Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celtics against Cavaliers in the 2nd Round

The Boston Celtics edged out the Miami Heat in a closing the series 96-86 and will face the Cavaliers in the 2nd round. Ray Allen scored 24 points, Paul Pierce added 21 points, with Rajon Rondo chipped in 16 point, 12 assists and Garnett's 14 points. The C's was on their way to clinch the series that saw them lead by 21 points only to be clawed by the Heat to the slimmest of margin by 3 points, 73-70. But it was the last stand for the Heat as the C's made some headway into the game with Glen Davis scoring 7 points on that spurt. Dwyane Wade leads the Heat with 31 points and may be changing uniforms as a free agent in the next season.

With the early entry by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round, the Cleveland Cavaliers will face them after clinching the series with victory against the Chicago Buls, 96-94. Antawn Jamison leads the Cavs with 25 points (20 in he first half), Lebron James scored 19 points dealing with a right sore elbow that saw him taking a free throw on his left hand on the later part of the game with the Cavs leading 96-92. The Cavaliers will now face the Boston Celtics in the second round. This promises to be a tough and exciting series.

In other Playoff games:

Lakers Roll Over the Thunder; Mavs Back In Contention

The renewed Los Angeles Lakers schooled the young Thunder with a 111-87 victory. This is a sweet victory for the Lakers that seems too old for the Thunder in Game 4. Kobe Bryant scored only 13 points but it was Pau Gasol's 25 point night and the 21 points by Andrew Bynum carried the Lakers with a must-win game 5 victory. Suffocating defense of Kobe Bryant off the energetic Russell Westbrook was also the turning point of the game for the Lakers as Westbrook scored only 15 points but had 8 turnovers. While Durant was checked scoring just 17 points for the Thunder. Game 6 will go back home for the Thunder trying to even the series but the Lakers are determined to put an end in this series with a game 6 victory on the road.

The Dallas Mavericks lives for another day as they upended the Spurs with a crucial game 5 win, 103-81. Caron Butler has a career playoff night racked up with 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavs.


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