The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards both wrapped up 4-0 series wins on Sunday while the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks fought back.
It was a mixed night in the NBA as the playoffs continue to produce some memorable moments, although it was the end of the road for both the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors.
Cleveland held off their rivals at the TD Garden on Sunday despite another spirited display from Brad Stevens’ men, but it was LeBron James who scored 27 points that made the difference yet again as he led the Cavs to victory without Kevin Love.
Love suffered a dislocated shoulder in a heated game between the two rivals, and his availability for the next round is in doubt.
Meanwhile, Washington joined the Cavs in the semi-finals after they completed the sweep over the Raptors with Bradley Beal scoring 23 points to finish them off in Game 4.
It is a bitterly disappointing end to the season for Toronto as Paul Pierce had the last laugh yet again, but the Wizards will now await the winner of the Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets series to find out their next opponent.
In contrast, the Clippers clawed their way back into the series with the Spurs after tying it at 2-2 with their win in San Antonio.
Chris Paul scored 34 points in a masterful performance with Blake Griffin helping him out as the visitors bounced back from their disappointing Game 3 performance.
Elsewhere, the Mavericks denied the Rockets a 4-0 series win as JJ Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu both posted their first career post-season double-doubles to go with 31 points from Monta Ellis to move the series to 3-1 ahead of a return to Houston for Game 5.
Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 Boston Celtics (Cavs win series 4-0)
Los Angeles Clippers 114-105 San Antonio Spurs (Series tied 2-2)
Toronto Raptors 94-125 Washington Wizards (Wizards win series 4-0)
Houston Rockets 109-121 Dallas Mavericks (Dallas lead 3-1)