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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Timberwolves were up 10 with 2:44 left in the 1st half. They've shot the ball better than Houston. (46% to 41%) But 3 straight made threes (Gordon, Harden & Ariza) and we go into halftime with Rockets down just 1.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler grabbed his left ankle while on the ground. He limped off during the timeout.

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

Oh also: it's Saturday night and the Pelicans just won a playoff series in an upset sweep. At home. New Orleans gonna be🍹🎶💃🏻

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Karl Anthony Towns unleashes his frustration with a huge dunk over Clint Capela. (And lets him hear about it afterwards) His first shot of the game.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns did not attempt a shot in the first quarter. The Rockets continue to send a hard double-team when he touches the ball in the post.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler is much more assertive early than he was during the two losses in Houston. He has 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 10 minutes after averaging 12 points and attempting a total of only 17 shots in the first two games of the series.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans sweeps Portland and now will wait the winner of the Golden State, San Antonio series.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

It's over. Pelicans complete the sweep with a 131-123 win over Portland -- as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday become the first pair of teammates to score 40-plus points in a playoff game since LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in 2016. ... Before that, no duo had done it since Reggie Miller and Jalen Rose in 2000.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Redeemed by the replay center which showed that he did not step on the baseline on the previous possession, Jrue Holiday hit a back-breaking jumper seconds later to give New Orleans a 129-123 cushion. Holiday has 41. The crowd is delirious. A sweep appears imminent.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans' "Big 2" of Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday sharing their finest moment yet in Game 4 of their series against the Blazers. Holiday now has 39 points to match Davis' 45 as New Orleans leads 127-121. 1:09 away from the series sweep.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Anthony Davis is feeling the moment and refusing to let his team lose. Davis has been epic throughout the second half. He drained a three pointer with 4:33 and dramatically held his follow through in the air as the ball went through the hoop. Twice he has cleaned up Jrue Holiday misses with powerful dunks.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunderous put-back dunk by Anthony Davis gives him 43 points on the night (way past his career playoff high of 36). But the Blazers aren't going away, as C.J. McCollum is close to matching him with 36 points. We might have three 40-point scorers in this game, with Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday at 35 with 3:08 remaining.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Anthony Davis has scored a playoff high 41 points and his team has needed every one as the lead has been trimmed to 119-115.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

C.J. McCollum has 34 points on the night and seven in the fourth quarter as Portland has closed within 112-111 with five minutes remaining -- especially impressive since he drew his fourth foul early in the third quarter.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Jrue Holiday calmly drains back to back midrange jumpers to keep Blazers at bay. But it's a Holiday miss that leads to a ferocious Anthony Davis dunk that gives the Pelicans a six point advantage. 7 minutes even on the clock. Davis leads with 35. Holiday also has registered his second 30 point game is the series with 33. 110-104 New Orleans.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazers won't go away quietly. They started the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run to climb within two points. But back-to-back jumpers by Jrue Holiday stopped the bleeding. Holiday has 33 points as the Pelicans lead 108-104 with less than eight minutes left.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Blazers showing fight cut the lead from 15 to 6 with 9:37 to play. Pelicans lost focus and Coach Alvin Gentry is letting them know it during a much needed time out. Gentry's time outs have refocused his team throughout this series. They will need to lock in to hold off a Portland team that suddenly sees a path to game 5.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Anthony Davis made one thing perfectly clear with his 19 point third quarter explosion. The Pelicans have no intention to make the 6 hour flight to Portland tonight. Davis has 33 points and New Orleans is up 100-87 at the end of three.