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May 16, 2005

No games scheduled.

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Sunday

_ Chauncey Billups, Pistons, scored 29 points in Detroit’s 89-76 win over Indiana.

_ Ray Allen, SuperSonics, scored 32 points as Seattle defeated San Antonio 101-89.

_ Josh Howard, Mavericks, scored 29 points to lead Dallas to a 119-109 victory over Phoenix.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Tim Duncan had 35 points and 10 rebounds, but Seattle beat San Antonio 101-89 Sunday night to tie the series at two games each. ... Steve Nash had a playoff career high of 48 points, but Phoenix lost to Dallas 119-109. The series is tied at two games each.

POOR SHOOTING

Indiana collapsed in the first quarter Sunday, when a free throw by Jamaal Tinsley was their only point in a stretch of almost eight minutes. Detroit beat the Pacers 89-76 to tie their series at two games each.

SPEAKING

``It was answering the bell. We couldn’t afford to go down 3-1 to this team. I’m the megaphone on the team. I say what other people feel.″ _ Detroit’s Rasheed Wallace, who guaranteed a victory after a Game 3 loss on Friday, then scored 17 points in the Pistons’ 89-76 win over Indiana on Sunday.

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