NBA roundup: Celtics move on after sweep of Pacers

The Boston Celtics finished a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers within the first around of the Jap Convention playoffs Sunday afternoon, the usage of key baskets from Marcus Morris and Gordon Hayward to carry on for a 110-106 victory in Indianapolis.

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Apr 21, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Boston Celtics ahead Gordon Hayward (20) dunks the ball previous Indiana Pacers middle Myles Turner (33) all through the 3rd quarter of recreation 4 of the primary around of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Existence Fieldhouse. Necessary Credit score: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports activities

The fourth-seeded Celtics advance to the Jap Convention semifinals, the place they are going to face the winner of the Milwaukee-Detroit sequence.

In the meantime, the loss ended Indiana’s season within the first around of the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive 12 months. The Pacers, who additionally have been swept via Cleveland in 2017, took the Cavaliers to a Recreation 7 within the opening around remaining 12 months.

The fourth quarter featured 4 ties, the remaining of which passed off at 82-all when Jayson Tatum made the primary of 2 loose throws with 6:45 last after a flagrant foul on Cory Joseph.

Warriors 113, Clippers 105

Kevin Durant scored 33 issues and visiting Golden State hung on to overcome Los Angeles in Recreation four of a Western Convention first-round sequence. After successful each video games in Los Angeles, the Warriors personal a Three-1 sequence lead heading to Recreation five on Wednesday evening in Oakland, Calif.

Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 32 issues within the first part for the Warriors. Stephen Curry went Three-for-14, together with 1-for-Nine from Three-point vary, completing with 12 issues, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-high 25 issues for the Clippers.

Raptors 107, Magic 85

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 issues — 12 within the 3rd quarter — as visiting Toronto defeated Orlando to take a Three-1 lead within the first-round playoff sequence. The Raptors can clinch the best-of-seven sequence Tuesday via successful Recreation five in Toronto.

Pascal Siakam added 16 issues for Toronto, whilst Norman Powell had 16 issues and Serge Ibaka had 13 issues and amassed 8 rebounds. Kyle Lowry contributed 9 issues and 9 assists.

Aaron Gordon scored 25 issues and had seven rebounds for the Magic. Evan Fournier added 19 issues, whilst Nikola Vucevic scored 11 issues.

Path Blazers 111, Thunder 98

C.J. McCollum scored 27 issues and Damian Lillard added 24 as visiting Portland beat Oklahoma Town.

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The win gave the Blazers a Three-1 lead of their Western Convention playoff sequence. Portland has a possibility to complete off the sequence at house Tuesday.

The win snapped an eight-game street playoff shedding streak for the Blazers and gave the street groups an Eight-Zero file over the weekend within the NBA playoffs.

—Box Degree Media

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