First-round recap: Damian Lillard calls game, Warriors escape L.A.

Lillard's electric first round, knocking off the Thunder (1:57)

Take a look back at Damian Lillard's outstanding performance vs. the Thunder as the Blazers move on to the second round. (1:57)

From Damian Lillard's series-ender to sweeps in the East, relive a thrilling first round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.

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(1) Milwaukee Bucks defeat (8) Detroit Pistons 4-0


Bucks finish off Pistons behind Giannis' 41 points

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with a 41-point performance as they sweep the Pistons out of the playoffs.

(2) Toronto Raptors defeat (7) Orlando Magic 4-1


Raptors advance to 2nd round behind Kawhi's 27-point game

Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors with a 27-point performance as they advance past the Magic.

(3) Philadelphia 76ers defeat (6) Brooklyn Nets 4-1


Embiid, 76ers dominate to eliminate Nets

Joel Embiid scores 23 points and picks up 13 rebounds to help the 76ers beat the Nets 122-100 to win the series.

(4) Boston Celtics defeat (5) Indiana Pacers 4-0


Hayward, Kyrie key Celtics' sweep of Pacers

Gordon Hayward leads the Celtics with 20 points, and Kyrie Irving tacks on 14 in Boston's balanced 110-106 win to sweep Indiana.

(1) Golden State Warriors defeat (8) LA Clippers 4-2


Durant's playoff career-high 50 lifts Dubs past Clippers

Kevin Durant lights up the Clippers for a playoff career-high 50 points in Game 6 as the Warriors advance to face the Rockets.

(2) Denver Nuggets defeat (7) San Antonio Spurs 4-3


Nuggets advance after near collapse, Spurs blunder

The Nuggets defeat the Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 after squandering a 17-point lead and Gregg Popovich failing to get his team to foul.

(3) Portland Trail Blazers defeat (6) OKC Thunder 4-1


Dame's 50-point night, game winner finish off Thunder

Damian Lillard scores 50 points and drains a 37-foot 3 to win Game 5 and finish off the Thunder.

(4) Houston Rockets defeat (5) Utah Jazz 4-1


Harden scores 26 points to close out series vs. Jazz

James Harden scores 26 points with six assists and six rebounds as the Rockets beat the Jazz 100-93 in Game 5 to win the series.