Curry (right, with ball) shoots a three-pointer (Image courtesy of the NBA).

 

It’s playoff time! Today is the first day of the NBA post-season, with 4 playoff games taking place.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Nets beat the 76ers in a 111-102 upset. D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Nets with 26 points and 4 assists, while 76er star Jimmy Bulter scored a game-high 36 points to go with 9 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Joel Embiid added 22 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 blocks for the 76ers in just 24 minutes.

Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors

The Magic defeated the Raptors to take a 1-0 lead in their playoff series. Kawhi Leonard and Paskal Siakam scored 25 and 24 points for the Raptors, respectively, and Kyle Lowry added 7 rebounds and 8 assists. DJ Augustin scored 25 points and recorded 6 assists for the Orlando Magic.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

The Warriors handily defeated the Clippers to take game 1 in the series. Steph Curry scored 38 points on 16 shots, and went 8 for 12 from 3-point range. He also grabbed 15 rebounds and had 7 assists for the Warriors. Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points and Lou Williams scored 25 points to go with 9 assists, both for the Clippers.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

The Spurs stole game 1 in Denver in a 101-96 victory. DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs in points scored with 18, rebounds with 12, and assists with 6. Nikola Jokic recorded a 10-point 14-rebound 14-assists triple-double for the Nuggets and Jamal Murray chipped in with 17 points and 6 steals.