Friday 4/22/11 NBA Playoff action
Celtics 113 Knicks 96
Bos leads 3-0
The Boston Celtics have flipped that postseason switch and have the New York Knicks on the brink of elimination. The Celtics controlled game 3 from the start and had great games from Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo. Pierce led all scorers with 38 points, while Allen scored 32 points. Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 20 assists. The Celts will try to close out the series on sunday.
Hawks 88 Magic 84
Atl leads 2-1
The Atlanta Hawks are flying high, as they won game 3 in their series with the Orlando Magic. The Hawks now own a 2-1 series advantage. With 5.7 seconds left, Jamal Crawford banked in a 3 to seal the deal. Crawford’s 23 points was a game high. Dwight Howard led Orlando with 21points and 15 rebounds. It will be interesting to see if Zaza Pachulia and Jason Richardson will receive any disciplinary action for a dust up late in the fourth quarter.
Lakers 100 Hornets 86
LA leads 2-1
The Lakers are back in charge and now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Hornets after a game 3 win. Kobe Bryant led the way with 30 points.