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2013 NBA Playoffs

The 2013 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2012-13 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat defeating the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals. LeBron James was named NBA Finals MVP.

The Miami Heat headed into the playoffs with a franchise-best 66 wins, topping the league in the regular season. Their 2012 Finals opponents, the Oklahoma City Thunder, topped the Western Conference with 60 wins, making it the first time since 2006 that the two teams who faced off in the previous year's finals topped their respective conferences in the next regular season.

The New York Knicks entered the playoffs with their best regular-season performance since 1997, finishing atop the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1994. The Indiana Pacers won the Central Division for the first time since 2004, while the Los Angeles Clippers made franchise history by winning their first Pacific Division title and having a 56-win season, tied with the Memphis Grizzlies, whose 56 wins were also a franchise record. The Denver Nuggets earned the West's third seed and headed into the playoffs with a franchise-record 57 wins.

The Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors made their first playoff appearances since 2007. This also marked the first time that Barclays Center hosted a playoff game. The Houston Rockets made their first playoff appearance since 2009, while the Milwaukee Bucks appeared for the first time since 2010. The Bucks were the first team since 2011 to make the playoffs despite finishing below .500 in the regular season.

The San Antonio Spurs continued the longest active playoff streak at 16 straight appearances.[1] The Dallas Mavericks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2000, ending the second-longest active streak of playoff appearances, which stretched 12 years.[2] The Orlando Magic also missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006, ending the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference.

Game 7 between Chicago and Brooklyn marked the 14th straight postseason with at least one Game 7. The 1999 NBA Playoffs was the last time that a Game 7 was not played.

Format

The six division winners and 10 other teams with the most wins from each conference qualified for the playoffs. The seedings are based on each team's record; however, a division winner is guaranteed to be ranked at least fourth, regardless of record.

Tiebreak procedures

The tiebreakers that determine seedings are:

  1. Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
  2. Head-to-head record
  3. Division record (if all the tied teams are in the same division)
  4. Conference record
  5. Record vs. playoff teams, own conference
  6. Record vs. playoff teams, other conference (only in two-way tie)
  7. Point differential, all games

If there were more than two teams tied, the team that wins the tiebreaker gets the highest seed, while the other teams were "re-broken" from the first step until all ties were resolved. Since the three division winners were guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners had to be broken before any other ties.

Playoff qualifying

Eastern Conference

Seed Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in NBA
1 Miami Heat 66–16 March 8 March 18 March 29 April 10
2 New York Knicks 54–28 March 22 April 9
3 Indiana Pacers 49–32[1] March 21 April 7
4 Brooklyn Nets 49–33 March 21
5 Chicago Bulls 45–37 March 27
6 Atlanta Hawks 44–38 March 27
7 Boston Celtics 41–40[1] April 3
8 Milwaukee Bucks 38–44 April 6

— = Did not achieve

Western Conference

Seed Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in NBA
1 Oklahoma City Thunder 60–22 March 15 April 12 April 15
2 San Antonio Spurs 58–24 March 14 April 6
3 Denver Nuggets 57–25 March 23
4 Los Angeles Clippers 56–26[2] March 22 April 7
5 Memphis Grizzlies 56–26[2] March 27
6 Golden State Warriors 47–35 April 9
7 Los Angeles Lakers 45–37[3] April 17
8 Houston Rockets 45–37[3] April 9

— = Did not achieve

Notes

  1. ^ a b In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the NBA canceled the April 16 game scheduled in Boston between the Celtics and the Pacers; the game was not rescheduled because it would have had no impact on either team's playoff seedings.[3]
  2. ^ a b Los Angeles Clippers clinched #4 seed over Memphis Grizzlies based on winning Pacific Division; and home court advantage based on a 3–1 regular season series record.
  3. ^ a b Los Angeles Lakers clinched #7 seed over Houston Rockets based on Western Conference winning percentage (0.538 vs. 0.462).

Bracket

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage for the playoffs does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record. Teams with home court advantage are shown in italics. If two teams with the same record meet in a round, standard tiebreaker rules are used. The doodle rule for determining home court advantage in the NBA Finals is head to head record followed by record vs. opposite conference.

First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                       
1 Miami* 4
8 Milwaukee 0
1 Miami 4
5 Chicago 1
4 Brooklyn 3
5 Chicago 4
1 Miami 4
Eastern Conference
3 Indiana 3
2 New York* 4
7 Boston 2
2 New York 2
3 Indiana 4
3 Indiana* 4
6 Atlanta 2
E1 Miami 4
W2 San Antonio 3
1 Oklahoma City* 4
8 Houston 2
1 Oklahoma City 1
5 Memphis 4
4 L.A. Clippers* 2
5 Memphis 4
5 Memphis 0
Western Conference
2 San Antonio 4
2 San Antonio* 4
7 L.A. Lakers 0
2 San Antonio 4
6 Golden State 2
3 Denver 2
6 Golden State 4

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
italics Team with home-court advantage


Eastern Conference

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

First Round

(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) Milwaukee Bucks

TNT
April 21
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Milwaukee Bucks 87, Miami Heat 110
Scoring by quarter: 24–26, 21–26, 20–28, 22–30
Pts: Brandon Jennings 26
Rebs: Ersan İlyasova 6
Asts: Ellis, Redick 3 each
Pts: LeBron James 27
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: LeBron James 10
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,006
Referees: James Capers, Bennett Salvatore, Sean Corbin
April 23
7:30 pm
Boxscore
Milwaukee Bucks 86, Miami Heat 98
Scoring by quarter: 23–25, 20–22, 22–21, 21–30
Pts: Ersan İlyasova 21
Rebs: Ersan İlyasova 6
Asts: Monta Ellis 5
Pts: Dwyane Wade 21
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: LeBron James 6
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,097
Referees: Tony Brothers, Ron Garretson, Zach Zarba
TNT
April 25
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 104, Milwaukee Bucks 91
Scoring by quarter: 21–30, 27–20, 30–18, 26–23
Pts: Ray Allen 23
Rebs: Chris Bosh 14
Asts: Dwyane Wade 11
Pts: Jennings, Sanders 16 each
Rebs: Larry Sanders 11
Asts: Brandon Jennings 8
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Scott Foster, Bill Kennedy, Scott Wall
ABC
April 28
3:30 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 88, Milwaukee Bucks 77
Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 21–24, 22–21, 21–15
Pts: LeBron James 30
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: LeBron James 7
Pts: Monta Ellis 21
Rebs: Larry Sanders 11
Asts: Monta Ellis 8
Miami wins series, 4–0
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 18,717
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Michael Smith
Regular-season series

Last Playoffs meeting: This was the first meeting between the Heat and Bucks.

