Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Bulls Open Up 2-0 Series Lead Over Celtics; Raptors Square Series With Bucks At 1-1

The NBA Playoffs continued on Tuesday with three games. 


At Toronto:

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 22 (including the game-clinching bucket with less than ten seconds remaining) as the Toronto Raptors leveled their conference quarterfinal series with the Milwaukee Bucks at one game apiece following their 106-100 game-two home win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 24 points (while grabbing 15 rebounds) while Khris Middleton added to Milwaukee's coffers with 20 of his own.

At Boston:

Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points as the Chicago Bulls head back to the Windy City with a two-games-to-none lead in their opening round series with the Boston Celtics following their 111--97 game-two road triumph.

Isaiah Thomas paced the Celtics with 20 points.


At Los Angeles:

Blake Griffin scored 24 points while Chris Paul added 21 (to go with his ten assists) as the Los Angeles Clippers squared their conference quarterfinal series with the Utah Jazz at one game apiece after their 99-91 game-two home win.  

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points to top the Jazz.

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