Celtics close out sweep of 76ers after frightening Tobias Harris injury


Day 7 of the NBA playoff bubble tipped off Sunday with a slate of Game 4s at the league’s campus at Walt Disney World in Florida. Action from the playoffs will be updated here throughout the day.

Sunday schedule/results

Boston Celtics 110, Philadelphia 76ers 106 (Celtics advance, 4-0)

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, 3:45 p.m. ET (Clippers lead 2-1)

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, 6:30 p.m. ET (Raptors lead, 3-0)

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. ET (Utah leads, 2-1)

Saturday results

Milwaukee Bucks 121, Orlando Magic 107 (Bucks lead, 2-1)

Miami Heat 124, Indiana Pacers 115 (Heat lead, 3-0)

Oklahoma City Thunder 119, Houston Rockets 107 (Rockets lead, 2-1)

Los Angeles Lakers 116, Portland Trail Blazers 108 (Lakers lead 2-1)

Celtics finish sweep of 76ers

Things were still close Sunday when Tobias Harris suffered a frightening head injury that left blood on the court.

When Harris left the floor, the Boston Celtics took control of the game to secure a 110-106 win over the Philadelphia 76ers and a 4-0 sweep to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It was the first sweep in 15 playoff series between the two franchises.

Harris walked off the court clutching a towel to his head as Boston led 80-77 with 2:44 remaining.

The Celtics then scored the last nine points of the quarter to complete a 12-0 run that put an end to the 76ers’ hopes of avoiding a sweep at the hands of their rivals.

The injury occurred when Celtics forward Jayson Tatum unintentionally clipped Harris’ legs on a drive as Harris leapt to defend a layup. Harris landed hard on the court, and his head bounced off the hardwood.

Harris was diagnosed with an eye laceration and cleared concussion protocol.

He returned with 5:12 remaining in the fourth with Boston leading 102-90, but there was no heroic rally in store. Boston continued its postseason dominance of Philadelphia behind big games from Tatum and Kemba Walker.

Tatum finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and four assists while Walker tallied 32 points, four rebounds and four assists. The 76ers, playing without injured All-Star Ben Simmons, did not have the firepower to compete. They head into an offseason filled with questions and a potential roster shakeup.

Boston advances to face the winner between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets, who face off later Sunday for Game 4 of their first-round series. Toronto leads, 3-0.

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