NBA Playoffs Thursday morning roundup

The road to the NBA Finals continued on Wednesday.

The East’s top-seeded Boston Celtics punched their ticket to the conference semifinals with a dominant 118-84 Game Five win over the Miami Heat that clinched the series. In the West, the Dallas Mavericks crushed the Los Angeles Clippers 123-93 in Game Five to take the series lead. The Mavs will look up to lock up their spot in the second round in Game Six on Friday, while the Clippers are aiming to force a Game Seven.

The action continues on Thursday with a pair of Game Six matchups. The Indiana Pacers will host the Milwaukee Bucks, while the New York Knicks pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers. A win by the Pacers and Knicks will send them to the second round.

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