From Derrick Rose of the Bulls tearing his ACL in the first playoff game of the 2012 playoff season against the Sixers, to the Grizzles shooting the Clippers’ lights out, the first weekend of the NBA playoffs were entertaining.
Saturday, April 28 was the first day and it consisted of torn ACLs to Rose and Iman Shurpet of the Knicks, a 30+ point blowout of the Heat over the Knicks and Kevin Durant of the knowing down a game winning shot with just seconds left to lift the Thunder over the defending champion Mavericks.
Day two consisted of a triple double from the Lakers’ Andrew Bynaum who also tied a playoff record with 10 blocks and the oldest team in the league, Spurs maintaining home court advantage with a collective performance. In a heated 4-5 match-up with the Celtics visiting the Hawks, all-star PG Rajon Rondo was ejected with under a minute left in a close game.
Monday is sure to have some good games as the as the Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks hope to steal a game in Miami before heading back to NY for games 3 and 4. The surprisingly great Indiana Pacers look to even the series at home in an attempt to regain home court advantage against the Orlando Magic. And in the night game, the Thunder look to take a commanding 2 game lead over the Mavs before heading to Dallas.