The Golden State Warriors held on to a big lead this time to end a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio and even their playoff series against the Spurs, while the Miami Heat had a record-setting win to tie their series with the Chicago Bulls.
The San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 16-point deficit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and then needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors 129-127 in the opening game of their National Basketball Association second-round playoff series.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat became the fifth four-time winner of the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award and will receive the trophy before tonight’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls.
The Golden State Warriors became the first National Basketball Association team this postseason to wrap up a playoff series at home, and the Brooklyn Nets won on the road to force a decisive Game 7 tomorrow against Chicago.
The Milwaukee Bucks have fired coach Jim Boylan, three days after the team’s season ended by losing four straight games to the Miami Heat in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.