NBA Daily Blog Playoff Edition: Sixers equalize with Game 4 win vs the Celtics 92-83. Lakers take Game 3 vs the Thunder 99-96.

Andre Iguodala defends Paul Pierce
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The Philadelphia 76ers even up their second round series against the Boston Celtics with the win in Game 4 at the Wells Fargo Center 92-83. Game 5 will be back in Boston on May 22.

Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner led the 76ers with both players scoring 16 points each. Iguodala also added 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Turner added 9 rebounds. Lou Williams off the bench added 15 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Jrue Holiday added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Jodie Meeks scored 9 points. Rookie Lavoy Allen pulled down 10 rebounds with 8 points.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Rajon Rondo finished with a double-double 15 points and 15 assists with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Brandon Bass also scored 15 points with 5 rebounds. Kevin Garnett pulled down 11 rebounds with 9 points, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

In Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers return home and came up with a thrilling Game 3 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center 99-96. The Thunder still lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 to be played in Los Angeles tomorrow. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 36 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Andrew Bynum finished with a double-double 15 points and 11 rebounds with 3 blocks. Pau Gasol also finished with a double-double 12 points and 11 rebounds with 6 assists and 2 blocks. Point guards Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake who came off the bench also scored 12 points. Metta World Peace added 10 points and 2 blocks. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Russell Westbrook added 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. James Harden off the bench also scored 21 points with 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Serge Ibaka added 8 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kendrick Perkins blocked 4 shots with 6 points.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 14:03 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Spurs vs #5 Clippers (Spurs lead series 2-0)
Game 3: May 20, 3:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV

#2 Thunder vs #3 Lakers (Thunder lead series 2-1)
Game 4: May 20, 10:30 am PHT on ABS-CBN (replay on Studio 23) and NBA Premium TV

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#4 Celtics vs #8 76ers (Series tied 2-2)

Game 5: May 22, Time and Channel TBD

#2 Heat vs #3 Pacers (Pacers lead series 2-1)
Game 4: May 21, 3:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN (replay on Studio 23)

K-Smoove
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