NBA playoffs 2018: Reliving the best moments and performances from the first weekend of postseason games – CBSSports.com

The first weekend of the 2018 NBA Playoffs is in the books. And you’re not going to believe this, but there was plenty of big moments and performances over the two days. Let’s relive the best of the best right here. 

Celtics and Bucks trade 3-pointers in the final seconds of regulation

The first 45 minutes of Celtics-Bucks was ugly. Thankfully, the final few minutes, especially the final 10 seconds of regulation, made up for it. First, Malcolm Brogdon drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game up, then Terry Rozier came down the other end, nearly crossed Eric Bledsoe to the floor, and cashed a 3-ball of his own to give the Celtics the lead back. With 0.5 seconds left, it seemed Rozier had just the first playoff game-winner of his career, but Khris Middleton shocked the TD Garden with a deep triple that he just barely got off in time. Unfortunately for the Bucks, Middleton’s heroics were for naught, as the Celtics escaped with an OT win. 

James Harden goes supernova

James Harden was an absolute machine on the offensive end in Game 1 against the Timberwolves. He drained seven 3-pointers, dished out eight assists and poured in 44 points in a stunning performance. There was simply nothing the Wolves could do to slow him down, as he hit 15 of 26 attempts. Surprisingly, the Rockets needed every single one of those points, as they escaped with just a three-point win. There might be nothing more special in the league than Harden catching fire like he did on Sunday night. 

Raptors finally win a Game 1

After 10 straight losses in Game 1s, including six at home, the Raptors finally started off a series with a win. Things were shaky for a while, as DeMar DeRozan and Kyle

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