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Updated at 10:32 a.m. Game 1: Thunder 116, Jazz 108 Donovan Mitchell came out ready to play in his first career playoff game. The first weekend of the 2018 NBA playoffs is in the books. Still without Joel Embiid , the Sixers pulled away in the second half to win by 27. Budenholzer is suddenly on the market. The win gives the Celtics an advantage leading to another home game on Tuesday. They will be going up against playoff LeBron James though, which almost certainly spells defeat.

And not just them," James continued. "Even the older guys as well. Or, as Oladipo said: "We've been playing like this all year. Jaylen Brown added on 20 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Dan Gilbert’s remarks that the Pacers could have gotten more for Paul George than Oladipo fueled him tonight. They kept it close throughout the third and led by as much as four in the third. This Minnesota team showed the world tonight that they can compete with Houston.

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The Cavaliers have struggled as a team at times this year, but their new roster is starting to jell. All rights reserved. Some of the guys even with experience, including myself, I can be a lot better as well. Been playing hard on both ends all year. Young superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way, scoring 35 points, grabbing 23 boards, and adding seven assists. The experience and star power of the Thunder took down the youth and defense of the Jazz.

However, if Houston made threes at their normal rate this game would be a blowout. But the Rockets will need a more balanced attack to play for the NBA title. Chicago White Sox vs. Are 2016-17 Warriors best ever? Unfortunately, he did suffer a foot injury, but seemed to be OK. Let's relive the best of the best right here.  Celtics and Bucks trade 3-pointers in the final seconds of regulation The first 45 minutes of Bucks-Celtics was ugly.

CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Copyright 2018 IBT Media Inc. Cavaliers in 6 Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota is without their best player for the playoffs in Jimmy Butler. Deze site gebruikt cookies Meer info lees je hier. Jeff Green's a vet with playoff experience. It just hasn't been magnified. He fouled out but I’d argue that more than one of the calls on him were questionable.

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Chris Paul made a poor turnover with the score being 104-101, but Jimmy Butler missed a three to tie the ballgame. Ben Pfeifer is the Managing Editor of the Colts for Full Press Coverage, the AFC South Division Editor, and head NBA editor. Trevor Ariza, P.J. Seattle Mariners vs. Sporting News Media and its licensors. The Thunder, meanwhile, took care of business. Thankfully, the final few minutes, especially the final 10 seconds of regulation, made up for it.

The 2018 NBA Playoffs kicked-off over the weekend and it has been action-packed so far. The 2018 NBA playoffs have officially begun with the first games tipping off Saturday. They have another all-star in Karl Anthony-Towns, but he is not nearly enough to defeat the best team in the NBA this season. Hasn't been around these parts much, because, well, losing Game 1 of a first-round series is not something they do.

So it's the playoffs now, we've been doing this all year. Khris Middleton had a huge game, putting up 31 points, eight rebounds, and six assists on 5-7 shooting from three. Led by Alec Burks’ 10 points in two minutes the Jazz made a bit of a comeback but it was too little too late. The Rockets shot poorly for three as a team (27%); there was a lid on the rim for most of the Rockets’ players tonight.

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Davis had 35 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots. In another game, the Boston Celtics survived the gritty clutches of the Milwaukee Bucks to win their Game 1 of their NBA Playoffs duel. As 16 teams fight to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy, I will break down who will survive — until the second round, at least. The Rockets exploded after the offseason addition of Chris Paul, finishing at 65-17.

Kevin Love, a champion, was 3-of-8. Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action. Malcolm Brogdon played well in his third game back from injury, putting up 16 to go along with a clutch team. Paul George was in full playoff form, scoring 36 points shooting 8-11 from three, setting an OKC record for threes in a playoff game. Harden absolutely exploded tonight, scoring a blistering 44 points and dishing eight assists.

Collectively the Cavaliers missed 26 of 34 shots from three-point range, including 8 of 10 from the corners. Game 1 in Boston was an overtime thriller , with the Celtics squeaking out a win over the Bucks. Game 1: Rockets 104, Timberwolves 101 The Rockets took Game 1 against the Timberwolves, but it was a lot tougher than anyone expected. ARE YOU KIDDING!? Paul George catches fire from downtown Everyone knew Russell Westbrook was going to show up in Game 1 against the Jazz , but he would need help if the Thunder wanted to get the win.

NBA Playoffs 2018 first round results: Cavs start losing, Celtics win in OT

The 2018 NBA Playoffs kicked-off over the weekend and it has been action-packed so far. The Celtics win in OT, while the Cavaliers lose game 1 to Pacers.

