Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers win crucial Game 5s
The GIST: Somebody queue up David Bowie because every second-round series could be decided over the next 48 hours. Baby, this is what you came for.
Eastern Conference (EC) No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid reminded everyone why he’s the league MVP last night, leading the Sixers to a 115–103 road dub to take a 3-2 series lead. This showdown returns to Philly with the momentum in the home team’s favor tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Western Conference (WC) No. 1 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 4 Phoenix Suns: The Nuggets Nikola Jokić put Game 4’s courtside controversy behind him, dominating with 29 points in last night’s 118–102 Denver win. Now, the Nugs (leading 3-2) can take the series with a road W tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET.
EC No. 5 NY Knicks vs. No. 8 Miami Heat: The play-in team Heat (leading 3-1) are one win away from advancing to the EC finals for the third time in four years. Never underestimate Playoff Jimmy. Tipoff for Game 5 is in New York tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.
WC No. 6 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 7 LA Lakers: Down 3-1, the defending champ Warriors are on the brink of elimination, but Steph Curry and his squad know how to pull off a comeback. Plus, their home record this season speaks for itself. Tune in to see if the Big Three can get the Bay Area partying like it’s 2016 tonight at 10 p.m. ET.