Contenders or Pretenders? NBA Playoffs Update
The first round of the NBA playoffs has begun here are the current scores of the series:
The Indiana Pacer and Cleveland Cavaliers are currently tied 1-1 in the series as the pacers took the first win, but could not stop Lebron James in the second game. James had 46 points, with just 16 in the first five minutes. Game 3 will be today at 4pm.
The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder are also tied 1-1 in the series with the Thunder taking the first game, but Utah fighting back and beating them game two. Paul George for the Thunder had 36 points in game one, and Joe Ingles for Utah had 20 points in game 2. Game 3 is tomorrow at 7pm.
The Houston Rockets are leading the Minnesota Timberwolves 2-0 and looking strong, particularly James Harden who finished with 44 points and eight assists in game 1 of the series. However, even though Harden only finished with 12 points in game 2, the Rockets rolled past the T-wolves beating them by 20, with four players in double-digits. Game 3 is tomorrow at 4:30pm.
The Philadelphia 76ers lead the Miami Heat 2-1 in the series, coming off their 20 point victory yesterday, lead by Joel Embiid’s 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Game 4 is tomorrow at 11:30am.
The New Orleans Pelicans lead the Portland Trail-Blazers 3-0, and the series looks like it may be a sweep with game four taking place tomorrow at 2pm.
The Golden-State Warriors lead the San Antonio Spurs also 3-0, even without star point guard Stephen Curry. Small Forward Kevin Durant lead the team in points in game two with 32 and game three with 26. Game 4 will be Sunday at 12:30pm.
The Toronto Raptors lead the Washington Wizards in their series 2-0, lead by Demar DeRozan, who had 37 points in game two. Game 3 will take place today at 5pm.
The Boston Celtics also are leading the series 2-0 against the Milwaukee Bucks, regardless of star point guard Kyrie Irving being out for playoffs. Both Jalen Brown for the Celtics and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points in game two, but Boston still came out on top. Game 4 will be Sunday at 10am.