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Boston Celtics

ABC
April 20
3:00 pm
Boxscore
Boston Celtics 78, New York Knicks 85
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 24–23, 17–18, 8–18
Pts: Jeff Green 26
Rebs: Brandon Bass 10
Asts: Paul Pierce 7
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 36
Rebs: Kenyon Martin 9
Asts: Raymond Felton 6
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Bill Spooner, Gary Zielinski
TNT
April 23
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Boston Celtics 71, New York Knicks 87
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 28–16, 11–32, 12–13
Pts: Paul Pierce 18
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 11
Asts: Paul Pierce 6
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 34
Rebs: Kenyon Martin 11
Asts: Pablo Prigioni 5
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Derrick Stafford, David Jones, Rodney Mott
April 26
8:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 90, Boston Celtics 76
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 24–13, 21–21, 22–24
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 26
Rebs: Chandler, Shumpert 8 each
Asts: Raymond Felton 10
Pts: Jeff Green 21
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 17
Asts: Paul Pierce 5
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Michael Smith
ABC
April 28
1:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 90, Boston Celtics 97 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 18–32, 30–14, 19–16, OT: 6–13
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 36
Rebs: Iman Shumpert 12
Asts: Raymond Felton 3
Pts: Paul Pierce 29
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 17
Asts: Garnett, Pierce 6 each
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,264
Referees: Scott Foster, Derrick Collins, Bill Kennedy
TNT
May 1
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Boston Celtics 92, New York Knicks 86
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 25–17, 24–21, 23–26
Pts: Jeff Green 18
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 18
Asts: Kevin Garnett 5
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 22
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 11
Asts: Raymond Felton 4
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Joe Crawford, James Capers, Sean Corbin
May 3
7:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 88, Boston Celtics 80
Scoring by quarter: 24–10, 15–17, 28–20, 21–33
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 21
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 12
Asts: Raymond Felton 7
Pts: Jeff Green 21
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 10
Asts: Paul Pierce 5
New York wins series, 4–2
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Bennett Salvatore
Regular-season series

This was the fifteenth playoff meeting for these two teams, with Boston having won eight of the previous fourteen series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Eastern Conference First Round (Boston won 4–0).

(3) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks

TNT
April 21
1:00 pm
Boxscore
Atlanta Hawks 90, Indiana Pacers 107
Scoring by quarter: 26–34, 24–24, 19–26, 21–23
Pts: Jeff Teague 21
Rebs: Josh Smith 8
Asts: Jeff Teague 7
Pts: Paul George 23
Rebs: Paul George 11
Asts: Paul George 12
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Derrick Stafford, David Jones, Rodney Mott
April 24
7:30 pm
Boxscore
Atlanta Hawks 98, Indiana Pacers 113
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 31–34, 26–29, 22–25
Pts: Devin Harris 17
Rebs: Al Horford 10
Asts: Al Horford 5
Pts: Paul George 27
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 9
Asts: five players 3 each
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Sean Wright
April 27
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 69, Atlanta Hawks 90
Scoring by quarter: 14–27, 16–27, 19–21, 20–15
Pts: David West 18
Rebs: Hibbert, Hansbrough 9 each
Asts: George Hill 3
Pts: Al Horford 26
Rebs: Al Horford 16
Asts: Josh Smith 6
Georgia
Attendance: 18,238
Referees: Mike Callahan, Scott Wall, Tom Washington
April 29
7:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 91, Atlanta Hawks 102
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 19–35, 22–12, 29–33
Pts: Paul George 21
Rebs: Paul George 12
Asts: Lance Stephenson 8
Pts: Josh Smith 29
Rebs: Josh Smith 11
Asts: Teague, Harris 6 each
Georgia
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Joe Crawford, Tony Brown, James Capers
May 1
7:30 pm
Boxscore
Atlanta Hawks 83, Indiana Pacers 106
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 21–29, 24–31, 16–25
Pts: Smith, Horford 14 each
Rebs: Al Horford 9
Asts: Jeff Teague 5
Pts: David West 24
Rebs: Lance Stephenson 12
Asts: George Hill 10
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Derrick Collins, Bennett Salvatore
May 3
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 81, Atlanta Hawks 73
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 16–9, 28–21, 16–23
Pts: Hill, West 21 each
Rebs: Hibbert, Stephenson 11 each
Asts: Paul George 7
Pts: Al Horford 15
Rebs: Josh Smith 9
Asts: Smith, Horford, Harris 3 each
Indiana wins series, 4–2
Georgia
Attendance: 18,238
Referees: Tony Brothers, Ron Garretson, Zach Zarba
Regular-season series

This was the fifth playoff meeting for these two teams, with each team winning two of the previous playoff series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 1996 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3–2).

(4) Brooklyn Nets vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

April 20
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 89, Brooklyn Nets 106
Scoring by quarter: 14–25, 21–35, 27–29, 27–17
Pts: Carlos Boozer 25
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 8
Asts: Carlos Boozer 4
Pts: Deron Williams 22
Rebs: Reggie Evans 13
Asts: Deron Williams 7
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Attendance: 17,732
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Sean Wright

The Nets led wire-to-wire as they routed the Bulls 106-89 to take a 1-0 series lead. A dominant first half allowed the Nets to put the game away early as they outscored the Bulls 25-14 in the first quarter and 35-21 in the second quarter, building a 60-35 halftime lead.

