Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Thunder, Pacers, force Game 7s

Kevin Durant scored 36 points to break out of a slump, and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Memphis Grizzlies, 104-84, Thursday night to force a deciding seventh game in their first-round Western Conference series.

Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who haven't been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs since 2010.

Pacers 95, Hawks 88 - David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for top-seeded Indiana with a Game 6 victory in Atlanta.

The Hawks pushed out to an 84-79 lead. But for the fourth time in this back-and-forth affair, the road team won.

Meeting on Sterling

The NBA's advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about ending Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and will meet again next week.

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million Tuesday for making racist comments.

Meanwhile, the New York Post and ESPN, citing sources, reported that the 80-year-old owner has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time.

- Associated Press

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