Sixers, Thunder both get important victories
A thunderous opening statement from OKC quickly opened up the option of a blood bath in this series as the Thunder destroyed the Lakers by a ridiculous 29 points. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had 25 and 27 points respectively to lead the Thunder while newly crowned 6th man of the year James Harden contributed 17 points. Kobe and Bynum each had 20 apiece.
The 76ers got the win they need on the Celtics court as they won a close game by a single point. They managed the impossible as they became the first team since the San Antonio Spurs during the regular season to defeat the Celtics on their floor. Look out for a big response in Philly!