Sunday, April 23, 2017

NBA Playoffs: LeBrons Helps Cavs Complete Series Sweep Of Pacers; Rockets One Game Away From Ousting Thunder; Celtics, Jazz Square Respective Series At 2-2

The NBA Playoffs are set to continue on Sunday with four games.


At Indianapolis:

LeBron James scored 33 points and grabbed ten rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of their conference quarterfinal series with the Indiana Pacers with their 106-102 road win in game four.

Kyrie Irving added 28 points to the Cavaliers' coffers.

Lance Stephenson came off the bench to lead the Pacers with 22 points while Myles Turner added 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds. 

The Cavaliers will next face the winner of the Toronto-Milwaukee series (currently deadlocked at two games apiece). 

At Chicago:

Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points as the Boston Celtics leveled their opening-round series with the Chicago Bulls at two games apiece following their 104-95 game-four road victory.  The road team has won every game thus far in this series.

Jimmy Butler topped the Bulls with 33 points. 


At Oklahoma City:

Nene scored 28 points (converting all 12 shots from the field) and grabbed ten rebounds as the Houston Rockets took a three-games-to-one conference quarterfinal series lead after their 113-109 game five road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook topped the Thunder with 35 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out 14 assists.

The Rockets can close out the series with a game-five win back home in Houston on Tuesday.

At Salt Lake City, Utah:

Joe Johnson came off the bench to score 28 points as the Utah Jazz came from behind to upend the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 in game four of their opening round series, now leveled at two games apiece.  

Chris Paul scored 27 points, dished out 12 assists, and grabbed nine rebounds for the Clippers while Jamal Crawford added 25 points to Los Angeles' coffers. 

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