Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game 4

Photo: okcthunderwire.usatoday.comWhen we all thought that the Thunder are going to crash, the series wildcard in Russell Westbrook flipped the Blazers’ feel-good chapter. Much criticized for missing 15 of his 20 shots in Game 2, Russ came out with guns ablaze in Game 3, making four three-pointers and

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Game 3

Photo: ftw.usatoday.comA spirited Brooklyn Nets team was not enough to stop Philly’s Game 2 rampage, as a triple-double stat line by Ben Simmons led the Sixers to a rousing 145-123 victory. With the series tied and an opportunity for the NBA’s “Cinderella Team” to take a

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Game 2

Despite some experimental defensive schemes used by the Jazz to counter James Harden’s perimeter arsenal, The Beard still found a lot of ways to be effective as he led the Rockets to a convincing 122-90 series opener win. The pivotal Game 2 will be more important for Donovan Mitchell

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Game 2

Behind the heroics of veteran point guard D.J. Augustin, the 7th-seeded Orlando Magic pulled off a stunning victory over Kawhi Leonard and the 2nd-ranked Toronto Rapters in their season opener. Game 2 will be a pivotal stage for both teams, but look for the Raptors to come out hungrier