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NBA roundup — April 8

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Nets 88, Heat 87

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and Brooklyn finished off a four-game season sweep of host Miami. It was the third time Brooklyn beat Miami by a single point; the other win came in double-overtime. Marcus Thornton scored 16 points and Paul Pierce added 14 for the Nets, who became the first team in the last two years to sweep the Heat. Miami was the only team in the league to beat every team last season and would have repeated that feat with a win Tuesday.

Pistons 102, Hawks 95

Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each had a double-double and Detroit snapped a 10-game skid in Atlanta with a victory over the Hawks. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Hawks hold a two-game lead over New York for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Paul Millsap had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta, which had won three of four.

Timberwolves 110, Spurs 91

Ricky Rubio scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 15 rebounds, leading host Minnesota to a victory over San Antonio. Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Corey Brewer scored 14 points for the Timberwolves, who have beaten Miami and San Antonio in two of their last three games. Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and six rebounds for the Spurs, who were playing without Tony Parker.


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