TNT
April 22
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 90, Brooklyn Nets 82
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 27–29, 22–11, 21–25
Pts: Luol Deng 15
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 12
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 5
Pts: Brook Lopez 21
Rebs: Reggie Evans 8
Asts: Deron Williams 10
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Attendance: 17,732
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Bill Spooner, Gary Zielinski

Following their embarrassing Game 1 loss, the Bulls bounced back with a 90-82 win, evening the series at 1-1 and stealing homecourt advantage. The Bulls took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Nets 22-11 in the period and building a 12 point 4th quarter lead. The Nets attempted to rally, but the Bulls made enough clutch shots to hold them off. After scoring 89 points through 3 quarters in Game 1 (and 106 for the game), the Nets were held to 82 points for all of Game 2.

April 25
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Brooklyn Nets 76, Chicago Bulls 79
Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 17–22, 18–24, 24–14
Pts: Brook Lopez 22
Rebs: Reggie Evans 12
Asts: Deron Williams 4
Pts: Carlos Boozer 22
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 16
Asts: Boozer, Deng 3 each
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 21,672
Referees: Joe Crawford, James Capers, Sean Corbin

The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead with a 79-76 victory. Despite squandering most of a huge fourth quarter lead, the Bulls hung on to win when Cj Watson airballed a game tying three pointer at the buzzer.

TNT
April 27
2:00 pm
Boxscore
Brooklyn Nets 134, Chicago Bulls 142 (3OT)
Scoring by quarter: 26–25, 29–33, 29–18, 27–35OT: 10–10, 6–6, 7–15
Pts: Deron Williams 32
Rebs: Reggie Evans 13
Asts: Deron Williams 10
Pts: Nate Robinson 34
Rebs: Joakim Noah 13
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 14
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 21,758
Referees: Tony Brothers, Ron Garretson, Eric Lewis

The Bulls stunned the Nets and took a commanding 3-1 series lead with a 142-134 victory in triple overtime. The Nets trailed 58-55 at halftime. However, they outscored the Bulls 29-18 in the third quarter and led by 8 points heading into the fourth quarter. With less than 3 minutes to go, the Nets extended their lead to 14, and the Bulls trailed 109-95. However, the Bulls would go on a 16-2 run to force the first of three overtimes. Nate Robinson caught fire, scoring 23 points in the 4th quarter, including 12 unanswered points as the Bulls cut the deficit to 109-107 with just over one minute remaining. Carlos Boozer then scored the game tying bucket to even the game at 109. On the Nets' next possession, Brook Lopez was fouled. He made both free throws to put the Nets up 111-109. The Bulls drew up a play to give Luol Deng a go ahead corner three. Deng missed the three, but Joakim Noah grabbed two offensive rebounds and tied the game at 111-111. Deron Williams attempted to win the game at the end of regulation, but his shot rimmed out, and the Bulls forced overtime. During the overtimes, several players fouled out. For the Nets, Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans would foul out while Robinson, Noah, and Gibson would foul out for the Bulls. The Bulls would go on to win the game in triple overtime as they pushed the Nets to the brink of elimination.

TNT
April 29
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 91, Brooklyn Nets 110
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 23–26, 29–25, 18–33
Pts: Nate Robinson 20
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 10
Asts: Nate Robinson 8
Pts: Brook Lopez 28
Rebs: Reggie Evans 12
Asts: Deron Williams 10
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Attendance: 17,732
Referees: Mike Callahan, Tom Washington, Zach Zarba
TNT
May 2
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Brooklyn Nets 95, Chicago Bulls 92
Scoring by quarter: 33–27, 27–27, 15–17, 20–21
Pts: three players 17 each
Rebs: Reggie Evans 15
Asts: Deron Williams 11
Pts: Marco Belinelli 22
Rebs: Joakim Noah 15
Asts: Marco Belinelli 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 21,810
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
TNT
May 4
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 99, Brooklyn Nets 93
Scoring by quarter: 29–25, 32–19, 21–31, 17–18
Pts: Belinelli, Noah 24 each
Rebs: Joakim Noah 14
Asts: Butler, Robinson 4 each
Pts: Deron Williams 24
Rebs: Reggie Evans 13
Asts: Deron Williams 7
Chicago wins series, 4–3
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Attendance: 17,732
Referees: Monty McCutchen, James Capers, Jason Phillips

The Bulls entered this game without the services of Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, and Kirk Hinrich. However, the Bulls dominated the first half, building a 61-44 halftime lead. In the second half, the Nets fought back as they cut the deficit to 4, but they got no closer as the Bulls prevailed with a 99-93 victory. It was the first time that the Bulls had won a Game 7 on the road in franchise history. They were 0-6 in their last 6 road Game 7's.

Regular-season series

This was the second playoff meeting for these two teams, with Chicago having won one previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 1998 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–0; Nets were in New Jersey).

Conference Semifinals

(1) Miami Heat vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

TNT
May 6
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 93, Miami Heat 86
Scoring by quarter: 21–15, 16–22, 21–25, 35–24
Pts: Nate Robinson 27
Rebs: Jimmy Butler 14
Asts: Nate Robinson 9
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: James, Chalmers 7 each
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,685
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Tom Washington

The Bulls stunned the Heat in Game 1 with a 93-86 victory. The game was close throughout, with neither team leading by more than 8 points. The Heat entered the fourth quarter with a 62-58 lead and led 86-83 with just over two minutes to play when the Bulls scored the game's final 10 points. After giving up only 37 points in the first half, the Heat's defense allowed the Bulls to score 35 points in the 4th quarter alone. After Marco Bellinelli's game-tying three pointer knotted the game at 86, Nate Robinson took over, scoring two consecutive shots to put the Bulls up 90-86 with just over 40 seconds left. On the Heat's next two possessions, LeBron James would shoot an airball and miss a long three pointer, and Nate Robinson made enough free throws to seal the win and help the Bulls steal homecourt advantage.

