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NBA — The Spurs find themselves down 2-0 in a playoff series for the first time since 2001 as the Hornets blew past them in the second half of Game 2, a quick 10-0 run helping to expand a 1-point halftime deficit to a 102-84 win. Chris Paul and Peja Stojakovic led the way with 30 and 25 points respectively. Tony Parker was emasculated by someone other than his wife for once, as he was limited to 11 points and blocked twice by Tyson Chandler. Things got momentarily heated when David West clapped in Fabricio Oberto's face after the big man got called on a reach-in. Argentines just don't understand our boisterous ways. 

The Pistons also jumped to a 2-0 lead over the Magic, not without a whiff of controversy as the Pistons took the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter on a Chauncey Billups 3-pointer that took longer to get off than the 5.1 seconds remaining on the clock. Dwight Howard bounced back with 22 and 18 after a unimpressive showing in Game 1, but ultimately just missed the put back that would've tied the game in the final minute.

MLB —  The Orioles collapse is in full swing (what took so long?), as they drop their fifth in the last six games in 10 innings to Oakland… Ervin Santana is off to an okay start, tossing a four-hit complete game shutout over the Royals to improve to 6-0… Looks like Johnny Cueto is good again. The rookie struck out eight in six innings to earn his second win… Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer uses old age and treachery, not to mention 11 runs of support, to top the hard-throwing Diamondbacks youngster Max Scherzer.

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