Clippers Taken Seriously, Wizards And Cavs Sweep

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Blake GriffinIn the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers faced potential doom and an early exit against the San Antonio Spurs, but on Sunday, the Clippers bounced back. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin played marvelously and took back home court advantage. The series is now tied at 2 games a piece with Game 5 heading back to LA. Chris Paul and the Clippers are out to prove that they should be taken seriously in the playoffs. LA Clippers 114, San Antonio 105.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Washington Wizards were playing terrible basketball after the all-star break. They went on several long losing streaks and appeared to lose all their mojo. They dropped from #2 in the East all the way down to #5. Plus, they were expected to get crushed by a Toronto Raptors team that had their number all season. The Wizards seem to have found their rhythm in the post-season, however, and over the weekend they completed their sweep of Toronto in convincing fashion, absolutely crushing the Raptors. The Wizards now await the winner of the Atlanta/Brooklyn series. Washington 125, Toronto 94.

Kevin LoveFinally, in Boston, the Cleveland Cavaliers may have taken care of business and swept their series against the Celtics. They didn’t come out unscathed, however. Their 6th man J.R. Smith was ejected for a flagrant foul, and likely faces at least a one game suspension. And, even worse, Kevin Love, who is playing his best basketball of the season, dislocated his shoulder. He could conceivably be out for the remainder of the post-season, if not at least a few games. If they do in fact get a surging Chicago Bulls team in Round 2, the Cavs would be at a serious disadvantage. Reports on Kevin Love should come out soon. Cleveland 101, Boston 93.

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