TNT
May 8
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 78, Miami Heat 115
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 21–30, 15–30, 22–30
Pts: Marco Belinelli 13
Rebs: Joakim Noah 6
Asts: Marco Belinelli 6
Pts: Ray Allen 21
Rebs: Norris Cole 6
Asts: LeBron James 9
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,817
Referees: Scott Foster, Rodney Mott, Sean Wright
May 10
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 104, Chicago Bulls 94
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 27–25, 18–20, 34–24
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: Chris Bosh 19
Asts: LeBron James 7
Pts: Carlos Boozer 21
Rebs: Joakim Noah 11
Asts: Nate Robinson 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,675
Referees: Joe Crawford, David Guthrie, Derrick Stafford
TNT
May 13
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 88, Chicago Bulls 65
Scoring by quarter: 21–15, 23–18, 17–9, 27–23
Pts: LeBron James 27
Rebs: Haslem, James 7 each
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Carlos Boozer 14
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 12
Asts: Hamilton, Robinson 4 each
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 21,990
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips
TNT
May 15
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Chicago Bulls 91, Miami Heat 94
Scoring by quarter: 21–30, 32–17, 24–22, 14–25
Pts: Carlos Boozer 26
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 13
Asts: Nate Robinson 6
Pts: LeBron James 23
Rebs: James, Bosh 7 each
Asts: LeBron James 8
Miami wins series, 4–1
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,025
Referees: Mike Callahan, Tony Brothers, Bennett Salvatore
Regular-season series

This was the seventh playoff meeting for these two teams, with Chicago having won four of the six previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Eastern Conference Finals (Miami won 4–1)

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Indiana Pacers

ABC
May 5
3:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 102, New York Knicks 95
Scoring by quarter: 22–27, 30–19, 29–19, 21–30
Pts: David West 20
Rebs: Lance Stephenson 13
Asts: George Hill 6
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 27
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 11
Asts: Pablo Prigioni 6
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Michael Smith
TNT
May 7
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 79, New York Knicks 105
Scoring by quarter: 20–29, 22–18, 24–25, 13–33
Pts: Paul George 20
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 12
Asts: George Hill 7
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 32
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 9
Asts: Kidd, Prigioni 4 each
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Joe Crawford, Sean Corbin, Derrick Stafford
ABC
May 11
8:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 71, Indiana Pacers 82
Scoring by quarter: 15–18, 18–18, 20–26, 18–20
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 21
Rebs: Iman Shumpert 10
Asts: Pablo Prigioni 3
Pts: Roy Hibbert 24
Rebs: West, Hibbert 12 each
Asts: Paul George 8
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Mike Callahan, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba
TNT
May 14
7:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 82, Indiana Pacers 93
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 18–25, 22–19, 26–26
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 24
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 10
Asts: Raymond Felton 6
Pts: George Hill 26
Rebs: Paul George 14
Asts: Paul George 7
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Ron Garretson, Bill Spooner
TNT
May 16
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 75, New York Knicks 85
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 19–21, 23–27, 18–18
Pts: Paul George 23
Rebs: David West 10
Asts: Paul George 6
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 28
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 8
Asts: Raymond Felton 4
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,033
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
May 18
8:00 pm
Boxscore
New York Knicks 99, Indiana Pacers 106
Scoring by quarter: 27–29, 20–26, 34–26, 18–25
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 39
Rebs: J. R. Smith 10
Asts: Kidd, Prigioni 6 each
Pts: Lance Stephenson 25
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 12
Asts: Hill 4 each
Indiana wins series, 4–2
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Ed Malloy, Ken Mauer, Tom Washington
Regular-season series

This was the seventh playoff meeting for these two teams, with each team have winning three of the previous playoff series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference Finals (Indiana won 4–2)

Conference Finals: (1) Miami Heat vs. (3) Indiana Pacers

TNT
May 22
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 102, Miami Heat 103 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 21–15, 23–27, 27–28OT: 10–11
Pts: Paul George 27
Rebs: Lance Stephenson 12
Asts: George Hill 7
Pts: LeBron James 30
Rebs: LeBron James 10
Asts: LeBron James 10
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,679
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers, Jason Phillips
TNT
May 24
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 97, Miami Heat 93
Scoring by quarter: 28–22, 25–25, 23–27, 21–19
Pts: Roy Hibbert 29
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 10
Asts: Paul George 6
Pts: LeBron James 36
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: Chalmers, Wade 5 each
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,022
Referees: Scott Foster, Bill Kennedy, Tom Washington
TNT
May 26
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 114, Indiana Pacers 96
Scoring by quarter: 34–30, 36–26, 21–20, 23–20
Pts: LeBron James 22
Rebs: Chris Andersen 9
Asts: Dwyane Wade 8
Pts: David West 21
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 17
Asts: Paul George 8
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Ken Mauer, Mike Callahan, Ed Malloy
TNT
May 28
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 92, Indiana Pacers 99
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 25–22, 23–29, 22–22
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: Ray Allen 7
Asts: Dwyane Wade 6
Pts: Roy Hibbert 23
Rebs: West, Hibbert 12 each
Asts: George Hill 6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Joe Crawford, Rodney Mott, Derrick Stafford
TNT
May 30
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 79, Miami Heat 90
Scoring by quarter: 23–19, 21–21, 13–30, 22–20
Pts: Paul George 27
Rebs: Paul George 11
Asts: Paul George 5
Pts: LeBron James 30
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: Chalmers, James 6 each
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,913
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Marc Davis
TNT
June 1
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 77, Indiana Pacers 91
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 17–18, 15–29, 22–23
Pts: LeBron James 29
Rebs: Joel Anthony 8
Asts: LeBron James 6
Pts: Paul George 28
Rebs: David West 14
Asts: George Hill 6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 18,165
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers, Jason Phillips
TNT
June 3
8:30 pm
Boxscore
Indiana Pacers 76, Miami Heat 99
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 16–33, 18–24, 21–23
Pts: Roy Hibbert 18
Rebs: Roy Hibbert 8
Asts: Lance Stephenson 5
Pts: LeBron James 32
Rebs: Dwyane Wade 9
Asts: Cole, James 4 each
Miami wins series, 4–3
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,025
Referees: Scott Foster, Mike Callahan, Ken Mauer
Regular-season series

