First: The Grizzlies beat the Spurs in game 4 off a Marc Gasol buzzer beater. Second: Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a road victory by 6 against the Blazers in game 3. Third: The Cavaliers won off of a missed shot by Paul George to win the series. And Fourth: The Houston Rockets extended their lead over OKC to 3-1 as they won by some OKC missed free throws and some made free throws by Houston.
For me the most exciting game was the Houston vs OKC game. Steven Adams perfectly missed a free throw and then kicked it out to Westbrook for a deep three to give them hope of winning. For me that was the most exciting part of the game, but Houston did come back to win from down 12 in the third. But OKC might not be done yet. We saw Golden State come back from down 3-1 to beat the Thunder last year in the West Finals, and we also saw Cleveland become the first team to come back from down 3-1 to win the NBA Finals. So they might not be done yet.
Back to Indiana now for the first series win of the playoffs. Cleveland beat the Indiana Pacers in game 4 to clinch the first round series. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 61 points. James played 44 minutes and scored 33. The Cleveland Cavaliers ended the game with only 11 assists 29% shooting from three. I don’t feel like 11 assists will get you past a lot of teams, except the Pacers. But Cleveland moves on to play either the Bucks or the Raptors.
Those were my favorite games from last weekend in the NBA Playoffs, comment on your favorite games upcoming or past! For me I can’t wait for the NBA Finals, 37 day countdown starts now!