Top seeds continue to dominate the 2013 NBA Playoffs, as the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Indiana Pacers held home court again to take 2-0 leads in their first-round matchups.
Paul George poured in a career-high 27 points, while George Hill scored 22 as the Indiana Pacers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks, 113-98. The Pacers out-rebounded the Hawks, and also had more steals and blocks.
"Not only were they being physical, but they were trying to our air space and trying to pressure us more defensively, trying to force more turnovers," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "We had less turnovers in Game 2 than we did in Game 1."
In the West, the Thunder were outrebounded by the Houston Rockets, 57-40, but were still able to edge Houston, 105-102. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each dropped 29 points to lead the Thunder, and Serge Ibaka added 11 rebounds and six blocks.
"We all stuck together," Westbrook said. "They made a run when we weren't able to make shots, but I thought everybody had a big role toward the end of the game and we came up with the win."
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The late game saw the Spurs hold off a late run by the Los Angeles Lakers to earn another double-digit victory, 102-91. The Lakers struggled to contain Tony Parker, who scored 28 points on nine-of-20 shooting from the field.
San Antonio shot 51.2 percent from the field, and forced the Lakers into 13 turnovers.