The first day of the playoffs NBA-2017 immediately gave some unexpected results.
The operating champion of NBA “Cleveland” has begun protection of a title with a difficult victory over “Indiana”. Guests throughout the match clinging to the result and had a real chance to open the score in the series, but potentially game-winning shot, had to make Paul George and C. J. miles, who with this mission failed. The best of the “Cavaliers” has traditionally been LeBron James, who in the 13th time in the playoffs managed to score at least 30 points and make 10 assists (32+13).
Toronto failed opening match of the series with Milwaukee, the Canadians won the first half, but after more break lost Giannis Antetokounmpo, on account of which personal record in the playoffs (28+8 rebounds). Characteristically, the “Buck” did not prevent fouled out, the Greek universal in the third quarter of the guests continued to increase his lead, taking advantage of the disastrous game Kyle Lowry, who scored only 4 points.
“San Antonio” and his March to the playoffs began with a missed jerk 7:18. This local success was one of the few enjoyable moments for “Memphis.” The “spurs” in the second quarter, got back in the game, and after a long break we finally removed all questions on the winner of the match. 32 points scored by the leaders of the two teams is Kawai Leonard and Marc Gasol.
For “Utah” series with “clippers” began with the big trouble – already on 17-th second of the match center jazz Rudy Gobert got hit on the knee and could not leave the area. The visitors did not dwell on the loss of a key player and the main driving force of “Utah” has suddenly become not Gordon Hayward, and veteran Joe Johnson. It is ex-leader of “Atlanta” with the score tied I went into the aisle and threw the hardest ball. Immediately sounded the siren, recorded an unexpected away the success of the team from salt lake city.
The results of the matches of the day:
Cleveland – Indiana 109:108 (34:29, 32:30, 26:25, 17:24)
Toronto – Milwaukee 83:97 (22:30, 29:16, 19:29, 13:22)
San Antonio – Memphis— 111:82 (25:30, 27:19, 32:15, 27:18)
L. A. Clippers – Utah — 95:97 (24:22, 28:30, 18:22, 25:23)
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