Joel Embiid has used the the jeers from a missed dunk to make sure he did not miss his next attempt as the Philadelphia 76ers star led the NBA eastern conference top seeds to a 132-103 romp over the Washington Wizards.
After throwing the ball down through the rim, Embiid cupped his hands to his ears to encourage the opposition crowd.
Some booed. Many 76ers fans chanted "M-V-P! "M-V-P!" in Embiid's direction.
After another valuable performance, Philadelphia are one victory away from a first-round sweep.
"That would be incredible," Sixers star guard Ben Simmons said.
"We want to do that. Obviously we want to get the sweep so we can get some rest, but they're a tough team."
Embiid set a career play-off high with 36 points - 25 of them coming in a dominant first half before he rested the entire fourth quarter.
"I can't imagine anybody playing better than him," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.
"That was MVP level tonight. He's definitely a handful."
Embiid made 14 of his 18 attempts from the field - making it almost impossible to guard the Sixers' other starters
Simmons scored an efficient 14 points and had nine assists, Tobias Harris had 20 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, while Danny Green and Seth Curry both added 15 points.
The 76ers shot 58.6 per cent from the field, including 51.5 per cent from 3-point range.
The Milwaukee Bucks vanquished their play-off exit to the Miami Heat from last season.
The Bucks expected to win this series and the past four games showed exactly why.
The Bucks-Heat rematch was a mismatch with Milwaukee becoming the first team to advance to the second round in this season's playoffs by beating Miami 120-103 to complete a 4-0 sweep.
Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Bryn Forbes scored 22 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists - for Milwaukee.
The third-seeded Bucks won't play again until at least next Saturday against either second-seeded Brooklyn or seventh-seeded Boston - with the Nets leading that series 2-1.
In the west, Donovan Mitchell scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to guide the top-seeded Utah Jazz past the pesky Memphis Grizzlies 121-111.
The road win gave the top-seeded Jazz a 2-1 series lead and the home-court advantage.
Mike Conley, in Memphis where he started his career, matched his regular-season and play-off career highs with seven 3-pointers and finished with 27 points.
Meanwhile, Norman Powell matched his career play-off high with 29 points as the Portland Trail Blazers rolled past the Denver Nuggets 115-95 to level their series at 2-2.