NBA playoffs 2015 first round openers.
The NBA playoffs are underway and so far the first half of the first round openers are now done.
Out in the Western Conference, the first to go into battle are the number one seed going against the number eight seed as the Golden State Warriors came out the winners over the New Orleans Pelicans. Next, the second seed Houston Rockets took on the Dallas Mavericks and the higher seeded team also taking their series opener. Both now preserve their homecourt advantage by going up 1-0 in their best pf seven tiff.
We now head on to the Eastern Conference where it is the opposite. The top-seeded teams and their opponents take a break as the middle of the pack went head-to-head. The playoffs open with the number three team, the Chicago Bulls, taking on the Milwaukee Bucks with Chicago winning 103-91 and take a 1-0 lead in the series. The same can't be said for the other series opener, this time between the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards. Led by veteran Paul Pierce, the Wizards now steal homecourt advantage by virtue of a 93-86 win in overtime.
Now, are we going to see another upset in the other first round openers? We'll see. Unfortunately, I don't think I would be able to watch the game broadcast live as game time is scheduled at three in the morning, Manila time. That is between the Cleveland Cavaliers (the number two seed) against the Boston Celtics (who enters the playoffs as the number seven seed) in the East. It is too early, for me, for the next game which is between the first seed Atlanta Hawks going up against eighth-seed Brooklyn Nets which is to be broadcast live at 5:30 AM, Manila time.
The other two games, Portland versus Memphis and Los Angeles Clippers versus the defending champion San Antonio Spurs (who have fallen to the sixth-seed after the regular season) isn't available on my cable provider's list yet. I have to check tomorrow if they will show it live.
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