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NBA playoffs score, highlights, results: Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors and Trail Blazers take 3-1 series channels

There were four match games on the second Sunday in the NBA playoffs, where one team was eliminated and three other teams took commanding 3-1 leaders in their respective series. To start the day, Boston Celtics led the first team to advance into the second round when they took care of the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 to complete their sweep. Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier stepped up from the bench and combined for 49 points to offset Kyrie Irving's and Al Horford's fight. In the second match, the defending champion Golden State Warriors held another feisty bet from the Los Angeles Clippers for his second straight series victory. Headed by 33 points from Kevin Durant and 32 points from Klay Thompson, Warriors is now on 3-1 and gets the chance to close things home in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Later, Toronto Raptors also demanded a 3-1 lead when they crushed Orlando Magic by 22 points. Kawhi Leonard led the way with a dominant performance, ending with 34 points and six assists, when Raptors won their third straight game after releasing Game 1. Finally, Portland Trail Blazers defeated Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena to take a lead 3-1 lead over OKC when the series returns to Portland for Game 5. Here's all you need to know about night action. NBA playoffs schedule for Sunday April 21 * All times Eastern NBA playoffs schedule for Sunday April 21 * All times Eastern Milwaukee Bucks ( -12)…

There were four match games on the second Sunday in the NBA playoffs, where one team was eliminated and three other teams took commanding 3-1 leaders in their respective series.

To start the day, Boston Celtics led the first team to advance into the second round when they took care of the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 to complete their sweep. Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier stepped up from the bench and combined for 49 points to offset Kyrie Irving’s and Al Horford’s fight.

In the second match, the defending champion Golden State Warriors held another feisty bet from the Los Angeles Clippers for his second straight series victory. Headed by 33 points from Kevin Durant and 32 points from Klay Thompson, Warriors is now on 3-1

and gets the chance to close things home in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

Later, Toronto Raptors also demanded a 3-1 lead when they crushed Orlando Magic by 22 points. Kawhi Leonard led the way with a dominant performance, ending with 34 points and six assists, when Raptors won their third straight game after releasing Game 1.

Finally, Portland Trail Blazers defeated Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena to take a lead 3-1 lead over OKC when the series returns to Portland for Game 5.

Here’s all you need to know about night action.

NBA playoffs schedule for Sunday April 21

* All times Eastern

NBA playoffs schedule for Sunday April 21

* All times Eastern

  • Milwaukee Bucks ( -12) at Detroit Pistons, 20:00 (GameTracker) – TV: TNT | Streaming: fuboTV (try it for free)
  • Houston Rockets (-2.5) at Utah Jazz, 10:30 pm (GameTracker) – TV: TNT | Streaming: fuboTV (try it for free)

Blazers takes the 3-1 series over the Thunder

Thunder is on the verge of being eliminated in the first round of the third straight season playoffs . Blazers defeated Thunder, 111-98, to take a leading 3-1 lead behind C.J. McCollum’s 27 points and Damian Lillard’s 24 points. The game 5 will take place in Portland on Tuesday night, when Blazers looks to close things down.

Adams pulls out monster jam over Blazers

Therefore, Steven Adams chose the hardest player in the NBA in annual managerial survey before the season began. When Thunder looked to tie his series on two-all, Adams pulled off the highlight of the first half with this slamdunk.

Leonard dominates for Toronto

Up 2-1 in the road and faces a feisty Magic team with real hopes of the evening series of 2-2 showed Kawhi Leonard exactly why Raptors acted for him in Game 4. Leonard hit 34 points and seized six returns to follow his strong defense in a completely dominant performance.

Ross nails buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter

The magic has fought against the Raptors under Game 4, but Terrence Ross may have just kept them in this game with this buzzer-beating 3-point on end of the third quarter.

Kawhi leads the raptors to the lead in half time

You can thank Kawhi Leonard for the Raptor headmaster in half time. The former Finals MVP posted 18 points and five boards to lead Toronto to a 16-point lead in half, as Toronto saw a 3-to-1 advantage in their first round.

Ibaka things Gordon on the rim of the dunk attempt

Aaron Gordon may be a slam dunk artist, but Serge Ibaka did not have any of this. When the magical forward tried to get a poster slamdunk, the Toronto Raptors turned out to deny him its highlight.

Kawhi pulls down dunk after cunning spinning

Who says Kawhi Leonard is a boring player? When Raptors saw moving to a 3-1 series of magic, Leonard only took a pinch of momentum – a spinning tube that leads directly to a dunk on the quick edge.

Iguodala cuts inside jam

Andre Iguodala restored the clock a little early in the fourth quarter when he cut inside and threw a powerful slurry of Andrew Bogut’s feed.

Robinson gets steals and sludge for Clippers

Rookie Jerome Robinson gave Clippers had a solid two-way game in the first half against the Warriors, when he came up with stealing at one end of the floor and ended with a dunk at the other end early during second quarter. It also came to an 11-0 running for Los Angeles in the second quarter.

Klay owns hot hand early for Golden State

Golden State Warriors looks to put Los Angeles Clippers in a deep 3-1 hole in their best seven first round series with a winner Sunday afternoon. Early on, they got a big boost from All Star shooter Klay Thompson. Thompson came out on fire in Game 4 against Clippers and started the game one point 7 to 7 off the floor for 17 points.

Hayward stepped up for Celtics

The Celtics stars fought in Game 4, but they still got the victory due to some strong distance from the bench. It included Gordon Hayward, who looked very much like his old self in scoring 20 points on 7-of-9 shots. He also hit a number of big shots in the fourth quarter to help Celtics withdraw.

Kyrie crosses and scores

Kyrie Irving did not have the best first half on Sunday, but he was determined to play better on the other side. He started with a nasty crossover and jumper at Thaddeus Young.

Turner rises for the rejection, then the slam

Myles Turner was the league’s leading shotgun this season, and he showed that ability in the first quarter with a big block on Jaylen Brown. Later he threw a ridiculous poster over Gordon Hayward.

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