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Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 92-80 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Houston Rockets 103-94 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 81-73 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 88-80 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 91-78 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 111-86 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 122-93 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Sacramento Kings 122-118 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 88-78 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

Friday, May 3, 2002

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 101-78 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 120-87 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Utah Jazz 84-83 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Sunday, May 3, 1998

The New York Knicks defeated the Miami Heat 98-81 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 84-70 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Saturday, May 3, 1997

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Phoenix Suns 116-92 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Friday, May 3, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Phoenix Suns 116-98 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Tuesday, May 3, 1994

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-92 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Sunday, May 3, 1992

The New York Knicks defeated the Detroit Pistons 94-87 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 102-76 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Friday, May 3, 1991

The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-97 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Thursday, May 3, 1990

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 110-86 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 109-88 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, May 3, 1989

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, May 3, 1988

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 109-107 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Sunday, May 3, 1987

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 118-113 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 102-89 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Friday, May 3, 1985

Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 23 assists in a 130-126 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tuesday, May 3, 1983

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Sunday, May 3, 1981

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 91-90 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for a 4-3 series win.

Wednesday, May 3, 1978

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 116-110 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Wednesday, May 3, 1967

The Detroit Pistons selected Jimmy Walker with the first overall pick in the 1967 NBA draft.

Friday, May 3, 1963

1-time NBA All-Star Jeff Hornacek was born in Elmhurst, Illinois.