NBA Playoffs 1st Rd Line Report: Sun April 14

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Russell Westbrook and James Harden kept refreshing their records in their own way.

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs.

A lot of records were produced this season.

Now imagine that he had played more than 32.8 minutes per game and had not been carrying an ankle injury through the final month of the season. The Warriors may need to get by scoring champion James Harden and the Rockets, who took them to a seventh game a year ago in the conference finals, just to get back to that round this time. Still, this is a team that can make noise with scoring threat Bojan Bogdanovic.

Of course it also doesn't hurt to know that you're signing on for a guaranteed trip to the NBA Finals every year, especially after you just choked away a 3-1 series lead to that same team in the Western Conference Finals. Judging by the work he has put in and the MVP season he has put up numbers-wise, there will be plenty of teams Fearing the Deer and Milwaukee will be playing well into May and June.

In the game against the Kings on March 30, Harden led the team to victory with 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The Nuggets will have to step in when it comes to defending the three-pointer. In the previous three meetings, Orlando has averaged a tick below 113 points per game and took two of the four regular-season contests overall.

James shocked the league when he chose to move to the Lakers last summer.

The 2019 NBA Playoffs are set to begin, and the league's brightest stars will soon be showcasing their talents on the world's biggest stage.

The Pacers, robbed by season-ending injury of their best player Victor Oladipo, came together and became greater than the sum of their remaining parts to keep pace in the playoff race.

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President Donald Trump is also against high oil prices, which he fears will hurt his 2020 reelection campaign. The US crude output level remained at a record 12.2 million barrels per day (bpd).

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BEVERLEY'S INFLUENCE: Patrick Beverley missed four games down the stretch and Los Angeles lost all of those.

However, the Pistons' first-round opponent, Milwaukee, is the top-seed in the east this year and finished with an NBA-best 60-22 record. To make matters, worse, they're facing an OKC Thunder team they failed to defeat even once during the regular season.

This team will be ready on April 13 to start their quest for their third straight National Basketball Association title, and it'll start with LAC. Everyone has been waiting on them to flip the switch and turn into the contender they're supposed to be. Simmons' shooting, or lack of - he had just six 3-point attempts in the regular season, making none - is something the Warriors do not have to worry about, allowing them to focus elsewhere, potentially Embiid (who has injury issues to deal with at the start of the playoffs). Jokic isn't a good defender, but he's maybe the best passing big man we've seen. Other short odds to win are the Houston Rockets (+600), the Denver Nuggets (+1400) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (+1400). In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Boston Celtics will fight with the Milwaukee Bucks for the opportunity to knock the Warriors off their throne.

Many would say that Curry is the better player than Durant, and there's certainly an argument to be made.

Wade concluded his 16-year career with a triple-double game.

Stat to know: The Nets improved by 14 wins and exceeded all expectations this season to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15.

This season witnessed the retirement of the jerseys of Chris Bosh and Manu Ginobili. The Slovenian teenager averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in his first National Basketball Association season.

The best player is gone, but maybe things will be better. A truly complete two-way player, the Greek averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals this season.

Instead, the loss to the Thunder saw them drop down to the fourth seed and a unsafe first-round series against the Utah Jazz, who have won 32 of the 45 games they have played since January 1 and boast the NBA's second-best defensive rating (conceding 105.7 points per 100 possessions).