This was the third playoff meeting for these two teams, with each team winning one of the previous playoff series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Miami won 4–2)

Western Conference

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

First Round

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) Houston Rockets

TNT
April 21
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Houston Rockets 91, Oklahoma City Thunder 120
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 28–34, 19–29, 25–31
Pts: James Harden 20
Rebs: Terrence Jones 8
Asts: Lin, Beverley 4 each
Pts: Kevin Durant 24
Rebs: Russell Westbrook 8
Asts: Russell Westbrook 10
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Ron Garretson, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba
TNT
April 24
7:00 pm
Boxscore
Houston Rockets 102, Oklahoma City Thunder 105
Scoring by quarter: 28–29, 27–28, 17–21, 30–27
Pts: James Harden 36
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 14
Asts: Harden, Beverley 6 each
Pts: Durant, Westbrook 29 each
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 11
Asts: Kevin Durant 9
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips
April 27
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Houston Rockets 101
Scoring by quarter: 39–19, 27–30, 14–27, 24–25
Pts: Kevin Durant 41
Rebs: Kevin Durant 14
Asts: Kevin Durant 4
Pts: James Harden 30
Rebs: Aşık, Harden 8 each
Asts: Chandler Parsons 7
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,163
Referees: Joe Crawford, Tony Brown, James Capers
TNT
April 29
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Houston Rockets 105
Scoring by quarter: 24–29, 36–24, 24–38, 19–14
Pts: Kevin Durant 38
Rebs: Kevin Durant 8
Asts: Kevin Durant 6
Pts: Chandler Parsons 27
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 14
Asts: Chandler Parsons 8
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,081
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Pat Fraher, Bennett Salvatore
TNT
May 1
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Houston Rockets 107, Oklahoma City Thunder 100
Scoring by quarter: 30–26, 20–17, 37–32, 20–25
Pts: James Harden 31
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 11
Asts: Chandler Parsons 4
Pts: Kevin Durant 36
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 9
Asts: Kevin Durant 7
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Bill Spooner
May 3
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Houston Rockets 94
Scoring by quarter: 26–29, 32–25, 20–23, 25–17
Pts: Kevin Durant 27
Rebs: Nick Collison 9
Asts: Reggie Jackson 8
Pts: James Harden 26
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 13
Asts: James Harden 7
Oklahoma City wins series, 4–2
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,357
Referees: Mike Callahan, Sean Corbin, Tom Washington
Regular-season series

This was the seventh playoff meeting for these two teams, with Oklahoma City (previously Seattle) winning five of the six previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 1997 Western Conference Semifinals (Houston won 4–3 over Seattle, the predecessor to Oklahoma City).

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

ABC
April 21
3:30 pm
Boxscore
Los Angeles Lakers 79, San Antonio Spurs 91
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 22–21, 20–25, 22–21
Pts: Dwight Howard 20
Rebs: Pau Gasol 16
Asts: Pau Gasol 6
Pts: Parker, Ginóbili 18 each
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 11
Asts: Tony Parker 8
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips

The Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 1 and took a 1-0 series lead.

TNT
April 24
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Los Angeles Lakers 91, San Antonio Spurs 102
Scoring by quarter: 23–28, 25–28, 20–22, 23–24
Pts: Howard, Blake 16 each
Rebs: Howard, Gasol 9 each
Asts: Steve Nash 6
Pts: Tony Parker 28
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 7
Asts: Parker, Ginóbili 7 each
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Mike Callahan, David Guthrie, Tom Washington

The Spurs dominated again in Game 2 and took a commanding 2-0 series lead.

April 26
10:30 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 120, Los Angeles Lakers 89
Scoring by quarter: 30–18, 25–26, 30–19, 35–26
Pts: Tim Duncan 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 9
Asts: Tony Parker 7
Pts: Dwight Howard 25
Rebs: Pau Gasol 13
Asts: Pau Gasol 10
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 18,997
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Leon Wood

The Spurs throttled the Lakers 120-89 and took a commanding 3-0 series lead. For the Lakers, the 31 point loss represented the largest home playoff loss in franchise history.

TNT
April 28
7:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 103, Los Angeles Lakers 82
Scoring by quarter: 26–20, 26–14, 26–24, 25–24
Pts: Tony Parker 23
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 7
Asts: Ginóbili, Joseph 6 each
Pts: Pau Gasol 16
Rebs: Gasol, Howard 8 each
Asts: Chris Duhon 7
San Antonio wins series, 4–0
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 18,997
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Bennie Adams, Rodney Mott

The Spurs completed their sweep of the injury-depleted Lakers, routing them 103-82. Dwight Howard picked up two technical fouls and was ejected in the third quarter. It would end up being his final game in a Lakers jersey.

Regular-season series

This was the twelfth playoff meeting for these two teams, with Lakers having won eight of the previous eleven playoff series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2008 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles Lakers won 4–1).

