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  2018 NBA PLAYOFF-SECOND ROUND RECAPS

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Toronto-Cleveland Boston-Philadelphia Houston-Utah Golden State-New Orleans
 
#1 Toronto vs. #8 Washington
  DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1--(TNT) Tues, May 1 8 p.m LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Game 2--(ESPN) Thur, May 3 6 p.m LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists, Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Game 3--(ABC) Sat, May 5-8:30 p.m LeBron James finished with 38 points including a banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.
Game 4-(TNT) Mon, May 7- 8:30 p.m LeBron James finished with 29 points as he ended Toronto's season for the third straight season with a second consecutive four-game sweep as Cavs advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth year in a row with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night.
 
#2 Boston vs. #7 Milwaukee

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-TNT) Mon, April 30- 8 p.m Substitute point guard Terry Rozier scored 29, and first-year Celtics forwardJayson Tatum had a career-high 28 points to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons on Monday night and lead Boston to a 117-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.  Joel Embiid scored 31 points with 13 rebounds for Philadelphia,
Game 2-(TNT) Thur, May 3 --8:30 p.m Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds, helping the Celtics rally from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night
Game 3-(ESPN) Sat, May 5- 5 p.m Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford scored the go-ahead basket for Boston late in overtime in a wild Game 3 where the Philadelphia 76ers were sloppy with the basketball and the confetti, leading the Celtics to a 101-98 victory and a 3-0 series lead on Saturday night.
Game 4--(TNT) Mon, May 7- 6 p.m  T.J.  McConnell turned an eye-popping start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help Philadelphia stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Monday night.
Game 5-(TNT) Wed, May 9-8 p.m Jayson Tatum scored 25 points as Boston beat Philadelphia 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year
 
#1 Houston vs. #5 Utah

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(ABC) Sun, April 29 3:30 p.m James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday.
Game 2--(TNT) Wed, May 2 8 p.m Joe Ingles led the Jazz with a career-high 27 points, but it was the star rookie who provided the highlight of the night as the Jazz evened the Western Conference semifinals 1-1 with a 116-108 win. James Harden had 32 points for Rockets.
Game 3-(ESPN) Fri May 4 . 10:30 p.m James Harden had 25 points and 12 assists to lead Houston to a 113-92 win over Utah in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Friday night.
Game 4--(TNT) Sun, May 6  8 p.m. Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
Game 5- (TNT) Tue, May 8 Chris Paul' had a  playoff career-high 41 points, in a 112-102 victory in Game 5 that eliminated the Jazz.
 
#2 Golden State vs. #6 New Orleans

 

DATE-TIME HOME TEAM
Game 1-(TNT) Sat, April 28. 10:30 p.m Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Green dazzled all over the floor with his fourth career postseason triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors thoroughly overmatched the New Orleans Pelicans for a 123-101 win in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals Saturday night.
Game 2-(TNT) Tues, May 1 . 10:30 p.m ,Stephen  Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off  to a roaring ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd and immediately got to work in Golden State's 121-116 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night  and the Warriors held off the pesky Pelicans to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.
Game 3--(ESPN) Fri May 4 - 8 p.m Highlighted by dunks of the driving, put-back or alley-oop variety, Anthony Davis had 33 points to go with 18 rebounds and four steals, and the Pelicans defeated the Warriors 119-100 on Friday night to trim Golden State's series lead to 2-1.
Game 4-(ABC) Sun, May 6  . 3:30 p.m Kevin Durant finished with 38 points on 15-of-27 shooting to go with nine rebounds, and Golden State soundly defeated the Pelicans 118-92 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead back to the West Coast.
Game 5-(TNT) Tue, May 8- ,Stephen   Curry played his most minutes since missing nearly six weeks with a knee injury, finishing with 28 points and helping the Golden State Warriors advance to the Western Conference finals for a fourth straight year by dismantling and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5 on Tuesday night.  Anthony Davis had 34 points and 19 rebounds for a Pelicans

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