Celtics, Thunder Even Up Their Series’ – NBA Playoff Report
Both Eastern and Western Conference finals got a bit more interesting over the weekend. Both the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder even things with their heavily favored opponents.
Boston Celtics 93, Miami Heat 91 In OT
The Miami Heat ran into trouble while on the road in Boston this weekend. It started on Friday night when the Celtics powered past them 101-91. Sunday seemed like the same thing was going to happen, but Miami didn’t fold. The Heat battled back in the second half, only to fall in overtime 93-91. The series is now at 2-2 heading into Tuesday nights Game five.
Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists. 23 points for Paul Pierce, while Kevin Garnett put up 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Lebron James and Dwyane Wade were the brunt of Miami’s offense. James had 29 points, while Wade added 20 in the loss.
Oklahoma City Thunder 109, San Antonio Spurs 103
36 points for Kevin Durant, and a perfect night for Serge Ibaka helped the Thunder even up their series with the San Antonio Spurs. Ibaka was 11-11 with 26 points. Kendrick Perkins added 15 points to that total as well.
The Thunder have now tied things up in the Western Conference Finals, which moves back to San Antonio for game five on Monday night. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 21 points on Saturday night. The Spurs were out rebounded by the Thunder 41-31, something San Antonio will have to work on for game five.