The Houston Rockets come up big in a game 7 victory over the Suns. The Rockets pounded the Suns on the boards, and Hakeem was great. Hakeem got 27/16 in only 28min because he was limited by foul trouble. Lucas added 24/8. Llyod also put 21pts. The Suns were hot today with Chambers, Hornacek, and Eddie Johnson scoring over 25pts. Kevin Johnson though was limited today, and the reason Suns didn't win with all the fire they had, he went 4/13 and finished with 8pts. Though he did have 14assists. The Houston Rockets now move on to the 2nd Round.
The Sonics scored all day on the Spurs today. The game was over at halftime as the Sonics were up 82-55. The Spurs played no defense. DJ had a big game. Gus Williams, the Sonics MVP thus far, also put in 24pts on 9/12 shooting. Sikma had 18/10/6ast. And there were 4 other players in double figures. As a team, the Sonics shot 61%. Gervin had another big game with 39pts on 17/32 shooting, but the lack of defense of the Spurs hurt them tonight. As the Sonics complete their comeback after being down 3-1. 80 Sonics will face the 86 Rockets in Round 2.
Agguire played his best when the Mavericks needed him the most. A huge game 7 for Agguire as he leads the Mavericks over the Nuggets in 7. Agguire had 46pts on 16/29 shooting. Blackman was also huge with 27pts. Perkins added 20/11 and Harper was solid with 17/8. English also had an excellent game with 32/7/6. Lever added a double double at 17/10 and Natt was good with 21/10/7ast. But it all wasn't enough. The Dallas Mavericks will move on to the 2nd round and face the 87 Lakers.
The Boston Celtics start Game 1 with a huge blowout win over the Chicago Bulls. Bird had a great game and Parrish added 23/16. The Key for the Celtics was their dominating defense though. Jordan was held to 7/17 shooting and 19pts by Dennis Johnson and the Celtics. Pippen also was horrible at 5/17 shooting . The Bulls shot only 34%. This is a similar start for the Bulls like it was against the Bucks. Game 2 will also be in Boston