Brooklyn Nets picked up a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after they handed them a 125-86 beatdown in Game 2 of their 7-game NBA semifinals series despite missing James Harden due to injury. Kevin Durant led the scoring in the game with 32 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Kyrie Irving also contributed 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the game.
Phoenix Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets 122-105 to pick up the win in Game 1 of their NBA Conference semifinals following a dominant second half performance. Mikal Bridges led the scoring for the Suns with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Devin Booker and Chris Paul also contributed 21 points apiece in the game.