NBA Playoffs Daily Roundup: April 17


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It’s only day 2 of the NBA playoffs and we’ve already seen some incredible games so far. And in case you missed the games, don’t worry.. we’ve got you covered. Here’s a recap of the games today April 17 (April 16 in the U.S.)

Wizards 114, Hawks 107 (WAS leads 1-0)

John Wall had a double-double of 32 points and 14 assists to give the Wizards a 1-0 upperhand in their series against the Hawks. Atlanta was leading at the half, but Washington went on a surge in the third period to create separation and take the victory.

Warriors 121, Trail Blazers 109 (GSW leads 1-0)

Golden State had an amazing performance from Draymond Green who finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists. The Blazers got explosive numbers from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum (combined for 75 points) but the steady play of Green and the Warriors trio of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson was just too much to handle.

Bulls 106, Celtics 102 (CHI leads 1-0)

The Chicago Bulls stole home court advantage from the Boston Celtics behind the superb second half play of Jimmy Butler. The Bulls got 30 points, nine rebounds and three assists from Butler, while also getting double digits from Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis. Isaiah Thomas, whose sister passed away a day before the game, had 33 points in the loss.

Rockets 118, Thunder 87 (HOU leads 1-0)

It was a battle of MVP candidates in the Western Conference first round matchup between the OKC Thunder and Houston Rockets. But in the end, it was Harden who came out with the win. The Beard had a stat line of 37 points, seven rebounds and nine assists to lead Houston to a 1-0 series lead. Russell Westbrook shot poorly from the field, finishing with 22 points on 6-of-23 shooting.

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