NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors extend lead over Clippers

‘We’re not worried about Giannis’ – Milwaukee’s MVP has poor game as Totronto bounce back 1-2

Boston will likely play the Bucks, who are one game away from sweeping the Pistons, in the second round.

The Celtics are the first team to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Boston beat Indiana 110-106 in Game 4 behind a balanced scoring attack.

Gordon Hayward appears to be hitting his stride at the right time, as he posted a team-high 20 points in the contest. Six other players reached double-figures.

Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 22 points led the way for Indiana but only one player shot better than 50 percent from the field in the loss.

Boston will likely play the Bucks, who are one game away from sweeping the Pistons, in the second round.

Meanwhile, the reigning champion Warriors are up 3-1 against the Clippers.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 65 points, leading Golden State to a 113-105 victory. Stephen Curry struggled shooting the basketball and finished 3 of 14 from the field.

Rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander posted a team-high 25 points for Los Angeles.

The Warriors could finish the series off Wednesday in Oracle Arena.

Stud of the Night

Marcus Morris scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting for the Celtics.

Duds of the Night

Wesley Matthews scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting in Indiana’s loss.

Lou Williams scored 12 points on 2-of-10 shooting for the Clippers.

Highlights

Kyrie Irving’s steal was turned into a behind-the-back pass, which was finished on the other end by Jayson Tatum.

Gilgeous-Alexander’s ball fake fooled Andrew Bogut and allowed him to bank in a floater.

What’s Next?

Rockets at Jazz — Houston came out on top in Game 3 despite James Harden’s horrendous shooting performance. Utah found a way to bother the league’s leading scorer for a majority of the game, but failed to capitalize on its opportunities to pull ahead. The Jazz lost a one possession game, so minor adjustments could help them turn things around. Harden likely won’t play as bad a second time, though.

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