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Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Dallas Mavericks 103-97 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-0 series win.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 103-99 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, May 5, 2006

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 105-83 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 114-113 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 4-2 series win.

Friday, May 5, 2000

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-86 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Utah Jazz defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 96-93 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Tuesday, May 5, 1998

3-time NBA All-Star Paul Seymour died at the age of 70.

Sunday, May 5, 1996

The Utah Jazz defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 102-64 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Indiana Pacers 89-87 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Friday, May 5, 1995

The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 95-92 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Thursday, May 5, 1994

The Utah Jazz defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-90 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Wednesday, May 5, 1993

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Boston Celtics 104-103 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Sunday, May 5, 1991

The Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 124-121 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks 113-81 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Saturday, May 5, 1990

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-97 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-2 series win.

Friday, May 5, 1989

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 50 points in a 108-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Houston Rockets 98-96 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Thursday, May 5, 1988

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets 107-97 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-1 series win.

Sunday, May 5, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 121-112 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Wednesday, May 5, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 109-103 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Bullets 131-126 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Monday, May 5, 1969

The Boston Celtics won their 11th NBA championship with a 108-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.