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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 100-77 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Monday, May 1, 2006

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 101-83 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 102-76 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-0 series win.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

The Miami Heat defeated the New Jersey Nets 110-97 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-0 series win.

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 123-115 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-0 series win.

Thursday, May 1, 2003

The Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 110-90 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-85 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Phoenix Suns 87-85 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The New Jersey Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 113-101 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 112-104 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Monday, May 1, 2000

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-99 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Friday, May 1, 1998

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 91-82 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, May 1, 1996

The New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 81-76 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat 112-91 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, May 1, 1990

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Indiana Pacers 108-96 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 131-120 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 106-92 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Sunday, May 1, 1988

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 55 points in a 106-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Friday, May 1, 1987

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Indiana Pacers 101-97 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Sunday, May 1, 1983

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the New York Knicks 105-102 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Monday, May 1, 1978

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 105-94 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Sunday, May 1, 1977

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-77 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

The Houston Rockets defeated the Washington Bullets 108-103 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Tuesday, May 1, 1923

2-time NBA All-Star Frankie Brian was born in Zachary, Louisiana.