Today started the first day of the 1st round of the NBA playoffs, we started with the Western Conference with the 6 Utah Jazz and 3 Denver Nuggets. Jazz lead for the first quarter, but the Nuggets would take over and lead 59-52 at the half, Utah would lead at the end of the third and are in the lead here in the fourth, back and forth between Murray (DEN) and Mitchell (UTA) with back to back 3 pointers for the tie and then a basket for the lead, but Mitchell answers to tie it again. Jokic makes both free throws, Utah answers with free throws to tie it and we go into overtime. Jamal Murray starts OT with a basket giving the Nuggets the lead, back to back to back 3 pointers for the Nuggets give them a 126-117 lead, 3 pointers by Monte Morris, Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic. Denver defeats Utah 135-125 in OT to have a 1-0 series lead over Utah. (DEN)Jamal Murray played for 40:23 minutes, he scored 36 points, and had 5 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal.
Next game is Wednesday at 3 PM CT on TNT
The 2019 NBA Champs, Toronto Raptors begin their journey to become back to back NBA Champs as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Raptors have led for all of the game over the Nets as they go on to defeat the Nets 134-110 to start with a 1-0 series lead over the Nets.
Next game is Wednesday at 12:30 PM CT on NBA TV
Philadelphia led in the first quarter, leading 26-25. Boston has taken over in the second but 76ers stay close. Boston leads Philadelphia 55-49 at halftime. Celtics leading for most of the third, 76ers then comes from behind to take over but Boston takes it back into the fourth. Boston defeats Philadelphia 109-101. (BOS) Enes Kanter played for 8:13 minutes, and had 4 rebounds, and 3 assists
Next game is Wednesday at 5:30 PM CT on TNT
We close out the first day with a West matchup between Dallas and LAC. LAC lead for most of the first quarter but Dallas came from behind to lead at the end and they led into halftime, 69-66. Clippers take game 1 with a 118-110 win over Dallas and a 1-0 series start.(DAL) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played for 7:47 minutes and scored 6 points
Next game is Wednesday at 8 PM CT on TNT