After Washington joined Miami in the next round, the Eastern Conference had only two games in Game 6. We round up the action as both matches go to the final game.
Deron Williams suffered a second half ankle injury but he would not give the game up as he responded to drive the Nets into Game 7. Williams scored 23 along with five rebounds as the Nets clinched victory by 97-83.
The Toronto Raptors made an attempt at a comeback in the final quarter, but it was too little too late and the Nets levelled the series at 3-3. A strong first quarter left the home side up by 34-19 and they never looked back from that point.
As well as putting his sprained ankle to the back of his mind to hit his third 20+ score in the three Nets wins ahead of the do-or-die game on Sunday in Toronto where the winner will face the much-fancied Miami Heat.
David West was the saviour for the top seeded Indiana Pacers, as they took their playoff series to 3-3 and into the final seventh match. West scored 24 and claimed 11 rebounds as the Pacers saw off the Indiana Hawks 95-88.
West scored half of his total haul in the final and decisive quarter as a 16-4 run for the road side meant that they kept the tie going into the final match. The seventh match will take place in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Jeff Teague scored 29 for the Hawks as they very nearly pulled off a surprise victory over the top seed, but along with West, Paul George also hit 24 and kept the tie alive in the process, showing some of the fighting spirit needed by a side who topped their conference over the regular season.
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