Boston, Philly, Lakers all winners
Note: I may continue doing the individual game format, just had no time today. Thanks
Boston vs Atlanta.
Needing a big win before heading back home, the Boston Celtics got the job done despite the absence of their starting backcourt. With Ray out trhough injury and Rondo through suspension, Paul Pierce was left to shoulder the load. And shoulder it he did, scoring 36 to help the Cs get the job done. In a big blow for the Hawks, superstar forward Josh Smith could be out for the rest of the series with a knee injury.
Chicago vs Philadelphia
Usually it’s the losing team that has to make all the adjustments coming in to Game Two. Yet it was the absence of Derrick Rose that meant thatt the Bull were grasping for answers. Without their superstar, the Bulls looked leaderless at times, with neither Boozer or Deng stepping it up. Noah did all he could to make up for the scoring, as he put in 21 points on 10-11 shooting. But it was Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams who won it with 26 and 20 respectively.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver
The Lakers ceratinly look like they’re clicking at the perfect time of the year as they took a two match lead in their series with the Nuggets. Kobe Bryant scored 38 in his best playoff performance since 2010 while Bynum had a career playoff high with 27. Lakers are certainly looking scary and the Nuggets are in serious danger of a sweep.