The first series of the conference semifinals begins today with the Philadelphia 76ers (East, 3rd) taken on the Toronto Raptors (East, 2nd). The Boston Celtics (East, 4th) take on the number one seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the other east semifinals matchup that series starts tomorrow. The defending back-to-back world champions, the Golden State Warriors (West, 1st) will take on the 4th seed the Houston Rockets that series also starts tomorrow. The Portland Trail Blazers are awaiting the winner of game seven of the San Antonio Spurs/Denver Nuggets series.
By Eric Jacinto
The 2019 NBA playoffs are finally here after a long season that quite frankly dragged the last month with most teams just given up and some locked up playoff seeds early. Now it's Playoff time!!! The first game of the playoffs is the #6 seed Brooklyn Nets visiting the #3 seed Philadelphia 76ers at 2:30pm ET, that is followed by #7 seed Orlando Magic taken on the number two seed Toronto Raptors at 5pm ET. Then at 8pm ET on ABC is the number one seeded (West) taken on the #8 seed Los Angeles Clippers not the Lakers. Finally, in the night cap back on ESPN at 10:30pm ET is the #7 seed San Antonio Spurs takes on the #2 seed Denver Nuggets in Denver.
The game ones tomorrow are the Indiana Pacers @ the Boston Celtics (1pm ET, TNT), the OKC Thunder @ the Portland Trail Blazers (3:30pm ET, ABC), the Detroit Pistons @ the Milwaukee Bucks (7pm ET, TNT) and the Utah Jazz @ the Houston Rockets at 9:30pm ET on TNT.
By Eric Jacinto
This week we saw the Golden State Warriors 11-game winning streak snapped by the Philadelphia 76ers in Golden State. The 76ers were on a four-game western trip that ended in Sacramento.