Monday clarified an awful lot in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, both of whom dropped the first game of their respective first-round series, gained complete control of the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers.
Milwaukee cruised to a 121-106 victory over the Magic, while the Lakers annihilated Portland, 135-115 (and it really wasn’t even that close).
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat eliminated the Indiana Pacers with a 99-87 Game 4 victory that came one day after Butler’s former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, was swept.
The one series that tightened features the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s now tied 2-2 following OKC’s 117-114 win, and there’s a real chance Chris Paul might eliminate the team that unexpectedly traded him just over a year ago.
If you’re looking for an idea of what might happen next for all of the above, keep scrolling.