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On This Date: May 4

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-103 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 99-65 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, May 4, 2007

The New Jersey Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 98-97 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 50 points in a 126-118 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

The Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 113-96 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The New Jersey Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 96-90 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 99-89 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-1 series win.

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

The Miami Heat defeated the New Orleans Hornets 85-77 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Sunday, May 4, 2003

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 107-95 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Orlando Magic 108-93 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, May 4, 2001

The Toronto Raptors defeated the New York Knicks 93-89 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Thursday, May 4, 2000

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Sunday, May 4, 1997

The Miami Heat defeated the Orlando Magic 91-83 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons 84-79 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Thursday, May 4, 1995

The New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 93-80 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 85-84 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 114-110 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, May 4, 1994

Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns scored 56 points in a 140-133 win over the Golden State Warriors.

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 140-133 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, May 4, 1993

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks 98-88 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Monday, May 4, 1992

The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 98-89 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Saturday, May 4, 1991

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 119-107 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Wednesday, May 4, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 145-105 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Wednesday, May 4, 1977

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 97-84 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Monday, May 4, 1964

The New York Knicks selected Jim Barnes with the first overall pick in the 1964 NBA draft.

Sunday, May 4, 1947

1-time NBA All-Star Butch Beard was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.