|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAMonday night was a wild night in the NBA Playoffs with the Spurs losing, the Mavs winning, and the Nuggets coming back from the dead to finally win a game.
The second round of the Western Conference playoffs is still very murky, and we may have quite a number of lower seed advancing. Let's take a look at the games from last night's NBA action.
In the first game of the evening, the San Antonio Spurs were keeping a lid on the Memphis Grizzlies for the first half of the game. But then after halftime, the Grizzlies came out and outscored the Spurs 30-15 and went on to win the game 104-86. The Spurs are now one game away from being eliminated by the eighth seed. If the Grizzlies can pull off one more win, they will become only the fourth No. 8 team in NBA history to knock off the No. 1 seed.
The second game of the night featured the Dallas Mavericks taking out the Portland Trailblazers in another hard-fought battle, winning 93-82. Everyone expected this to be a tough series for either team, and it is shaping up that way. Dallas is now up 3 games to 2, and came back from their fourth-quarter meltdown in Game Four. The Blazers will be looking to avoid elimination or at least push the series to a deciding Game Seven.
Finally, the Denver Nuggets got a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, going 104-101. The Nuggets are still down three games to one, but at least avoided the sweep. Can they become the first team ever to battle back from a 3-0 deficit? Probably not. But if they start hitting their shots better, and making their free throws, they have a good chance of prolonging this series. And to think – the Nuggets were once expected to eliminate the Thunder from the playoffs.
It looks like the lowest seed – the OKC Thunder – are having the easiest time of it in the first round of the playoffs. The Mavericks are up 3-2 over the Trail Blazers, and everyone expected this series to go on for a while. But what is happening to the Spurs, losing three games to a team that until this year had not won a single playoff game in its franchise history?