NBA Playoff Thursday Morning Update

posted by Bill Strange - 

LeBron James lived up to "The King" moniker as he often does during Wednesday night's NBA playoff action.  James scored the first 16 points of the Cavaliers' 100-97 Game Two win over the Pacers in Cleveland and finished with 46.  He added 12 rebounds and five assists as James refused to let Cleveland fall behind.  The Cavs are 2-0 in the best-of-seven first round series.  

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell continued to shine with 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to pace Utah to a 102-95 win at Oklahoma City.  That series is now tied at one.  The Rockets dominated the Timberwolves 102-82 in Houston.  The Rockets lead that series, 2-0.There's three games on the slate Thursday night. 

Philadelphia star Joel Embiid is listed as doubtful for the Sixers' Game Three at Miami.  That series is tied at one.  Elsewhere, the Pelicans host the Trail Blazers in New Orleans and the Warriors travel to play the Spurs in San Antonio. The Pelicans and Warriors each hold 2-0 series leads.

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