The Indiana Pacers came into Cleveland and shocked the world, dominating the Cleveland Cavaliers. Russell Westbrook added on 29 points, 13 boards, and eight assists. He kept the defense on its heels all night, picking apart Minnesota with everything from the pick and roll to the isolation, make em’ dance step-back three. Before we reach the NFL draft Ben Rolfe looks back at the defensive acquisitions from the offseason so far.

Lastly, the Rockets escaped with a three-point win over the Timberwolves . The final few minutes were especially strange. James Harden goes supernova James Harden was an absolute machine on the offensive end in Game 1 against the Timberwolves . Not only did he get plenty of help, but Paul George was arguably the best player on the floor on Sunday afternoon, pouring in 36 points thanks to impressive eight 3-pointers.

Eastern Conference has seen in a long time. However, without Kawhi Leonard, the talent disparity on the court will be vast. They were more aggressive. We just can't shoot as tight," said Hood, who was 4-of-8. "We just gotta shoot the ball and if you make it, you make it, and if you miss, you miss. The game was close throughout and the Celtics looked to pull away in the fourth quarter. Despite this being a 4-5 matchup, the Cavs were heavy favorites because of LeBron James.

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He drained seven 3-pointers, dished out eight assists and poured in 44 points in a stunning performance. Jrue Holiday stuffs  Pat Connaughton   Anthony Davis was awesome in Game 1 against the Trail Blazers, but so too was Jrue Holiday. Victor Oladipo looked every bit the All Star he is, pouring down 32 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 36 minutes of play. But at 43-39 on the year, this team has the worst record among 2018 playoff teams.

Get the picture yet? But I think tonight we was tight with all our shots. Boston led by as much as 10 in the fourth, but Milwaukee made it close. Unfortunately for him, he was scoreless in the first and the Cavaliers trailed 33-14 after one. He had a very good rookie debut, with 27 points and 10 rebounds. His PNR partner, Clint Capela, was elite tonight. Welcome to the daily Full Court Press playoff edition, where we recap all of the day’s NBA action.

ARE YOU KIDDING!? Unfortunately for the Wolves, Jimmy Butler took a turnaround fadeaway that had no chance. There was simply nothing the Wolves could do to slow him down, as he hit 15 of 26 attempts. He finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, and most importantly, the game-clinching block. King James led Cleveland with a triple-double in 43 minutes of play — 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.

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One of the wildest 11 second you will see began with a Malcolm Brogdon three to tie the game. In that first quarter, Cleveland had more turnovers (7) than field goals made (5). Donovan Mitchell is the first rookie since LeBron James to score 25 points and grab 10 rebounds in his playoff debut. He scored 24 points, grabbed 12 boards, and blocked three shots. What has made Patrick Corbin go from mid-level starter to a top-20 MLB pitcher?

Overtime was just as wild. Jimmy Butler just dribbled up the court. Surprisingly, the Rockets needed every single one of those points, as they escaped with just a three-point win. With just nine seconds remaining, and the Pelicans clinging to a three-point lead, Pat Connaughton snuck to the basket off the inbounds play. Kevin Love chipped in nine points, 17 rebounds, and two assists but it wasn’t enough to help them get the W.

It will be interesting to see the back-and-forth between Pelicans big man Anthony Davis and Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. I've always stayed even keeled with the postseason," James said. "It's just, I mean, I'm down 0-1 in the first round. Clarkson (2-of-6) said he wasn't nervous, "just thinking instead of playing. Terry Rozier came right back down the court, crossed Eric Bledsoe and splashed a three with 0.5 seconds remaining.

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CLEVELAND — The oldest NBA playoff cliche snaked its way into the Cavaliers' locker room Sunday. Hasn't been around these parts much, because, well, losing Game 1 of a first-round

Did an unnecessary spin move. Raptors finally win a Game 1 After 10 straight losses in Game 1s, including six at home, the Raptors finally started off a series with a win . He looked to have an easy bucket, but Holiday arrived at the last second to swat the shot off the backboard. The Cavaliers vs Pacers game 2 schedule is set for Wednesday, April 18, at Quicken Loans Arena. That means Milwaukee has the best player on the court by far in Giannis Antetokounmpo.

I was down 3-1 in the Finals. Cavaliers point guard George Hill hurt his back when he was crushed from behind on a screen by Trevor Booker in the second quarter. All looked down for the Bucks until Khris Middleton hit a miraculous 35-foot bomb to sent the game to OT. James finished with a triple-double (24 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) but it was not enough. Ths Jazz did not play a bad game by any means but shots were just going in for the Thunder.

