Thursday, May 10, 2012

NBA Playoffs: 76ers Oust Top-Seeded Bulls; Celtics Also Advance; Nuggets Smother Lakers To Force Game Seven

The NBA Playoffs continued with three Thursday games.


At Philadelphia:

Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, two of them on a pair of clutch free throws with 2.2 second remaining as the Philadelphia 76ers completed their upset of the top-seeded Chicago Bulls with a 79-78 home win in game six.  The 76ers, who won their conference quarterfinal series four games to two, will next get the Boston Celtics as they advance to the second round for the first time since 2003.

At Boston:

Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and pulled in 14 rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the visiting Atlanta Hawks 83-80 in game six to win their opening-round series four games to two.  KG and his friends will open up their conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Saturday.


At Denver:

Ty Lawson scored 32 points while Corey Brewer contributed 18 as the Denver Nuggets dominated the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 to square their conference quarterfinal series at three games apiece (despite 31 points from the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, sour stomach and all) with the seventh and deciding game to be played in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

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