Chris Paul sat out Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Houston Rockets with a hamstring injury, but that didn’t stop the Los Angeles Clippers from pulling out a 117-101 victory over the 2nd seed.
No one gave the 8th seed New Orleans Pelicans much of a chance against the Golden State Warriors, but despite being swept they showed the ability to keep up with top seed in every game of the short series, especially with Anthony Davis on board.
The Oklahoma City Thunder sent head coach Scott Brooks packing not too long after the regular season ended. The Thunder finished with a 45-37 record, missing the playoffs because the New Orleans Pelicans held the tiebreaker with them.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers completed the sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory in Game 4 of the first round matchup. The Cavs will move on to play the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
The Milwaukee Bucks will live to see another day in the 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs after a fantastic Game 4 ended in a 92-90 Bucks victory. The Bulls may still lead the series 3-1; but a playoff victory can go a long way for a young, developing team like the Bucks.
It wasn’t exactly pretty, but the Brooklyn Nets got it done at home in the Barclays Center to cut the Atlanta Hawks lead in the best-of-seven series to one, 91-83.
The 2014-2015 Oklahoma City Thunder season came to an end Wednesday despite a 138-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately for the Thunder, the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the San Antonio Spurs a little later in the night to secure the 8th spot in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs were two of the best teams in the NBA this season; but with the extremely close standings in the Western Conference, the Spurs find themselves traveling to L.A. in what is sure to be the most exciting series of 1st round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs
The Boston Celtics may be just below .500 at 40-42 on the season; however, that doesn’t mean the Cleveland Cavaliers will get a free pass in the 1st round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen—the New Orleans Pelicans are heading to the NBA Playoffs after outlasting the San Antonio Spurs rally and edging out the Oklahoma City Thunder in the standings.