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Golden State Warriors

April 20
5:30 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 95, Denver Nuggets 97
Scoring by quarter: 25–28, 23–16, 16–27, 31–26
Pts: Klay Thompson 22
Rebs: Lee, Bogut 14 each
Asts: Jarrett Jack 10
Pts: Andre Miller 28
Rebs: Wilson Chandler 13
Asts: Iguodala, Miller 5 each
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,155
Referees: Mike Callahan, David Guthrie, Tom Washington
TNT
April 23
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 131, Denver Nuggets 117
Scoring by quarter: 26–28, 35–25, 35–27, 35–37
Pts: Stephen Curry 30
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 8
Asts: Stephen Curry 13
Pts: Brewer, Lawson 19 each
Rebs: Wilson Chandler 6
Asts: Ty Lawson 12
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,155
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
April 26
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Denver Nuggets 108, Golden State Warriors 110
Scoring by quarter: 32–32, 34–22, 18–33, 24–23
Pts: Ty Lawson 35
Rebs: Ty Lawson 10
Asts: Wilson Chandler 9
Pts: Stephen Curry 29
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 9
Asts: Stephen Curry 11
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Bennie Adams, Rodney Mott
TNT
April 28
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Denver Nuggets 101, Golden State Warriors 115
Scoring by quarter: 21–25, 23–31, 28–35, 29–24
Pts: Ty Lawson 26
Rebs: Kenneth Faried 12
Asts: Ty Lawson 6
Pts: Stephen Curry 31
Rebs: Draymond Green 6
Asts: Jarrett Jack 9
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Leon Wood
TNT
April 30
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 100, Denver Nuggets 107
Scoring by quarter: 22–36, 24–30, 23–20, 31–21
Pts: Harrison Barnes 23
Rebs: Harrison Barnes 9
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Pts: Andre Iguodala 25
Rebs: Andre Iguodala 12
Asts: Ty Lawson 10
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,155
Referees: Ron Garretson, Tony Brothers, Eric Lewis
TNT
May 2
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Denver Nuggets 88, Golden State Warriors 92
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 17–19, 20–33, 26–19
Pts: Andre Iguodala 24
Rebs: Kenneth Faried 11
Asts: Iguodala, Lawson 6 each
Pts: Stephen Curry 22
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 21
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Golden State wins series, 4–2
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Michael Smith
Regular-season series

Last Playoffs meeting: This was the first meeting between the Nuggets and Warriors.

(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies

April 20
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 91, Los Angeles Clippers 112
Scoring by quarter: 21–29, 30–28, 18–18, 22–37
Pts: Jerryd Bayless 19
Rebs: Ed Davis 6
Asts: Marc Gasol 7
Pts: Chris Paul 23
Rebs: DeAndre Jordan 8
Asts: Chris Paul 7
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,373
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
TNT
April 22
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 91, Los Angeles Clippers 93
Scoring by quarter: 26–26, 18–24, 27–25, 20–18
Pts: Mike Conley 28
Rebs: Tony Allen 10
Asts: Mike Conley 9
Pts: Chris Paul 24
Rebs: Blake Griffin 8
Asts: Chris Paul 9
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,276
Referees: Mike Callahan, David Guthrie, Tom Washington
TNT
April 25
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Los Angeles Clippers 82, Memphis Grizzlies 94
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 19–24, 23–23, 20–24
Pts: Blake Griffin 16
Rebs: DeAndre Jordan 8
Asts: Chris Paul 4
Pts: Zach Randolph 27
Rebs: Zach Randolph 11
Asts: Mike Conley 10
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Ron Garretson, Tony Brothers, Eric Lewis
TNT
April 27
4:30 pm
Boxscore
Los Angeles Clippers 83, Memphis Grizzlies 104
Scoring by quarter: 25–33, 22–13, 20–25, 16–33
Pts: Griffin, Paul 19 each
Rebs: Blake Griffin 10
Asts: Chris Paul 6
Pts: Gasol, Randolph 24 each
Rebs: Marc Gasol 13
Asts: Mike Conley 13
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Pat Fraher, Bennett Salvatore
TNT
April 30
10:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 103, Los Angeles Clippers 93
Scoring by quarter: 26–28, 28–20, 19–17, 30–28
Pts: Zach Randolph 25
Rebs: Zach Randolph 11
Asts: Mike Conley 6
Pts: Chris Paul 35
Rebs: Matt Barnes 9
Asts: Blake Griffin 5
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,384
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips
May 3
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Los Angeles Clippers 105, Memphis Grizzlies 118
Scoring by quarter: 26–29, 27–29, 26–34, 26–26
Pts: Matt Barnes 30
Rebs: Matt Barnes 10
Asts: Chris Paul 8
Pts: Randolph, Conley 23 each
Rebs: Allen, Gasol 7 each
Asts: Mike Conley 7
Memphis wins series, 4–2
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Joe Crawford, Rodney Mott, Derrick Stafford
Regular-season series

This was the second playoff meeting for these two teams, with Clippers having won one previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2012 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles Clippers won 4–3).

Conference Semifinals

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies

ABC
May 5
1:00 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 91, Oklahoma City Thunder 93
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 30–33, 27–17, 18–29
Pts: Marc Gasol 20
Rebs: Zach Randolph 10
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Kevin Durant 35
Rebs: Kevin Durant 15
Asts: Kevin Durant 6
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
TNT
May 7
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 99, Oklahoma City Thunder 93
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 31–30, 15–23, 30–19
Pts: Mike Conley 26
Rebs: Mike Conley 10
Asts: Mike Conley 9
Pts: Kevin Durant 36
Rebs: Kevin Durant 11
Asts: Kevin Durant 9
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Ron Garretson, Gary Zielinski
May 11
5:00 pm
Boxscore
Oklahoma City Thunder 81, Memphis Grizzlies 87
Scoring by quarter: 18–22, 27–22, 15–22, 21–21
Pts: Kevin Durant 25
Rebs: Kevin Durant 11
Asts: Kevin Durant 5
Pts: Marc Gasol 20
Rebs: Zach Randolph 10
Asts: Mike Conley 6
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Tom Washington
TNT
May 13
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Memphis Grizzlies 103 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 29–18, 27–30, 20–28, 18–18, OT: 3–9
Pts: Kevin Durant 27
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 14
Asts: Reggie Jackson 8
Pts: Mike Conley 24
Rebs: Zach Randolph 12
Asts: Conley, Prince 5 each
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Joe Crawford, James Capers, Bennett Salvatore
TNT
May 15
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 88, Oklahoma City Thunder 84
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 32–15, 14–24, 24–22
Pts: Zach Randolph 28
Rebs: Zach Randolph 14
Asts: Mike Conley 11
Pts: Kevin Durant 21
Rebs: Reggie Jackson 9
Asts: Kevin Durant 6
Memphis wins series, 4–1
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips
Regular-season series

This was the second playoff meeting for these two teams, with Oklahoma having won one previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Western Conference Semifinals (Oklahoma City won 4–3).

