Brooklyn Nets clinched 4-1 series win over the Boston Celtics


The Brooklyn Nets clinched a 4-1 series win over the Boston Celtics, while reigning champions the Los Angeles Lakers are on the brink of elimination.

The Lakers, without Anthony Davis, lost 115-85 to the Phoenix Suns and trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

Elsewhere, the Denver Nuggets secured a 147-140 win in double-overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers’ Damian Lillard scored 55 points including a play-off record 12 three-pointers in defeat.