The NBA playoffs feature several teams capable of winning it all. Susan G. Game 1: Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80 The Pacers cruised to an 18-point road victory in Game 1, taking control of this series. Stepped inside the 3-point line. Things were shaky for a while, as DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry didn't play great in the first half, and the Wizards hung around. Nick Young sneaks into free-throw lane This went mostly unnoticed, but was quietly the funniest moment of the first weekend.

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The play occurred with 8:59 left, and Booker was called for an offensive foul. Terry Rozier shined in his first playoff start, scoring 23 points. Nate McMillan and Indiana did a masterful job stifling James, sending multiple defenders at him every play. Donovan Mitchell: “I feel fine. Minnesota fought until the final buzzer and displayed great heart. Sure, the defending champion Golden State Warriors were still a well-oiled offensive machine while thrashing the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 Saturday night.

It's the first time a LeBron James-led team has dropped the opening game of the first round of the playoffs. Took a bad fadeway 2. But eventually the Raptors pulled away for an eight-point win. After getting confused about how many free throws Davis Bertans had left, Nick Young came sprinting into the lane in search of a rebound, only to find it wasn't quite time for rebounding. Tied at 96-all with 10.3 seconds left, the Celtics drained time before going to Terry Rozier for a step back three with a second left in the game.

The Thunder were the talk of the town after the offseason additions of forwards Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Nance was strong — 10 points, five rebounds, 5-of-7 shooting. But Lue yanked him with 8:39 left in the third and he didn't come back. Marcus Morris was an X-Factor, making key offensive and defensive plays at the end of the game. The Lance Stephenson vs LeBron James saga continued; Stephenson brought excellent energy every time he checked James.

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Victor Oladipo led the way with 32 points. Budenholzer is suddenly on the market. But as he's been doing all season long, Oladipo quieted his doubters. So, he did what anyone who has ever almost been embarrassed does -- he tried to play it off. Middleton’s 31 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 35 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists weren’t enough to give the Bucks with a win. Miami plays well as a unit, but the team lacks any player rivaling Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons for Philly.

You always hear people say in the regular season sometimes it's a 'playoff-type atmosphere,'" James said. "Eh, you can't simulate that. Love had his right leg heavily wrapped after the game. He finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Lance finished with 12 rebounds and five boards off of the bench. Let me start this off by saying that I give Minnesota a lot of credit. The role players were the stars of the show.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland had a small ball lineup in Game 1, featuring a healthy  Rodney Hood ,  Jeff Green  at the power forward spot, and  Kevin Love  at center. CBS Interactive. Simmons nearly posts triple-double in playoff debut After closing the regular season on a 16-game winning streak, the young Sixers played their first playoff game on Saturday. Nick Young -- who else -- kicked things off by showing up to Warriors-Spurs in boxers and a silk robe.

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You can't simulate that speed. Counting the regular season, the Pacers have beaten the Cavs four out of five games. Rookie Jayson Tatum had an excellent first playoff game, finishing with 19 points, 10 boards, four assists, and three steals. Myles Turner was great on defense and had an efficient offensive night, shooting 66.7% from the field, scoring 16 and grabbing eight rebounds. They played the Rockets close and even had a lead at multiple points in the game.

The 76ers are finally making “The Process” pay off after winning just 19, 18, 10 and 28 games during the painful four-year rebuilding process with coach Brett Brown at the helm. New York Mets vs. It'll be interesting to see if coach Tyronn Lue makes any changes before Game 2 on Wednesday. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. And they didn't disappoint . Then there was Terry Rozier's two-toned coat, and finally Russell Westbrook's shirtless suit.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Indiana has had a surprising season behind the vast improvement of Victor Oladipo, who jumped from 15.9 to 23.1 points per game this year. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. You can't simulate what's going on out there. You're on their home court and you're going to have to show that confidence and you're going to have to be clear about what you need to do and be connected out there.

Victor Oladipo starred, scoring 32 points and stealing the ball four times, shooting 6-9 from three. Houston was only 2-14 from three with 5:49 left in the second and the Wolves led 38-36 later in the second. Jamal Crawford scored 15 off of the bench; Derrick Rose even stepped in his time machine, scoring 16 points on 50% shooting. If you have that aggressive mindset, good things will happen,” Harden told reporters. “If they gave me space, where I could get my shot off, I shot it.