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On This Date: May 12

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 96-87 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks 93-73 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Monday, May 12, 2003

The New Jersey Nets defeated the Boston Celtics 110-101 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Wednesday, May 12, 1999

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Phoenix Suns 103-93 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, May 12, 1998

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 110-95 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

The Utah Jazz defeated the San Antonio Spurs 87-77 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Monday, May 12, 1997

The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 98-93 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Sunday, May 12, 1996

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Houston Rockets 114-107 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Tuesday, May 12, 1987

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 118-106 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Friday, May 12, 1978

The Washington Bullets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 101-99 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Sunday, May 12, 1974

The Boston Celtics won their 12th NBA championship with a 102-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.