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The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals

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The Boston Celtics swept the series against the Indiana Pacers (4-0) and became the first team that qualifies to the semi-finals.

In a hard-fought in Indianapolis, the Celtics stepped up in the final 10 minutes, led by as many as 11 points and earned the win to qualify to the next round.

For their part, the Pacers came back from a double-digit deficit and turned things around, yet they came up short again and were defeated.

Seven players scored in double figures for the winners, with Gordon Hayward leading the way with a team-high 20 points.

Bojan Bogdanovic (22 points), Tyreke Evans (21 points) and Darren Collison (19 points) were the best players of the losing squad.

Boston will now face the winner of the battle between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons, with the Bucks being up 3-0 in the series.

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