NBA Scores – Playoffs: 5/7/23

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East – Game 4:

  • Boston Celtics 115 – Philadelphia 76ers 116  OT  (Series tied 2-2)

Highlights:  Down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers needed a win on Sunday. When a comeback victory for the Celtics looked inevitable, James Harden answered the call. His 42-point explosion included a jumper with 16 seconds remaining in regulation to push the game to overtime, along with the game-winning 3. The 76ers were up 16 points in the second quarter, the team’s biggest lead of the series. But the defending Eastern Conference champions outscored Philadelphia 24-15 in the fourth to tie the contest, 96-96. Still clutch, Harden sealed the 116-115 win from the corner. The shot was assisted by Joel Embiid, who dished the ball while being double-teamed. Read more at:  (Callie Lawson-Freeman/Yahoo!Sports)

West – Game 4:

  • Denver Nuggets 124 – Phoenix Suns 129  (Series tied 2-2)

Highlights:  The Phoenix Suns protected their home court and evened the series with the Denver Nuggets. Behind another superb performance from All-Star shooting guard Devin Booker, the Suns defeated the Nuggets 129-124 to tie the Western Conference semifinal playoff at two games apiece. Booker scored 36 points in the win. He once again was extremely efficient from the floor, making 14 of his 18 field goal attempts. Kevin Durant matched Booker with 36 points in the victory. Nikola Jokic was dominant in the loss. The Nuggets’ center had a game-high 53 points in the defeat. Read more at:  (Tyler Dragon/USA Today Sports)

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