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Highlights and lowlights from NBA Playoff action

Basketball

The GIST: From buzzer beaters to boring blowouts, the last few days of NBA playoff action have given us a little bit of everything. Time for some highlights and lowlights.

May 27, 2021
Source: Denver Nuggets/Twitter
Source: Denver Nuggets/Twitter

 Highlights: Sure, he scored 31 points (in just 31 minutes!) on Monday to lift his Milwaukee Bucks to a 132–98 victory over the Miami Heat (the Heat’s second-largest playoff loss in franchise history...sheesh), but it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo’s (pronounced ah-dedo-KOON-bo) soccer skills for us.

  • And I (alley) oop. LA Laker Anthony Davis connected with teammate LeBron James for this pretty finish during the Lakers’ 109–102 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.  
  • NY Knick Obadiah Toppin had the hometown crowd rockin’ with this monster dunk during the Knicks’ comeback victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night, evening the series 1-1.

Lowlights: LA Clipper Paul George put Dallas Maverick Kristaps Porzingis on our lowlights reel with his fancy handles, literally sitting Porzingis down on his way to the basket. Lucky for Porzingis, the Mavs still pulled out the win to go up 2-0 in the series. 

  • Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum missed the remainder of the Celtics’ 130–108 loss to the Brooklyn Nets after being poked in the eye in the third quarter. It’s all fun and games ’til...
  • After suffering an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday, a fan dumped popcorn on Wizards guard Russell Westbrook as he headed to the locker room. No place for this.

What’s next: The first of eight upcoming Game 3’s tip-off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Clear your schedule