(Reuters) Victor Oladipo scored 32 points, hitting 6 of 9 attempts from 3-point range, to power the Indiana Pacers to a 98-80 victory over the host Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday in Game 1 of an opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Oladipo, who sank 11 of 19 shots overall, also contributed six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Myles Turner scored 16 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 15 points for Indiana. The Pacers, who dominated most of the game, shot 45.6 percent while holding the Cavaliers to 38.5 percent.
LeBron James contributed a triple-double for the Cavaliers with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. JR Smith scored 15 points off the bench, and Kevin Love had nine points and team-high 17 rebounds for Cleveland.
Celtics 113, Bucks 107 (OT)
Al Horford had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds, and host Boston edged Milwaukee in overtime in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals series.
Terry Rozier finished with 23 points, Marcus Morris had 21, Jaylen Brown scored 20 and Jayson Tatum added 19 to become the first Celtics rookie since Brian Shaw in 1989 to score 15 or more in his playoff debut. Tatum also pulled down 10 rebounds.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 35 points and 13 rebounds and Khris Middleton scored 31 for Milwaukee, which hasn’t advanced past the first round in seven straight postseason appearances dating back to 2003. Antetokounmpo and Middleton were the first pair of Bucks teammates to score 30 apiece in a playoff game since Bob Dandridge and Brian Winters did so in 1976.
Thunder 116, Jazz 108
Paul George drained a franchise playoff-record eight 3-pointers while scoring 36 points to lead Oklahoma City to a victory over visiting Utah in the opening game of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
George was 13 of 20 from the field, and he missed only 3 of 11 3-point attempts, but was getting his hip and lower back worked on while watching the final 62 seconds as the Jazz staged a frantic rally.
Russell Westbrook contributed 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony added 15 points.
Rookie Donovan Mitchell had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz despite being hobbled in the final quarter by a sore left foot.
Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 14 points.