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  2017 NBA PLAYOFF-FIRST ROUND RECAPS

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 Celtics-Bulls Cavaliers-Pacers  Raptors  Bucks   Wizards - Hawks
Warriors- Blazers Spurs-Grizzlies Rockets-Thunder  Clippers-Jazz
 
 Celtics-Bulls
  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1--(TNT) Sun-April 16 6:30 PM Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Bulls outlasted top-seeded Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday. Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 33 points.
Game 2--(TNT) Tue -April 18- 8 PM Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Game 3-(ESPN) Fri.-April 21-7 PM Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home.
Game 4-(TNT) Sun-April 23  6:30 PM Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Jimmy Butler carried the Bulls with 33 points.
Game 5- Wed.-April 26-TBD Avery Bradley scored 24 points to lead Boston to a 108-97 victory over Bulls and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Game 6-- Fri-April 28- TBD Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night.
 
Cavaliers-Pacers

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(ABC) Sat.-April 15-- 3 PM LeBron James scored 32 points and Cleveland, looking to flip a switch after a shaky-and-streaky regular season, began the postseason by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
Game 2-(TNT) Mon-April 17-7 PM Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, Kevin Love added 27, James had 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided another fourth-quarter collapse in Game 2, beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Paul George scored 32 points for Indiana
Game 3-(TNT) Thu-April 20 -7 PM LeBron James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland back from a 25-point halftime deficit to a 119-114 victory over the Pacers on Thursday night. Paul George  scored 36 points for Pacers.
Game 4--(ABC) Sun. April 23-1 PM  LeBron James  finished with 33 points helping the defending champions hold on for a series-clinching 106-102 victory at Indiana.
 

Raptors  Bucks 

  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(ESPN) Sat.-April 15-- 5:30 PM Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon had 16 and the Bucks beat the Raptors 97-83 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.
Game 2-(NBA TV) Tue-April 18-7 PM Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.
Game 3-((NBA TV) Thu-April 20 -8 PM Khris Middleton scored 20 points in a 104-77 win on Thursday night that gave the Bucks a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Game 4--TNT) Sat-April 22-3 PM DeMa DeRozan scored 33 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half of Toronto's 87-76 victory to tie the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.
Game 5- (NBA TV) Mon-April 24-7 PM Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round series on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a career playoff-high 30 points 
Game 6-- Thu.-April 27- TBD DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes to answer a furious rally by the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Raptors held on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night to take their first-round playoff series in six games. Giannis Antetokounmpo spearheaded the second-half rally for Milwaukee. He had 34 points.
 
Wizards - Hawks
  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1--(TNT) Sun-April 16 -1PM John Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and Markieff Morris added 21 in his NBA playoff debut as the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Game 2-(NBA TV) Wed.-April 19-7 PM In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Beal and backcourt mate John Wall  scored 32 points  and Bradley Beal finished with 31 points on  Wednesday night, in a 109-101 victory over Hawks that gave the Wizards a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference series.
Game 3-(TNT) Sat-April 22-5:30 PM Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and Atlanta delivered an early knockout blow in a 116-98 victory Saturday, slicing the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup.
Game 4--(TNT) Mon-April 24-8 PM  Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason, putting up a double-double by halftime and finishing with 16 points and 15 rebounds. to help the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Washington Wizards111-101 on Monday night, evening the opening-round series at 2-all. Bradley Beal scored 32 points for Washington.
Game 5- Wed.-April 26 -TBD  Back at home, and back in charge, Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading Washington to a 103-99 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6-- Fri.-April 28-TBD  John Wall scored 42 points -- a career playoff high , with 19 coming in the fourth quarter to single-handedly hold off a furious Atlanta comeback -- and the Wizards eliminated the Hawks with a 115-99 victory Friday, capturing the opening-round playoff series 4-2. Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 31 points, 
 
Warriors- Blazers

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1--(ABC) Sun-April 16 -3:30 PM Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood that sensational day by the Trail Blazers' dynamic backcourt duo to win Game 1 of the first-round series 121-109 on Sunday. CJMcCollum scored a playoff career-best 41 point and Damian Lillard had 34 points.
Game 2--(TNT) Wed.-April 19-10:30 PM  JaVale McGee shined on a night none of the usual stars found their steady shooting strokes and sparked Golden State off the bench with 15 points, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-81 in Game 2
Game 3-(ESPN) Sat-April 22-10:30 PM Stephen Curry scored 34 points and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory on Saturday night. CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 32 points, while Damian Lillard added 31 points.
Game 4--(TNT) Mon-April 24-10:30 PM Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night to sweep their first-round playoff series.  Damian Lillard scored 34 points for the Blazers
 
Spurs-Grizzlies

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(ESPN) Sat.-April 15-- 8 PM Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and San Antonio rolled to a 111-82 victory over Memphis on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.  Marc Gasol had 32 points for Grizzlies.
Game 2-(TNT) Mon-April 17-9:30 PM Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 37 points and added 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Game 3--(TNT) Thu-April 20 -9:30 PM Mike Conley had 24 points and eight assists, helping the Grizzlies snap a 10-game postseason skid against Spurs with a 105-94 victory on Thursday night.
Game 4-(ESPN) Sat-April 22 - 8 PM   Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot and that the San Antonio Spurs thought so, too, on a night when he scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Grizzlies overcame another postseason personal best from Kawhi Leonard, who had 43 points
Game 5- (NBA TV) Tue-April 25 8 PM  Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Game 6-- Thu.-April 27- TBD Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating Memphis 103-96 on Thursday night to take the series 4-2.
 
Rockets-Thunder 
  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(TNT) Sun-April 16 9 PMJames James Harden scored 37 points to outshine Westbrook, and the Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Game 2-(TNT) Wed.-April 19- 8 PM James Harden scored 35 points, but a collective scoring effort helped them rally for a 115-111 Rockets win over Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.  Russell Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the sixth career playoff triple-double for Westbrook, who had an NBA-record 42 in the regular season.
Game 3--(ESPN) Fri.-April 21-9:30 PM Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double and the Thunder held off the Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. Westbrook also had 13 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his second straight triple-double and the seventh playoff triple-double of his career. James Harden scored 44 points for Houston, but he missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game just before time expired
Game 4--(ABC) Sun. April 23-3:30 PM Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by halftime and finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists.
Game 5- (TNT) Tue. April 25-8 PM James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
 
Clippers-Jazz
  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(ESPN) Sun--April 17 -- 10:30 PM Joe Johnson drove the lane and hit a floater at the buzzer, giving the Jazz a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers after Utah lost Rudy Gobert 17 seconds into their playoff opener on Saturday night.
Game 2-(TNT) Tue-April 18-10:30 PM Blake Griffin led a smash-mouth revival of Lob City with 24 points and DeAndre Jordan had a double-double in the Clippers' 99-91 victory over Jazz on Tuesday night that evened their playoff series at 1-1.
Game 3-(ESPN2) Fri.-April 21-10 PM Chris Paul scored a season-high 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series, Clippers overcame a spectacular night from Gordon Hayward, who scored a career-high 40 points
Game 4--(TNT) Sun. April 23-9 PM Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Jazz beat the Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. It was Utah's first home playoff win since 2010.
Game 5- (TNT) Tue. April 25-10:30 PM Gordon Hayward scored 27 points, Utah controlled the paint and the Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Game 6-- Fri.-April 28-TBD  Chris Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers forced a Game 7 in their first-round series with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Game 7-- Sun-April 30-TBD  Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Jazz eliminated the LA Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, closing out the first-round series 4-3 to earn the franchise's first postseason victory since 2010.

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