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Golden State Warriors

TNT
May 6
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 127, San Antonio Spurs 129 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 28–25, 25–24, 39–31, 14–26OT: 9–9, 12–14
Pts: Stephen Curry 44
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 15
Asts: Stephen Curry 11
Pts: Tony Parker 28
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 11
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Mike Callahan, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba
TNT
May 8
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 100, San Antonio Spurs 91
Scoring by quarter: 28–23, 34–20, 21–29, 17–19
Pts: Klay Thompson 34
Rebs: Klay Thompson 14
Asts: Draymond Green 5
Pts: Tim Duncan 23
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 12
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 4
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Jason Phillips
May 10
10:30 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 102, Golden State Warriors 92
Scoring by quarter: 32–23, 25–25, 22–21, 23–23
Pts: Tony Parker 32
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Tony Parker 5
Pts: Klay Thompson 17
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 12
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Rodney Mott, Bill Spooner
ABC
May 12
3:30 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 87, Golden State Warriors 97 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 26–19, 19–18, 17–23, 22–24OT: 3–13
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 21
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: four players 3 each
Pts: Harrison Barnes 26
Rebs: Andrew Bogut 18
Asts: three players 4 each
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Scott Foster, John Goble, Bill Kennedy
TNT
May 14
9:30 pm
Boxscore
Golden State Warriors 91, San Antonio Spurs 109
Scoring by quarter: 28–37, 23–17, 21–29, 19–26
Pts: Harrison Barnes 25
Rebs: Harrison Barnes 7
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Pts: Tony Parker 25
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Tony Parker 10
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Tom Washington
May 16
10:30 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 94, Golden State Warriors 82
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 26–21, 19–19, 28–23
Pts: Tim Duncan 19
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 10
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 11
Pts: Stephen Curry 22
Rebs: Ezeli, Bogut 7 each
Asts: Stephen Curry 6
San Antonio wins series, 4–2
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 19,596
Referees: Joe Crawford, Sean Corbin, Derrick Stafford
Regular-season series

This was the second playoff meeting for these two teams, with Golden State having won one previous series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 1991 Western Conference First Round (Golden State won 3–1).

Conference Finals: (2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies

ABC
May 19
3:30 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 83, San Antonio Spurs 105
Scoring by quarter: 14–31, 23–20, 20–22, 26–32
Pts: Quincy Pondexter 17
Rebs: Randolph, Gasol 7 each
Asts: Mike Conley 8
Pts: Tony Parker 20
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Tony Parker 9
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Marc Davis
May 21
9:00 pm
Boxscore
Memphis Grizzlies 89, San Antonio Spurs 93 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 13–15, 18–31, 33–30, 21–9, OT: 4–8
Pts: Bayless, Conley 18 each
Rebs: Zach Randolph 18
Asts: Conley, Gasol 4 each
Pts: Tim Duncan 17
Rebs: Duncan, Leonard 9 each
Asts: Tony Parker 18
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Scott Foster, Bill Kennedy, Bill Spooner
May 25
9:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 104, Memphis Grizzlies 93 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 13–29, 27–15, 24–21, 22–21, OT: 18–7
Pts: Tony Parker 26
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 11
Asts: Duncan, Parker, Ginóbili 5 each
Pts: Mike Conley 20
Rebs: Zach Randolph 15
Asts: Marc Gasol 5
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Joe Crawford, Ron Garretson, Derrick Stafford
May 27
9:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 93, Memphis Grizzlies 86
Scoring by quarter: 24–14, 20–24, 28–28, 21–20
Pts: Tony Parker 37
Rebs: Tim Duncan 8
Asts: Ginóbili, Parker 6 each
Pts: Quincy Pondexter 22
Rebs: Allen, Randolph 8 each
Asts: Mike Conley 7
San Antonio wins series, 4–0
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba

This was the first sweep of any NBA conference finals series since 2003, when the New Jersey Nets swept the Detroit Pistons

Regular-season series

This was the third playoff meeting for these two teams, with each team have won one of the previous playoff series.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Western Conference First Round (Memphis won 4–2).

