As of today, Wednesday, May 4, the 2011 NBA playoff conference semifinal series are underway, with Dallas leading Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles 1-0 and Atlanta ahead of Chicago by the same margin. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have staked Miami to a 2-0 lead on Boston and Oklahoma City and Memphis are tied at 1-1 after a great performance by Kevin Durant last night.
Complete second round 2011 NBA playoff scores, results, series updates and more below.
Live 2011 NBA Playoff Scores
Wednesday NBA Playoff Scores
Derrick Rose scores 25 points and Joakim Noah chips in 19 points as the Bulls play smothering defense to beat the Hawks in Chicago. Chicago led throughout the game, but managed to put it away in the fourth quarter when they limited Atlanta to just 15 points. Jeff Teague had 21 points for the Hawks and Joe Johnson just put up 16 points tonight after having scored 34 in the first game. The Bulls tied up the series at 1-1 with the win. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday in Atlanta.
LA Lakers 81
Dallas beat LA 93-81 behind 24 points from Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks lead the series 1-0. Los Angeles was cold throughout the game, including missing their first 15 three point attempts. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 23 points.
Friday NBA Playoff Scores
Chicago beats Atlanta behind a career-high 44 points from Derrick Rose to take a 2-1 lead in the series after losing the first game in Chicago.
Los Angeles 92
Dirk Notwitzki and Jason Terry lead the Mavericks by the Lakers to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
Saturday NBA Playoff Scores
Oklahoma City 93
Memphis leads series 2-1.
The Celtics dominate the second half to notch their first win in the series. The Heat lead the series 2-1.
Sunday NBA Playoff Scores
Los Angeles 86
Kobe Bryant is going home as the Mavericks sweep the Lakers 4-0 behind nine three-pointers by Jason Terry. Dallas advances to the NBA Western Conference Finals.
Atlanta wins at home to tie the series 2-2.
Monday NBA Playoff Scores
Final – OT
The Heat come from behind to force overtime and beat the Celtics 98-90 in Boston. With the win LeBron James, Dwyane wade and Miami lead the series 3-1.
Oklahoma City 133
Kevin Durant leads Oklahoma City Past Memphis with 35 points in a triple overtime NBA playoff game. The series is tied at 2-2.
For the latest scores and results and more on the 2011 NBA playoffs see:
Miami vs Chicago Eastern Conference Finals Preview and Prediction
NBA Playoffs – 2011 NBA Playoff Schedule, Preview & Predictions
2011 NBA Playoff Schedule & Picks – Western Conference Preview
NBA Playoffs – 2011 NBA Playoff Schedule, Preview & Predictions – Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal Previews & Match Ups