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Parity thrives in NBA

These NBA conference semifinals are fit to be tied. Four series, all knotted at one game apiece, the first time that’s ever happened in the second round of the NBA playoffs under the current league format, according to STATS LLC. For the favorites home-court advantage has disappeared. Yet, Miami, New York, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are four of the league’s top five winningest road teams this season – which probably isn’t great news for Chicago, Indiana, Golden State and Memphis, the lower-seeded clubs who will all be hosting pivotal Game 3s when NBA playoff action resumes today and Saturday. – AP

• For schedule, see SCOREBOARD/ B4



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