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The Boston Celtics beat Toronto Raptors 111-89 to be one win closer to the Eastern Conference finals. 

Jaylen Brown added 27 points to help the Celtics lead the series 3-2 against the Raptors.

Kemba Walker scored 21 points, while Jayson Tatum posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

For the losing side, Fred VanVleet added 18 points and Norman Powell came off the bench to add 16 points.

Clippers take 2-1 lead over Nuggets

In the other match of the day, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 113-107 to take a 2-1 lead in the series of the Western Conference semifinals.

Clippers’ star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George together scored 55 points against the Nuggets.

Paul George was on fire with 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting while Kawhi Leonard dropped 23 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists.

Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic played with 32 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.

Jamal Murray produced 14 points and nine assists for the Nuggets.

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