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Closing Time|Closing Time-SPURS|Closing Time-BLAZERS|Closing Time-PACERS|Closing Time-KNICKS

Updated: July 10, 2012, 1:19 PM ET
By Flip Saunders/Minnesota Timberwolves with Ric Bucher, Danny Ainge/Phoenix Suns with Ric Bucher, Don Casey/New Jersey Nets with Gene Wojciechowski, Alvin Gentry/Detroit Pistons with Gene Wojciechowski

Youre up 2-1, or down 1-2*. Nows the time to turn it on, or turn it around

* If it s 3-0, see you in the Finalsor see you next year Youre up 2-1. Time for the kill. History shows youre a virtual lock51 of 63 teams with a 2-1 edge in confer ence finals have advancedbut you wont relax. There are still 96 minutes and a pair of Ws between you and your shot at a ring. The prize that has stood so long as a dot on the horizon now looms before you, so close you can feel it, touch it, taste it.

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