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Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:58 PM

Associated Press

James scores 30, Heat take Game 5, 90-79

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 30 points, Udonis Haslem made his last eight shots on the way to a 16-point night and the Miami Heat used a dominant third quarter to turn things around and beat the Indiana Pacers 90-79 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

Mario Chalmers scored 12 and Dwyane Wade added 10 for the Heat, who lead the series 3-2 and will look to close it out at Indiana on Saturday night. The Heat ousted the Pacers in six games in a second-round matchup last season.

Paul George had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who got 22 points from Roy Hibbert and 17 from David West.

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Schwartzel takes lead at Memorial

DUBLIN — Charl Schwartzel made sure one hole didn’t ruin an entire round Thursday in the Memorial.

Schwartzel hit the ball so consistently well at Muirfield Village that the former Masters champion twice had stretches of four straight birdies. And when he made a double bogey with an 8-iron in hand and his ball on a tee toward the end of the round, he got rid of that bad taste with one last birdie for a 7-under 65.

Schwartzel had a 1-shot lead over Scott Piercy and was six shots clear of 5-time winner Tiger Woods.

Woods hit the ball well enough to be much closer, though he missed too many birdie chances and didn’t make up any ground on the par 5s.

Woods was one shot worse than 53-year-old Fred Couples, the Presidents Cup captain at Muirfield Village this fall, and one shot better than 14-year-old Guan Tianlang, who has played more PGA Tour events than Woods over the last two months.

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, might be headed for another short week at the tournament Jack Nicklaus built. After opening with a birdie, McIlroy didn’t putt nearly well enough to atone for some loose shots, finishing with a 78.

Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar each had a 68, the best score of the afternoon.

Josh Teater, Russell Henley and Kyle Stanley were at 67, while Charlie Wi, Matt Jones and Michael Thompson shot 69.

Former PGA champion Keegan Bradley shot 71.

Last Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:58 PM
 

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