The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a 4-0 series sweep of the Detroit Pistons after edging them 100-98 in Game 4 on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving starred for the Cavaliers as he scored 31 points on 12 of 25 shooting, while LeBron James finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Tobias Harris had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons.
— NBA (@NBA) 25 April 2016
The San Antonio Spurs progressed to the semi-finals of the Western Conference playoffs after crushing the Memphis Grizzlies 116-95 in Game 4.
Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs complete their series sweep as he dropped 21 points on six of 10 shooting to go with seven rebounds.
Lance Stephenson came off the bench to score 26 points for the Grizzlies.
Spurs defeat Grizzlies, 116-95, to sweep 1st Round series. It’s San Antonio’s first sweep since 2013. pic.twitter.com/tO2YoGBvGu
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) 24 April 2016
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors took a commanding 3-1 lead in their series following a 121-94 win over the Houston Rockets.
Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala were the best performers as they scored 23 and 22 points respectively. However, the Warriors’ win came at a price as Stephen Curry injured his knee prior to the first half buzzer.
Dwight Howard recorded a double-double in the Rockets’ loss, which consisted of 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Another record for Golden State. The Warriors set an NBA Playoff record with 21 3-pointers. pic.twitter.com/i2e7kzfj8R
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 24 April 2016
The Boston Celtics brought themselves level at 2-2 in their series against the Atlanta Hawks after beating them 104-95 in overtime.
Isaiah Thomas guided the Celtics to victory as he scored 28 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out six assists.
Paul Millsap’s 45-point performance for the Hawks went in vain.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) 25 April 2016