Capping off the Day 2 action was the top-seeded Phoenix Suns hosting the No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans. On paper, the Suns were a heavy favorite but, as we have seen this weekend, anything can happen in the playoffs and the Pelicans knocked off two teams this past week to earn this opportunity. New Orleans made their run to make this game interesting in the second half, cutting the deficit to six points, but Chris Paul and the Suns were not going to drop Game 1 as the defending Western Conference champs clamped down and came away with a 110-99 win.
Earlier, the Miami Heat made easy work of the Atlanta Hawks, 115-91 to take a 1-0 series lead. Next, the Celtics defeated the Nets, 115-114, thanks to Jayson Tatum’s incredible buzzer-beating layup. In the third game of the day, the Bucks and Bulls played a thriller that ended in a 93-86 win for Milwaukee.
NBA playoffs schedule, scores
- Miami Heat 115, Atlanta Hawks 91
- Boston Celtics 115, Brooklyn Nets 114
- Milwaukee Bucks 93, Chicago Bulls 86
- Phoenix Suns 110, New Orleans Pelicans 99
Here’s the full playoff bracket and weekly TV schedule. All games on Sunday can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).
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