NBA: LA Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks and advance to round two

The Los Angeles, LA, Clippers advanced to the second round of the NBA play-offs after they eliminated the Dallas Mavericks in Orlando, Florida.

Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points as the Clippers won 111-97 on Sunday, securing a 4-2 series win.

Meanwhile, Jamal Murray starred with 50 points as the Denver Nuggets forced a decider after a 119-107 win over the Utah Jazz tied their series at 3-3.

The Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors in game one of round two.

Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart scored 21 points each as Boston secured a 112-94 victory in the opening game of their Eastern Conference semi-final series.

The winner of the Nuggets-Jazz series, which Utah had previously led 3-1, will face the Clippers in the next round.