NBA Playoffs Round 1: 76ers through to Conference semis, Lakers take a 2-1 lead in series
Suns defeat Clippers, Miami overcome Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers became the first side to reach the Conference semifinals after a 96-88 win over the Brooklyn Nets saw them claim a 4-0 series win. Tobias Harris led the scoring with 25 points and 12 rebounds, and James Harden contributed 17 points and 11 assists. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for the Nets.
Los Angeles Lakers secured a 111-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets to take Game 3 and lead the series 2-1. Anthony Davis finished with 31 points and 17 rebounds, and LeBron James recorded 25 points. Ja Morant finished with 45 points and 13 assists in the game which saw Dillon Brooks ejected for a strike at James’ groin.
Phoenix Suns took a 3-1 lead in their playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers following a 112-100 win in Game 4. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Devin Booker scored 30 points. Russell Westbrook scored 37 points for the Clippers.
Miami Heat secured a Game 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, overcoming them 121-99 to go 2-1 ahead in the game. Jimmy Butler led the scoring with 30 points and Duncan Robinson scored 20. Khris Middleton scored 23 points for the Bucks.