As the NBA playoffs began Thursday night, the bookends came to a close for the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bulls’ loss to the Boston Celtics came on Sunday, while the Thunder’s loss to Cleveland came on Wednesday.
Here are the best moments in the postseason thus far: 1.
LeBron James scored 27 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 117-101 win over the Celtics.
This was one of James’ best performances in the playoffs so far, scoring 27 points on 8-of-15 shooting to lead Cleveland to a 118-111 win.
The Cavs led by as many as 13 points in the second half, but James was just 3 of 12 from the field.
The Thunder’s Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
He finished with four fouls, but he also scored eight points and was a plus-18.
The Celtics, led by Avery Bradley, scored 20 points in a 96-86 win over Milwaukee.
The Lakers’ Russell Westbrook finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Kevin Durant had 16 points and seven rebounds in a 104-99 win over Oklahoma City.
The Spurs led by 16 points in overtime in a 109-98 win over Memphis.
The Rockets were able to hold off the Cavs in the third quarter, but lost to the Thunder in overtime 96-93.
The Warriors led by three with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter but lost 109-103 to the Grizzlies.
The Heat led by one with six seconds left in the first half, and they won 109-101 over the Clippers.