“Cleveland” was the last semifinalist of the Eastern conference, as Houston opened the scoring in the second round against “Utah”.
45 points LeBron James rescued Cleveland from relegation in the first round of the playoffs. A decisive breakthrough in a match the Cavaliers did at the beginning of the final quarter – Kevin Love for a few minutes, scored eight points and helped his team build a 12-point advantage. “Indiana” by the efforts of Victor oladipo was trying to avoid defeat, but at the end of the match the players have “Pacers” didn’t go throw.
Cleveland in the conference finals will compete with “Toronto”. The raptors in the first round in six games to beat Washington.
Cleveland – Indiana 105:101 (31:19, 23:24, 22:31, 29:27)
Cleveland: James (45+9 rebounds+7 assists+4 steals), Thompson (15+10 rebounds), Love (14+6 rebounds).
Indiana: Oladipo (30+12 rebounds+6 assists), Collison (23), T. young (14+10 rebounds).
The account in a series 4:3
Houston before the break decided the fate of the first match against Utah – the rockets led by James Harden realized 10 of 16 three-pointers and escaped from guests for 25 points. After the big break, “Houston” allowed “Utah” to reduce the gap to 11 points, but no more.
The second match of the series will be held on may 3 in Texas.
Houston – Utah 110:96 (34:21, 30:18, 22:29, 24:28)
Houston: harden (41+8 rebounds+7 assists), Paul (17+6 assists+4 steals), Capela (16 + 12 rebounds).
Utah: Mitchell (21), Crowder (21), Ingalls (15+6 rebounds).
The account in a series 1:0
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