Celtics com­plete sweep with win over Pac­ers

The Tribune (SLO) - - Sports & Classified -

Gor­don Hay­ward scored 20 points Sun­day in the Boston Celtics’ se­ries-clinch­ing 110-106 vic­tory against the In­di­ana Pac­ers.

It’s the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011 and their sec­ond since 1986-87. They be­came the first team to reach the sec­ond round of the play­offs.

Mar­cus Mor­ris had 18 points and eight re­bounds, and Kyrie Irv­ing fin­ished with 14 points and seven as­sists for Boston.

Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored 22 points and Tyreke Evans fin­ished with a play­off ca­reer-high 21 for the Pac­ers. It still wasn’t enough to pre­vent In­di­ana from en­dur­ing its sec­ond first-round sweep in three years.


Rap­tors 107, Magic 85: Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, and Toronto beat Or­lando on the road to take a 3-1 lead in the East­ern Con­fer­ence firstround se­ries.

Pascal Si­akam and Nor­man Pow­ell each scored 16 points for the Rap­tors, who can ad­vance with a home win Tues­day. Toronto has won three con­sec­u­tive post­sea­son games, only the third time that’s hap­pened in fran­chise his­tory.

Aaron Gor­don scored 25 for the Magic.


Spurs: San Antonio guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $25,000 by the NBA for heav­ing a ball past an of­fi­cial and into the stands of a play­off game against the Nuggets.

DeRozan was called for an of­fen­sive foul against Den­ver’s Gary Har­ris with about 5 min­utes left in the Spurs’ 117-103 loss to the Nuggets on Satur­day and re­sponded by whip­ping the ball in the gen­eral di­rec­tion of the ref­eree. He re­ceived a tech­ni­cal foul and was ejected. Nets: Brook­lyn gen­eral man­ager Sean Marks has been sus­pended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for en­ter­ing the ref­er­ees’ locker room af­ter Brook­lyn’s loss to Philadel­phia on Satur­day. The Nets lost 112-108 in a game in which Brook­lyn’s Jared Dud­ley and Philadel­phia’s Jimmy But­ler were ejected af­ter a scuf­fle broke out following Joel Em­biid’s fla­grant foul against Jar­rett Allen.

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