Brooklyn Nets secured a comfortable 104-93 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their NBA playoffs thanks to the efforts of their big-name players. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 1 assist, with Kyrie Irving contributing 29 points and James Harden, 21 points. The Nets will face the Celtics for the second time on Wednesday as they look to make the last 8 in the playoffs.
Khris Middleton came up clutch for the Milwaukee Bucks as they defeated the Miami Heat 109-107, scoring just before the buzzer in OT to secure the win for the Bucks. The forward contributed 27 points with 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the game.
Luka Doncic recorded a triple-double for the Dallas Mavericks as they picked up a 113-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their playoff series. The Serb contributed 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists as his side ran out victorious to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 123-109 in their NBA playoff Game 1 to go 1-0 up in the series. Damian Lillard contributed a double-double for the Trail Blazers as he finished the game with 34 points, 2 rebounds and 13 assists.