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Taiwan surprised Japan with a 79-47 win in the East Asian Games in Pusan, South Korea, yesterday. The victory came a day after a protest by the Taiwanese delegation over an alleged slight regarding the lower status on their identification cards than those of other countries. The Taiwanese had delayed marching into the stadium along with the other participants. Members later refused to wave their arms or face the East Asian Games Association flag as it was being raised.

NBA PLAY-OFFS second-round: Eastern Conference semi-finals: Miami 88 New York 84 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1). Western Conference semi-finals: Houston 97 Seattle 93 (Houston lead best-of-seven series 2-1)

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