Capping off the Day 2 action was the top-seeded Phoenix Suns hosting the No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans.
On paper, the Suns were a heavy favorite but, as we have seen this weekend,
anything can happen in the playoffs and the Pelicans knocked off two teams
this past week to earn this opportunity. New Orleans made their run to make this game interesting in the second half,
cutting the deficit to six points, but Chris Paul and the Suns were not going to drop Game 1
as the defending Western Conference champs clamped down and came away with a 110-99 win.
Earlier, the Miami Heat made easy work of the Atlanta Hawks, 115-91 to take a 1-0 series lead.
Next, the Celtics defeated the Nets, 115-114, thanks to Jayson Tatum's
incredible buzzer-beating layup. In the third game of the day, the Bucks and Bulls played
Suns vs Pelicans Game 1
a thriller that ended in a 93-86 win for Milwaukee.