NBA Playoffs 2015: Assessing Latest Round 1 Scores, Results and Intriguing Stats

April 21st, 2015 by Thomas Duffy Leave a reply »

Tempers flared, stars shined and both underdogs fell behind 0-2 on Monday night.

After back-to-back days full of postseason hoops, fans were brought down to Earth on Monday with just two games on the schedule. But the contests did not disappoint.

The Chicago Bulls took a 2-0 lead on the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that included seven technicals (plus an ejection), a Jimmy Butler poster dunk and lots of animosity between two physical, aggressive teams.

Shortly after the conclusion of that battle, the New Orleans Pelicans looked to even their series with the top-seeded Golden State Warriors, but to no avail. Steph Curry and Co. were just too good despite an admirable effort from Anthony Davis’ team.

Let’s look at some key numbers from Monday night.




Important Stats

Number: 31
Significance: Points scored by Chicago’s Jimmy Butler in Game 2

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