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MIAMI (AP) — After all, there was a reason Milwaukee Bucks wasn’t worried about a rematch in the playoffs …
MIAMI (AP) — There was a reason Milwaukee Bucks wasn’t worried about a playoff rematch with the Miami Heat in Round 1 of the year.
The last four games proved the reason.
Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Janis Adetokumpo scored 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists in a triple-double. ――Wipe out the champion of the Eastern Conference last season.
Milwaukee’s Bryn Forbes scored 22 points, Khris Middleton scored 20 points, Bobby Portis scored 13 points, and Jrue Holiday scored 11 points. Third-seeded Bucks will face the winner of Brooklyn Boston.
Bam Adebayo scored 20 points and 14 rebounds in Miami. In this playoff format, Heat became the second team to sweep in the first round of the year but then in the next first round. The only team to endure this was the New Jersey Nets, who dominated New York in 2004 and lost to Miami 4-0 in 2005.
76ERS 132, Wizard 103
Washington (AP) — Joel Embiid set the best playoffs of his career with 36 points and Philadelphia defeated Washington to take the 3-0 series lead.
Embiid scored 25 points in the first half and took a break from the entire fourth quarter after finishing 14 out of 18 games in 28 minutes. Top-seeded 76ers will take on the sweep in the fourth game on Monday.
Russell Westbrook scored 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a Washington triple-double after a sprained right ankle made an in-game decision. Bradley Beal added 25 points.
Jazz 121, Grizzly 111
Memphis, Tennessee (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 10 out of 29 points in the fourth quarter, with top-seeded Utah defeating Memphis to take the 2-1 series lead.
Mike Conley of Memphis, who started his career, matched his regular season and playoff career highs with seven three-point shots, ending with 27 points.
Rudy Gobert scored 15 points and 14 rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson each scored 15 points, and Royce O’Neill scored 12 points.
Game 4 is Monday night in Memphis.
Ja Morant led Memphis with 28 points and Dillon Brooks fouled out with 27 points.
Trail Blazers 115, Nuggets 95
Portland, Oregon (AP) — Norman Powell scored 29 points in his career’s best playoffs, and Portland defeated Denver in Game 4 to win the series.
Powell scored 3 points four times, 11 out of 15 from the floor, and CJ McCollum added 21 points on the 6th seed Trail Blazers.
Game 5 is Tuesday night in Denver.
Nikola Jokić missed the final quarter with 16 points and 9 rebounds in third-seeded Denver.
Portland star Damian Lillard had a batting average of 1 win, but finished with 10 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds. He was absent from the fourth quarter.
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