NBA PLAYOFFS


NBA PLAYOFFS
Wednesday, April 23
Philadelphia 90, New Orleans 85, Philadelphia leads series 2-0
Detroit 89, Orlando 77, series tied 1-1
Dallas 103, Portland 99, Dallas leads 2-0
Thursday, April 24
Boston 101, Indiana 83, Boston leads 2-1
New Jersey 103, Milwaukee 101, New Jersey leads series 2-1
Minnesota 114, L.A. Lakers 110, OT, Minnesota leads series 2-1
Today, April 25
Detroit at Orlando, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26
New Jersey at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Utah, 10 p.m.
THURSDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES
CELTICS 101, PACERS 83
INDIANA (83) -- O'Neal 7-14 7-10 21, Artest 6-18 5-8 20, B.Miller 2-7 3-4 7, Tinsley 3-7 0-0 7, R.Miller 0-7 5-5 5, Croshere 1-5 2-3 4, Mercer 5-12 2-2 12, Harrington 0-2 0-0 0, Hardaway 0-3 0-0 0, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Bender 1-3 2-2 4, Strickland 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 26-80 27-36 83.
BOSTON (101) -- McCarty 6-12 0-0 14, Walker 7-17 0-0 17, Battie 5-10 2-2 12, Delk 3-8 6-8 14, Pierce 5-8 10-11 21, Williams 3-6 6-7 12, Bremer 4-10 0-0 9, Blount 0-1 0-0 0, Long 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Coles 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-75 24-28 101.
Indiana15291425--83
Boston31172726--101
3-Point Goals--Indiana 4-13 (Artest 3-5, Tinsley 1-2, Croshere 0-1, Bender 0-1, Hardaway 0-1, R.Miller 0-3), Boston 9-23 (Walker 3-5, Delk 2-4, McCarty 2-7, Pierce 1-3, Bremer 1-4). Fouled out--Walker. Rebounds--Indiana 57 (O'Neal 16), Boston 51 (Pierce 12). Assists--Indiana 19 (Tinsley 8), Boston 25 (McCarty 6). Fouls--Indiana 22, Boston 28. Technicals--Indiana Defensive 3-Second, Artest 2, B.Miller, Tinsley. Flagrant fouls--Williams, Blount. Ejected--Artest, Blount. A--18,624.
NETS 103, BUCKS 101
NEW JERSEY (103)--Jefferson 2-7 0-0 4, Martin 7-17 9-9 23, Collins 1-5 0-0 2, Kidd 7-13 8-11 26, Kittles 6-11 2-2 16, Harris 2-4 0-0 4, Rogers 7-16 2-4 18, Mutombo 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-4 2-2 8, A.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 36-79 23-28 103.
MILWAUKEE (101)--D.Mason 5-10 6-7 16, Thomas 7-17 7-7 22, Przybilla 0-0 0-0 0, Cassell 8-18 5-5 24, Payton 9-20 3-4 21, Kukoc 2-8 2-4 7, Redd 2-6 0-0 5, A.Mason 1-3 2-2 4, E.Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-83 25-29 101.
New Jersey30242524--103
Milwaukee20193230--101
3-Point Goals--New Jersey 8-18 (Kidd 4-9, Kittles 2-3, Rogers 2-5, Martin 0-1), Milwaukee 6-19 (Cassell 3-4, Thomas 1-2, Redd 1-3, Kukoc 1-6, D.Mason 0-1, Payton 0-3). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--New Jersey 50 (Martin, Collins 8), Milwaukee 50 (Thomas 11). Assists--New Jersey 23 (Kidd 7), Milwaukee 20 (Payton 8). Total fouls--New Jersey 28, Milwaukee 28. Technicals--Collins, Rogers, Cassell, A.Mason, Kukoc, Payton. A--17,539.
TIMBERWOLVES 114, LAKERS 110
MINNESOTA (114)--Szczerbiak 5-10 2-2 13, Garnett 15-31 3-3 33, Nesterovic 3-4 0-0 6, Peeler 3-5 0-0 6, Hudson 8-23 8-8 27, Gill 1-3 5-6 7, Strickland 3-4 0-0 6, M.Jackson 4-9 4-5 12, Trent 0-1 2-2 2, Smith 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-91 24-26 114.
L.A. LAKERS (110)--Fox 3-7 2-2 8, Horry 2-7 0-0 4, O'Neal 10-26 8-16 28, Bryant 10-28 9-10 30, Fisher 8-14 1-3 23, George 3-7 0-1 7, Madsen 1-3 0-2 2, Pargo 1-3 2-2 5, Shaw 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 39-98 22-36 110.
Minnesota2923282113--114
L.A. Lakers242225309--110
3-Point Goals--Minnesota 4-14 (Hudson 3-8, Szczerbiak 1-4, Peeler 0-1, M.Jackson 0-1), L.A. Lakers 10-26 (Fisher 6-9, Shaw 1-2, Pargo 1-2, George 1-4, Bryant 1-5, Horry 0-2, Fox 0-2). Fouled out--Garnett, Nesterovic, Fisher, Fox. Rebounds--Minnesota 59 (Garnett 14), L.A. Lakers 64 (O'Neal 17). Assists--Minnesota 23 (Strickland 7), L.A. Lakers 24 (Bryant 6). Total fouls--Minnesota 35, L.A. Lakers 27. Technicals--Szczerbiak. A--18,997.

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