Friday, April 21, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Celtics, Thunder Clip Respective Series Deficits To Two Games To One; Clippers Hold Off Jazz For 2-1 Series Advantage

The NBA Playoffs continued on Friday with three games.


At Chicago:

Al Horford scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics cut their conference quarterfinal series to two games to one after their 104-87 game-three road win over the Chicago Bulls.


At Oklahoma City:

Mr. Triple Double himself, Russell Westbrook, did it again as he scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists while Taj Gibson added another 20 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder took game three from the Houston Rockets (who still the conference quarterfinal series two games to one) 115-113 at home despite 44 points from the guests' James Harden, whose game-winning three-point attempt as time expired failed.

At Salt Lake City, Utah:

Chris Paul scored 34 points and dished out 10 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 111-106 on the road in game three of their conference quarterfinal series, overcoming a toe injury to Blake Griffin and a career-high 40 points from Utah's Gordon Hayward---as well as 26 from George Hill.

The Clippers now lead the series two games to one.

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