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Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - From nearly suspended to the Game 7 hero, Paul George did it all for the Indiana Pacers. George had 30 points and 11 rebounds and the Pacers routed the Atlanta Hawks, 92-80, on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for a third straight year. George was 11-of-23 from the floor for Indiana, which will face the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards in the next round. The Pacers were almost without their superstar forward after he took a few steps on to the court during a skirmish between teammate George Hill and the Hawks' Mike Scott in Game 6. Traditionally, that has warranted a suspension, but a slight change in the language of the rule probably kept George away from missing this critical contest. It was the first time in the series that a team won back-to-back games.

Final Score: Oklahoma City 120, Memphis 109

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - The Grizzlies gave everything they had, but MVP front-runner Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City Thunder were just too much to handle for the under-manned visitors. Durant scored a game-high 33 points, Westbrook posted his third career playoff triple-double and the Thunder advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 120-109 win over Memphis in Saturday's Game 7. Westbrook stuffed the stat sheet, contributing 27 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Thunder reach the conference semis for the fourth consecutive season. Durant, meanwhile, shot a perfect 5-for-5 from behind the arc and added eight boards in the triumph. The Thunder will host either the Clippers or Warriors in Game 1 of the semis on Monday. Marc Gasol paced Memphis with 24 points and six assists and Mike Conley battled through an injured hamstring to tally 20 points with nine assists in defeat. Both players added four steals. Memphis led 3-2 in the series but missed its opportunity to advance at home in Game 6, losing more than just a game in the process. Star power forward Zach Randolph -- who led Memphis in scoring with 18.9 points per game in the series -- was suspended for Game 7 after punching Thunder rookie center Steven Adams late in Thursday's setback. The Grizzlies fell to 0-3 all-time in Game 7s.

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