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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-94 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-104 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics scored 51 points in a 128-127 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

The Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 92-76 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Orlando Magic defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-89 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 97-90 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-0 series win.

Friday, April 30, 2004

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 102-91 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Utah Jazz 111-91 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Orlando Magic 102-85 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Monday, April 30, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-84 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Sunday, April 30, 2000

The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors 87-80 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Thursday, April 30, 1998

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 80-74 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, April 30, 1997

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Bullets 96-95 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, April 30, 1996

The Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 101-98 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Thursday, April 30, 1992

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets 98-89 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Golden State Warriors 119-116 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Tuesday, April 30, 1991

The Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 103-94 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 94-90 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 121-100 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Thursday, April 30, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Dallas Mavericks 124-98 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 113-101 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, April 30, 1980

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 111-105 in the NBA Western Conference Finals for a 4-1 series win.

Friday, April 30, 1976

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-116 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Friday, April 30, 1971

The Milwaukee Bucks won their 1st NBA championship with a 118-106 win over the Baltimore Bullets.

Tuesday, April 30, 1963

The New York Knicks selected Art Heyman with the first overall pick in the 1963 NBA draft.

Sunday, April 30, 1961

12-time NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, April 30, 1956

Ed Macauley was traded from the Boston Celtics to the St. Louis Hawks.

The Rochester Royals selected Si Green with the first overall pick in the 1956 NBA draft.