down and force OT. It seemed to show however as Oklahoma managed to sneak the victory, outscoring the their opponents 12-9 in the additional five minutes. The result ties the series 2-2.

The Clippers game with Golden State was a mere sideshow after the revelations involving LA owner Donald Sterling emerged this week, and it seemed to have an impact on his team as they were comfortably swept aside at The Oracle Arena.

Sterling has been reported to have made racist comments and facing heavy sanctions from the league.

And after Stephen Curry hit seven 3-pointers which helped him to a total of 33 with seven rebounds, the Clippers could not respond. The Warriors ended up victorious by 118 points to 97 to make it 2-2 ahead of Thursday night's fifth meeting.

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