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NBA Playoffs: Onto Round Two


The GIST: Goodbye, round one of the NBA Playoffs. Hello, round two!

June 08, 2021
Source: LA Clippers/Twitter
Source: LA Clippers/Twitter

Round one: It all came down to the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers in yesterdayโ€™s final first-round game, and it was less of a nailbiter than we expected. The Clippers beat the Mavs for a second straight year, winning 126โ€“111 in Game 7 and setting themselves up for a series against the league-leading Utah Jazz that starts tomorrow.

Round two: Before the Clippers even tipped off, the Brooklyn Nets were already a game up on the Milwaukee Bucks after their 115โ€“107 Saturday win. Theyโ€™ll play again tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, but without star James Harden, who left Game 1 with a hamstring injury. Not good.

The Atlanta Hawks started their series against the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday with a 128โ€“124 win (and the fans behaved themselves), while the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns start theirs with a 10 p.m. ET tip-off tonight.