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NBA: Wizards Beat Cavaliers in Game 2 of Playoff Series


The Washington Wizards beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-84, in National Basketball Association playoff action Tuesday night.

Washington's Gilbert Arenas scored 30 points, while teammates Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison added 21 points each to help the Wizards tie the best-of-seven series (an Eastern Conference quarterfinal) at one game each. Cleveland's LeBron James, who had a triple-double in the first game of the series, scored 26 points but made 10 turnovers - one miscue shy of the NBA playoff record.

In New Jersey at another Eastern Conference quarterfinal, Vince Carter scored 33 points in the Nets' 90-75 rout of the Indiana Pacers. The Nets' Richard Jefferson added 21 points and Nenad Krstic chipped in another 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The New Jersey-Indiana series is now tied at one game apiece.

In the Western Conference at San Antonio, the Spurs downed the Sacramento Kings, 128-119, in overtime. San Antonio's Brent Barry hit a three-point shot four seconds before the buzzer to set up the extra period. Manu Ginobili led San Antonio with 32 points - eight of them in overtime - and Barry and Tony Parker hit 22 points each.

The Spurs have won both games in their best-of-seven playoff with the Kings.

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