Miami defeated the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night to win their Eastern Conference semifinal series, while Memphis reached its very first Western Conference final by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Monday night, Miami beat Chicago, and Memphis outlasted Oklahoma City to each go up 3-1 in their respective NBA Eastern and Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
The Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated, respectively, the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies in NBA conference semifinal playoff action Sunday.
NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder, in the first triple-overtime NBA playoff game since a 2009 Celtics-Bulls contest, defeated the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at Fedex Forum. Their second-round series is now knotted at two games apiece.