Deron Williams scored 23 points, shaking off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors, 97-83, on Friday night in New York.
Despite appearing to hurt his left foot or ankle early in the third quarter, Williams dominated his matchup with Kyle Lowry and helped the Nets put it away with a three-pointer with just over a minute left that made it 92-79.
Game 7 is Sunday in Toronto, with the winner advancing to face the defending champion Miami Heat.
DeMar DeRozan scored 28 for the Raptors, who will have to go the distance if they are to win a seven-game series for the first time in franchise history. They haven't won any postseason series since 2001.
Trying desperately to make a more hostile home environment, the Nets gave a 25 percent discount on food in the first half hour after doors opened and handed out white T-shirts to all fans - then made multiple requests that fans put them on.
But the crowd got behind Williams as he limped around the floor after his injury, trying to shake it off so he could stay in the game.
Mavericks 113, Spurs 111 - Monta Ellis scored 12 of his 29 points to lead a fourth-quarter comeback, Dirk Nowitzki added 22, and Dallas forced a Game 7 in its first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio. The eighth-seeded Mavericks bounced back from consecutive losses by handing the Spurs their first road defeat when leading after three quarters this season.
Warriors 100, Clippers 99 - Stephen Curry collected 24 points and nine assists as Golden State held off visiting Los Angeles to even the best-of-seven Western Conference series at three games apiece Thursday night.
Ex-Sixer Andre Iguodala scored 15 points, and Draymond Green added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who forced a Game 7 at Los Angeles on Sunday.
Jermaine O'Neal left the game after spraining his right knee on a play that some Warriors are calling dirty.
"Either he has terrible balance for a professional athlete or he was diving for my legs," O'Neal said of the Clippers' Glen Davis.