5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Home Teams Struggle as an 8 Upsets a 1

Sheridan Hoops (Max Ogden) — The 2014 NBA Playoffs are officially underway! After just one day, predictions are being questioned and changed. No one saw this coming. In what can only be described as one of the most bizarre opening days in recent postseason history, the higher seeds struggled against their respective competitors. A No. 1 seed lost to a […]
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Thunder start fast, cruise to Game 1 win over Grizzlies ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — OKC led by as many as 25 points in the first half.
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Kyle Korver swats Roy Hibbert’s shot out of bounds (VIDEO) ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Roy Hibbert wasn't good in Game 1 against the Hawks, and this play epitomized his performance.
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Indiana loses home-court advantage, falls to Atlanta, has no answers for its continued struggles Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — As you’d expect, the Indiana Pacers put up a brave face and consistent tone following the team’s somewhat shocking 101-93 defeat on Saturday night, a professional reaction following a disappointing home loss in the first game of their opening round playoff series to the Atlanta Hawks. The group had worked all season to earn the first seed in the Eastern playoffs bracket, purportedly to play a...
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Clippers' Blake Griffin spends more time watching than playing during loss to Warriors Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — In foul trouble throughout the game, the All-Star forward was limited to just 16 points and 19 minutes,
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Pacers’ troubles continue as Hawks convincingly win Game 1 ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — The eight-seed Hawks blowout the Pacers in Game 1.
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Clips, Warriors at odds with foul judgments

ESPN: TrueHoop (Ramona Shelburne) — LOS ANGELES -- The narrative leading into this first-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors was that some sort of MMA fight was liable to break out at any time. These teams really don’t like each other!!No really, there’s bad blood!! Bad things could happen!!Beware! So naturally the first game was refereed with extreme caution, and the end...
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Warriors, Clippers Exciting Game 1 Reactions

Sheridan Hoops (Michael Brumagin) — The NBA Playoffs have started. The first game of the day on Saturday saw the Toronto Raptors give the Brooklyn Nets a 1-0 lead in the series between the 3- and 6- seeds in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors committed 17 turnovers in a seven-point 94-87 loss. It was a physical contest, marred by 42 […]
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Blake Griffin tosses water on Warriors fan after fouling out of Clippers' Game 1 loss Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — Clippers forward Blake Griffin left a Warriors fan wet after his frustrating foul-filled performance.
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Warriors take Game 1 from Clippers ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Warriors steal Game 1 in Los Angeles.
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2014 NBA Playoffs: Warriors impress with opening win

ESPN: NBA Warriors don't need Stephen Curry heroics to capture playoff opener
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SH Blog: D’Antoni says analysts need to adjust; Dantley calls Isiah a ‘con man’

Sheridan Hoops (Dan Malone) — The NBA playoffs got off to a good start today, with a competitive Nets-Raptors game followed by a thrilling Clippers-Warriors battle. The former reminded everyone why Paul Pierce is still a quality NBA player, and the latter was an intense battle between two rivals, albeit both playing below their potential. Blake Griffin only got 19 […]
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Daily Dime: Will Pacers bounce back or keep floundering?

ESPN: NBA The Hawks rolled past the Pacers in a shocking opener
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