The NBA Playoffs, who plays a best-of-seven elimination tournament, has reached the midway point of the first-round series
Earlier, there were four games of NBA action and three teams took a commanding 3-1 leads in their respective series while there’s one team being eliminated after four games in the ongoing postseason.
To sum it up, the Boston Celtics became the first team to advance into the second round following their 110-106 victory against Indiana Pacers to complete the sweep.
Gordon Hayward led the team off the bench with 20 points while Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris Sr. contributed 18 points apiece to wrap up the first-round. In fact, it was their first sweep since the 2011 playoffs.
“It feels good. We get some time to scout whichever team we’re going to play. We get some time to rest our bodies. We’re excited.” Morris stated after Game 4
In the second game of the day, we saw the defending champions Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers away from their home with a 113-105 win. Thanks to the Kevin Durant’s 33 points and Klay Thompson’s 32 points.
The positive result made them up to 3-1 and will have a chance to close things out with their home court advantage in Game 5 on Wednesday, April 24.
Later on, the Toronto Raptors knocked off the Orlando Magic with a crushing 107-85 away victory to also claim the 3-1 series. Kawhi Leonard led the way with a dominant 34 points performance with six assists. Right now, the Raptors won their third straight game after losing their Game 1 at home.
Finally, the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena to take a 3-1 lead as well as the series shifts back to Portland in Game 5.
C.J. McCollum led the way with 27 points while All-Star Damian Lillard added 24 points in their 98-111 win to move one step closer to advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.
Tomorrow, April 23, Tuesday, we are going to see Detroit Pistons host Milwaukee Bucks, and Utah Jazz plays against Houston Rockets.
The Bucks and the Rockets have both a commanding 3-0 lead in the first round of the postseason.
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