The Boston Celtics swept their way past Indiana, while the Golden State and Toronto registered road victories over Orlando and the Los Angeles Clippers to take commanding leads in their first round playoff series on Sunday.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets cruised towards the NBA playoff conference semi-finals on Wednesday as Kyrie Irving led a late Boston fightback in a dramatic win over Indiana.
Kyrie Irving scored 30 points as the Boston Celtics overcame LeBron James' 80th career triple-double with a 120-107 victory over the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
In the past four seasons, the Miami Heat has been struggling to make it to the finals since the departure of LeBron James last 2014. However, Heat president Pat Riley wants to change that.
LeBron James produced a 28-point triple double but it was not enough to prevent the Los Angeles Lakers from sliding to defeat against the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward certainly is suffering a frustrating season now after acquiring a gruesome ankle injury last 2017-18 season.
Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka combined for 43 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in 14 years with a 113-93 victory on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday as the Boston Celtics made a statement with a 123-116 victory over the NBA's Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors.