Kawhi Leonard finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 111-97 victory over the injury-hampered Dallas Mavericks yesterday.
In the Eastern Conference, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points to lead the Boston Celtics over defending champion Raptors 112-94 in the opening game of their second-round series.
Birdie bomb lifts Rahm
to BMW playoff triumph
Jon Rahm drained a swinging 60-foot birdie putt at the first playoff holeyesterday to win the US PGA Tour BMW Championship over world number one Dustin Johnson.
Spain's Rahm, ranked second in the world behind Johnson, was in the right rough off the tee at the first playoff hole, the 18th at Olympia Fields near Chicago.
His second shot rolled to the back of the green, leaving him what could have been a tough two-putt for par.