NBA PLAYOFFS: Harden puts up ANOTHER triple-double for the Rockets

James Harden put in another MVP performance by recording a triple double to lead the Houston Rockets to a second straight rout of the Utah Jazz while the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics also recorded 2-0 series leads.
It was Harden's third career play-off triple-double as he put up 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to secure the comfortable 118-98 win at the Toyota Center.
Harden controlled the game from the start as the Rockets raced to a 39-19 lead after a first quarter where he scored just two points fewer than the Jazz. 
The Rockets made six of 13 3-pointers in the first and Utah hit just one of its 14 tries. The Rockets didn't let up in the second quarter and led 70-44 at halftime while Ricky Rubio and Royce O'Neale each had 17 points for the Jazz.
Meanwhile, in Boston, Kyrie Irving scored 37 points as the Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91.
Coming out of a timeout with a chance for Indiana to tie it, the Pacers' Wesley Matthews threw an inbounds pass into the bench on the other side of the court with 12.1 seconds left. 
On the ensuing play, the Celtics' Al Horford passed to Jayson Tatum, who was fouled on a two-handed dunk. He completed the three-point play to make it 97-91 with 8.8 seconds left.
The Pacers turned it over again and the Celtics were able to close out the game at the free throw line.
Tatum scored 26 points, including a thunderous dunk down the stretch to help punctuate a 10-0 run by Boston over the final five minutes. Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 23 points, and Thaddeus Young had 15.
The Bucks also went 2-0 up in their first-round series with the Detroit Pistons as Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in a big third quarter for Milwaukee big third quarter.
Eric Bledsoe led the Bucks with 27 points, and Khris Middleton had 24. Milwaukee is trying win a series for the first time since 2001. Luke Kennard had 19 points for Detroit. 
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
Houston Rockets 118-98 Utah Jazz
*Rockets lead the series 2-0
 
Boston Celtics 99-91 Indiana Pacers
*Celtics lead the series 2-0
 
Milwaukee Bucks 120-99 Detroit Pistons
*Bucks lead the series 2-0 
Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond each added 18, and Drummond had 16 rebounds. Detroit star Blake Griffin sat out again with a left knee injury, but received a technical for the second straight game for arguing from the bench.
After scoring 10 points and playing only 14 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee's first seven points in the third quarter. 
The Bucks outscored Detroit 35-17 in the period to take a 93-76 lead into the fourth. 
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