Celtics complete sweep with win over Pacers
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.