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DALLAS---Houston s James
Harden and Dwight Howard set
personal playoff bests in points
and rebounds respectively as the
Rockets edged Dallas 130-128 on
Friday night to take a 3-0 lead in
the all-Texan NBA first-round
The Rockets moved within one
win of a berth in the last eight of
the playoffs, as did Washington
with a close-fought win over
Toronto, while San Antonio took
the advantage in its playoff series
by cruising past the Los Angeles
Harden scored 42 points in a
dominating role after deferring to
Howard and role players in the
first two wins. Howard dominated
the boards, pulling in 26 rebounds.
The high-scoring game was Dallas
first without effectively banished
point guard Rajon Rondo, and
Monta Ellis had a playoff career-
high 34 points to match Dirk Now-
Ellis missed a potential tying
jumper just before the buzzer, leav-
ing Dallas to face a fourth straight
year without winning a postseason
series since taking the franchise s
Game 4 is today at Dallas.
That unlikely challenge now also
faces Toronto after Washington
went ahead 3-0 with a 106-99
victory over the Raptors.
John Wall had 19 points and 15
assists and 37-year-old Paul Pierce
hit two key late 3-pointers for the
Six Wizards scored in double
figures, including Marcin Gortat,
who had 24 points and 13
rebounds. Pierce s 18 points were
highlighted by a 3-pointer that
capped a 10-2 run with 2 minutes
left, and another with 16.3 seconds
remaining after Toronto got within
Washington can clinch the series
when its hosts Game 4 on Sunday.
Toronto was paced by DeMar
DeRozan, who scored a team play-
off-record 20 points in the first
quarter and 32 overall, and the
Raptors led by 10 points early. But
the Raptors were too inconsistent,
just as they have been all series.
San Antonio led from start to
finish in a surprisingly comfortable
100-73 win against the Clippers,
going up 2-1 in the series.
Game 4 is today in San Antonio.
Rockets take 3-0
lead over Mavs
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RIO DE JANEIRO---The world gov-
erning body of sailing threatened Fri-
day to move all of its events for the
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of
the city s Guanabara Bay if action isn t
taken quickly to clean the heavily pol-
luted body of water that many sailors
have described as an "open sewer."
Alastair Fox, the head of competitions
for the governing body ISAF, said sailing
officials had become "frustrated with
it all" after seeing little done to clean
the bay of raw sewage and floating
"If we have to race all the races out-
side the bay, if that s what it comes to,
to ensure a fair regatta, then that s
something we re going to explore and
could do," Fox said in a telephone inter-
Fox said two sailing courses located
just outside the bay in the open
Atlantic---and a third being planned
there---could be used for all races. Three
other courses have been planned inside
the bay, but may not be used.
Fox said the ISAF had asked the
Olympic Committee to pressure Brazil-
ian politicians. He said the local organ-
izing committee was not at fault, put-
ting the blame on the government.
"We are going to review the situation
and make some more recommenda-
tions---demands is probably the right
word---to make sure things are done,"
Rio officials promised to clean the
bay as part of their campaign in winning
the bid in 2009. But as with last year s
World Cup in Brazil, not all large prom-
ises may be kept.
Over the last year, officials of the
Rio state government have claimed
progress in Guanabara, only to be con-
tradicted by scientists who study the
bay s ecology. In February IOC officials
assessing Rio s preparations said they
were hopeful pledges to clean the bay
would be kept.
But shortly after IOC officials left
town, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes in a
television interview called the Guan-
abara cleanup "a lost opportunity."
"It is a pity that the Olympics, in
this case, won t be the reason to solve
the pollution issue once and for all,"
Guanabara presents two problems
First, untreated sewage is a health
risk. Second, rubbish that washes into
the bay from the city s hilltop favelas,
or slums, could stop races, foul rudders
and cause the loss of an Olympic gold
"The bottom line is we ve got to have
a fair Olympics," Fox said, "and make
sure that our sailors are not at risk from
health problems and there is fair rac-
Several months ago, a drug-resistant
"super bacteria," normally found in
hospitals and difficult to treat, was dis-
covered in the water in a river feeding
into the bay.
"We knew we would need patience
with this," Fox said. "But I think a lot
of people are surprised it has taken this
long and we re still not really sure how
much they will be able to do."
Fox said a test event in August would
be critical. He said he expected many
sailors to arrive in Rio beginning in
November and stay through May to
test the courses.
Other waters around Rio are also
Earlier this month, at least 37 tons
of dead fish were dredged from Rio s
Rodrigo de Freitas lake in the heart of
Rio. This is the venue for rowing and
Rio environmental officials said the
die-off was caused by a sudden change
in water temperature. However, several
scientists told The Associated Press
that pollution was to blame. (AP)
Olympic sailing events may be
moved from Rio's polluted bay
Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis, left, defends as Houston Rockets' James Harden
looks for an opening to the basket in the second half of Game 3 in their first-
round playoff series Friday night. The Rockets won 130-128. AP PHOTO
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