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Bulls take 3-1 series lead over Nets

Sun., April 28, 2013, midnight

Nate Robinson scored 34 points, and the Chicago Bulls wiped out a 14-point deficit late in regulation and beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-134 in triple overtime Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

The Bulls were trailing 109-95 with less than 4 minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Robinson put the Bulls on his back and carried them to the wild victory. He scored all but five of his points after the third quarter, including the first 12 in a 14-0 run that wiped out the deficit.

Chicago will try to wrap up the best-of-seven series at Brooklyn on Monday. The Nets wasted a prime chance to draw even with the Bulls and steal back home-court advantage.

Oklahoma City 104, Houston 101: Kevin Durant scored 41 points in his first game without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder fought off a late rally to beat the Rockets for a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.

Durant scored 27 points in the first half, and the Thunder led by 26 points before a big third-quarter rally by the Rockets put them within striking distance.

Memphis 104, L.A. Clippers 83: Marc Gasol had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Grizzlies beat Los Angeles at Memphis to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all.

Zach Randolph finished with 24 points and nine rebounds as the Grizzlies won their second straight game.

Mike Conley had 15 points and 13 assists for Memphis.

Atlanta 90, Indiana 69: Al Horford had 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Hawks turned things around dramatically in their playoff series, blowing out the Pacers in Game 3 at Atlanta.

The Hawks raced to a 54-30 halftime lead and narrowed the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

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