Stephen Curry scored 36 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 to lead their Western Conference Finals series 1-0.
Emilia Clarke was treated like a queen during an NBA playoffs game when the Houston Rockets mascot spotted her courtside.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets in quadruple overtime to earn a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semi-final series.
The Philadelphia 76ers outplayed the Toronto Raptors to triumph 116-95 and grab a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semi-final series.
The Portland Trail Blazers held off a late rally from the Denver Nuggets to triumph 97-90 and level their play-off series at one game apiece.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points to help lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 123-102 win over the Boston Celtics and level their semi-final play-off series.
The Philadelphia 76ers held off a late surge by the Toronto Raptors to clinch a 94-89 victory and tie their Eastern Conference semi-final series at one game apiece.
Kevin Durant outplayed James Harden as the Golden State Warriors edged the Houston Rockets 104-100 in their highly-anticipated Western Conference semi-finals opener.
The Boston Celtics are a win away from round two of the Eastern Conference play-offs after taking their series lead over the Indiana Pacers to 3-0.
The LA Clippers produced the biggest comeback in NBA play-off history after recovering from 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors and level their first-round series up at 1-1.
Top seeds the Milwaukee Bucks opened their play-off campaign in style with a 121-86 thrashing of the Detroit Pistons.
The sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets upset the highly-rated Philadelphia 76ers 111-102 to take a 1-0 lead in their NBA play-off series.
The Detroit Pistons sealed the final NBA play-off spot with a 115-89 victory over the New York Knicks.
Dirk Nowitzki announced his retirement after 21 years with the Dallas Mavericks while the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade marked the last home game of his career.
The Charlotte Hornets condemned the Detroit Pistons to their fourth straight loss and boosted their own play-off hopes with a 104-91 victory.
The Brooklyn Nets strengthened their play-off hopes with a 133-128 win over the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks.
The Charlotte Hornets kept their NBA play-off hopes alive with a dramatic 113-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
The Milwaukee Bucks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference after a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
James Harden amassed 31 points as the Houston Rockets downed the Los Angeles Clippers 135-103 at the Staples Center.
Russell Westbrook became just the second player in NBA history to post 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-103.