NBA Finals: (E1) Miami Heat vs. (W2) San Antonio Spurs

ABC
June 6
9:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 92, Miami Heat 88
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 26–28, 20–20, 23–16
Pts: Tony Parker 21
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Tony Parker 6
Pts: LeBron James 18
Rebs: LeBron James 18
Asts: LeBron James 10
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,775
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers, Jason Phillips
ABC
June 9
8:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 84, Miami Heat 103
Scoring by quarter: 22–22, 23–28, 20–25, 19–28
Pts: Danny Green 17
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 14
Asts: Tony Parker 5
Pts: Mario Chalmers 19
Rebs: Chris Bosh 10
Asts: LeBron James 7
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,900
Referees: Joe Crawford, Ed Malloy, Ken Mauer
ABC
June 11
9:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 77, San Antonio Spurs 113
Scoring by quarter: 20–24, 24–26, 19–28, 14–35
Pts: Dwyane Wade 16
Rebs: LeBron James 11
Asts: James, Wade 5 each
Pts: Danny Green 27
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Tony Parker 8
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Marc Davis
ABC
June 13
9:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 109, San Antonio Spurs 93
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 20–23, 32–27, 28–17
Pts: LeBron James 33
Rebs: Chris Bosh 13
Asts: Mario Chalmers 9
Pts: Tim Duncan 20
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 7
Asts: Tony Parker 9
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Scott Foster, Mike Callahan, Bill Kennedy
ABC
June 16
8:00 pm
Boxscore
Miami Heat 104, San Antonio Spurs 114
Scoring by quarter: 19–32, 33–29, 23–26, 29–27
Pts: James, Wade, 25 each
Rebs: James, Bosh, 6 each
Asts: Dwyane Wade 10
Pts: Tony Parker 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 12
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 10
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,581
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers, Ed Malloy
ABC
June 18
9:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 100, Miami Heat 103 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 25–27, 25–17, 25–21, 20–30OT: 5–8
Pts: Tim Duncan 30
Rebs: Tim Duncan 17
Asts: Tony Parker 8
Pts: LeBron James 32
Rebs: Chris Bosh 11
Asts: LeBron James 11
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,900
Referees: Joe Crawford, Mike Callahan, Ken Mauer
ABC
June 20
9:00 pm
Boxscore
San Antonio Spurs 88, Miami Heat 95
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 28–28, 27–26, 17–23
Pts: Tim Duncan 24
Rebs: Kawhi Leonard 16
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 5
Pts: LeBron James 37
Rebs: LeBron James 12
Asts: Allen, James 4 each
Miami wins NBA Finals, 4–3
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,900
Referees: Dan Crawford, Scott Foster, Monty McCutchen
Regular-season series

Last Playoffs meeting: This is their first meeting in the NBA Finals.

Statistical leaders

Category High Average
Player Team Total Player Team Avg. Games played
Points Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder
44 (2OT)
41
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 30.8 11
Rebounds Andrew Bogut Golden State Warriors 21 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics 13.7 6
Assists Tony Parker
Stephen Curry
Mike Conley
San Antonio Spurs
Golden State Warriors
Memphis Grizzlies
18 (OT)
13
13
Deron Williams Brooklyn Nets 8.4 7
Steals Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 6 Monta Ellis Milwaukee Bucks 2.5 4
Blocks Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets 7 Brook Lopez
Serge Ibaka
Brooklyn Nets
Oklahoma City Thunder
3 7
11

NBA Records

The following records were set or tied during the playoffs:

  • Overtime in Postseason: The Heat’s 103-100 overtime win vs. San Antonio on June 18, 2013 improved their all-time postseason overtime record to 8-1 (.889). Their .889 postseason winning percentage is the best among teams with at least three overtime games played and the second-highest among all teams.[6]
  • Double-Digit wins in Postseason: The Heat’s 16-point, 109-93, win in Game Four of the NBA Finals on June 13, 2013 was Miami’s 12th double-figure win in the 2013 postseason. The 12 double-digit wins are the most by any team during a single postseason in NBA history. The previous record was 11, held by five different teams, each winning the NBA Championship that postseason.[6]
  • Highest Field Goal Made Percentage, post season: Chris Andersen shot 80.7 percent (46-of-57) from the field in the 2013 postseason. He has become the first player in NBA postseason history to take at least 35 shots and shoot better than 75 percent from the field.[6]
  • Consecutive Finals games over 30 points: LeBron James scored 32 points in Game Six of the NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 and then made 37 points in Game Seven on June 20, 2013. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first player in NBA history to score consecutive 30-point games to help rally his team from a 3-2 series deficit to win an NBA title.[6]
  • Game 7 over 30 Points: LeBron James finished the 2013 postseason by recording his fourth-straight 30-point Game Seven by scoring 37 points vs. the Spurs in the NBA Finals. He had previously scored 32 points vs. the Pacers on June 3, 2013, 31 points vs. the Celtics on June 9, 2012 and 45 points vs. the Celtics on May 18, 2008. The Elias Sports Bureau reports he has tied the record of the only other player to score at least 30 points in four consecutive Game 7’s, Elgin Baylor (33 on 3/26/60, 39 on 4/1/61, 41 on 4/18/62, 35 on 4/11/63 & 33 on 4/15/66).[6]
  • Highest Scoring average in game sevens: Lebron James is averaging 34.4 points in Game 7’s of the postseason during his career, currently the best average in NBA history.[6]
  • Most 3 point FG in Postseason: Ray Allen owns the record for most 3 point field goals in the postseason - 352.[6]
  • Most 4 point plays in a Finals game, 2: On June 16, 2013, Ray Allen converted two free throws after making three point field goals, one at the 5:08 mark in the 2nd quarter, and the other with 8:37 left in the 4th quarter. There had previously been only 12 four point plays in the NBA Finals history.[6]
  • Team Leader in Points, Rebounds, and Assists: LeBron James' 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists vs. San Antonio on June 6, 2013 was the 28th time he has led his team outright (no ties) in each of those categories during the playoffs, the most in NBA postseason history. In addition, he has been the outright game-high leader (no ties) in each of those categories eight times, also the most in NBA postseason history. His eight such games are more than the combined total of the next three players to achieve the feat.[6]
  • 25-10-8: LeBron James' 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists vs. SA on June 18, 2013 marked his 15th postseason 25-point, 10-rebound, eight-assist game,the most in NBA postseason history. According to Elias, second on this list is Oscar Robertson with 10 such games.[6]
  • Most Three Pointers In A Final Series: On June 16, 2013, Danny Green converted 25 three pointers through 5 games of the 2013 NBA Finals, breaking Ray Allen's record of 22 three pointers that he had set in the 2008 Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. He extended the record to 27 three pointers, converting two three pointers (one per game) on June 18th and June 20th. However, the Heat won the series 4-3.

References

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  3. ^ NBA cancels game between Celtics and Pacers after Boston Marathon blasts
  4. ^ "LeBron James' layup as time expires in OT lifts Heat past Pacers". ESPN.com. May 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "LeBron just keeps delivering for Heat". ESPN.com. May 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NBA Gamenotes". NBA.com. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

External links

  • 2013 NBA Playoffs at NBA.com
  • 2013 NBA Playoffs at ESPN at the Wayback Machine (archived April 27, 2013)
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