The Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6, 104-92 and advance to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East semi-finals. In the West, the San Antonio Spurs along with two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard will meet Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. I think that the Warriors, despite losing Stephen Curry to injury, might be able to handle winning more games in the playoffs, because they play together as a team and also as a cohesive unit bonding together for a purpose. Shaun Livingston has been able to fill in for Curry as the point guard, contributing points, defense, passing, and complimentary fill in for a two-time Most Valuable Player. The Clippers in Los Angeles has suffered injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Much has surpassed the times if the Clippers are able to get by the Portland Trail Blazers now. It looks like now Portland might get by the Clippers and meet the defending NBA champs Golden State Warriors in the second round of the Western Conference.
The Washington Wizards, fresh from their playoff series with the Chicago Bulls, win Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers 102-96. This is because Washington forward Trevor Ariza didn’t miss a beat after arriving in Indianapolis. He was on fire, hitting jumpshot after jumpshot. In the West, the Clippers score 122 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder score 105 and Los Angeles takes a 1-0 lead. Clippers point guard Chris Paul hits 8 three-pointers in a row for 31 points. Looking forward to seeing exciting basketball between the Clippers and the Thunder.