By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Serge Ibaka had 13 points for the Toronto Raptors that topped the Orlando Magic, 107-85, for a 3-1 lead in the 2019 NBA Playoffs opening round series. Marc Gasol started, but only dropped two points. Evan Fournier ended up with 19 and Nikola Vucevic with 11 for the losing side.
The Portland Trail Blazers also went up 3-1 by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road, 111-98, on Sunday. Enes Kanter chipped in with eight points and ten boards to his name. German Dennis Schroder scored 17 points off the bench for the losing side.
Danilo Gallinari was held to 5/20 from the field and his 16 points didn’t prevent the Los Angeles Clippers from losing to the Golden State Warriors, 113-105. The winning side took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and gained an opportunity to advance in Game 5.
The Boston Celtics swept the Indiana Pacers after the 110-106 victory at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Bojan Bogdanovic finished his 2018-19 campaign with 22 points and fellow European teammate Domantas Sabonis had 14.
Results and European action:
|Indiana Pacers – Boston Celtics||106-110||Boj. Bogdanovic 22pts, 8reb, 3ast, Sabonis 14pts, 8reb, 2ast – Theis 1reb, Yabusele OUT|
|Los Angeles Clippers – Golden State Warriors||105-113||Gallinari 16pts, 7reb, 4ast, Zubac DNP – Jerebko DNP|
|Orlando Magic – Toronto Raptors||85-107||Fournier 19pts, 4reb, 2ast, 1stl, Vucevic 11pts, 5reb, 2ast, 1stl, Mozgov OUT – Ibaka 13pts, 8reb, 1ast, 1blk, M. Gasol 2pts, 6reb, 2ast, 2stl, 2blk, Anunoby OUT|
|Oklahoma City Thunder – Portland Trail Blazers||98-111||Schroder 17pts, 3reb, 3ast, 1stl – Kanter 8pts, 10reb, 3ast, 2stl, 1blk, Nurkic OUT|
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