It was a wild Sunday in the NBA playoffs as all three former NBA Cats in action led their teams to victory.
Rondo dished out a NBA playoff-high 16 assists as his Celtics pounded the Hawks.
The 76ers are now on the verge of eliminating the NBA’s best team record-wise in the Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers gutted out an impressive road win to put the Nuggets on the brink of elimination.
The Knicks ended a decade-long drought of playoff victories against the Heat.
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS – FIRST ROUND
#1 CHICAGO BULLS vs #8 PHILADELPHIA 76ers (JODIE MEEKS)
Jodie Meeks didn’t play for much of the hard fought battle with Bulls, but was inserted into the game in the closing minutes for his defense and hit two crucial free throws to help seal the 89-82 victory for the 76ers, who are now 1 victory away from becoming only the fifth #8 seed to advance past the first round. 76ers center Spencer Hawes exploded for 22 points on 9/11 shooting, while PG Jrue Holiday tossed in 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Game 1 – Chicago 103 Philadelphia 91 – Bulls leads 1-0
Game 2 – Philadelphia 109 Chicago 102 – Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 – Philadelphia 79 – Chicago 74 – 76ers Lead 2-1
Game 4 – Philadelphia 89 – Chicago 82 – 76ers Lead 3-1
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD, TNT