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1987-88 NBA Playoffs

First Round

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/28/1988 Chicago Bulls 104 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 Chicago Stadium Chicago Bulls Lead Series 1-0
2 5/1/1988 Chicago Bulls 106 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 Chicago Stadium Chicago Bulls Lead Series 2-0
3 5/3/1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 Chicago Bulls 102 Coliseum at Richfield Chicago Bulls Lead Series 2-1
4 5/5/1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 97 Chicago Bulls 91 Coliseum at Richfield Series Tied 2-2
5 5/8/1988 Chicago Bulls 107 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 Chicago Stadium Chicago Bulls Win Series 3-2
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/29/1988 Atlanta Hawks 110 Milwaukee Bucks 107 Omni Coliseum Atlanta Hawks Lead Series 1-0
2 5/1/1988 Atlanta Hawks 104 Milwaukee Bucks 97 Omni Coliseum Atlanta Hawks Lead Series 2-0
3 5/4/1988 Milwaukee Bucks 123 Atlanta Hawks 115 MECCA Arena Atlanta Hawks Lead Series 2-1
4 5/6/1988 Milwaukee Bucks 105 Atlanta Hawks 99 MECCA Arena Series Tied 2-2
5 5/8/1988 Atlanta Hawks 121 Milwaukee Bucks 111 Omni Coliseum Atlanta Hawks Win Series 3-2
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/29/1988 Boston Celtics 112 New York Knicks 92 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 1-0
2 5/1/1988 Boston Celtics 128 New York Knicks 102 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-0
3 5/4/1988 New York Knicks 109 Boston Celtics 100 Madison Square Garden IV Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-1
4 5/6/1988 New York Knicks 94 Boston Celtics 102 Madison Square Garden IV Boston Celtics Win Series 3-1
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/28/1988 Detroit Pistons 96 Washington Bullets 87 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Lead Series 1-0
2 4/30/1988 Detroit Pistons 102 Washington Bullets 101 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Lead Series 2-0
3 5/2/1988 Washington Bullets 114 Detroit Pistons 106 Capital Centre Detroit Pistons Lead Series 2-1
4 5/4/1988 Washington Bullets 106 Detroit Pistons 103 Capital Centre Series Tied 2-2
5 5/8/1988 Detroit Pistons 99 Washington Bullets 78 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Win Series 3-2
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/28/1988 Dallas Mavericks 120 Houston Rockets 110 Reunion Arena Dallas Mavericks Lead Series 1-0
2 4/30/1988 Dallas Mavericks 108 Houston Rockets 119 Reunion Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 5/3/1988 Houston Rockets 92 Dallas Mavericks 93 The Summit Dallas Mavericks Lead Series 2-1
4 5/5/1988 Houston Rockets 97 Dallas Mavericks 107 The Summit Dallas Mavericks Win Series 3-1
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/29/1988 Denver Nuggets 126 Seattle Supersonics 123 McNichols Sports Arena Denver Nuggets Lead Series 1-0
2 5/1/1988 Denver Nuggets 91 Seattle Supersonics 111 McNichols Sports Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 5/3/1988 Seattle Supersonics 114 Denver Nuggets 125 Seattle Center Coliseum Denver Nuggets Lead Series 2-1
4 5/5/1988 Seattle Supersonics 127 Denver Nuggets 117 Seattle Center Coliseum Series Tied 2-2
5 5/7/1988 Denver Nuggets 115 Seattle Supersonics 96 McNichols Sports Arena Denver Nuggets Win Series 3-2
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/29/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 122 San Antonio Spurs 110 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 1-0
2 5/1/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 130 San Antonio Spurs 112 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 2-0
3 5/3/1988 San Antonio Spurs 107 Los Angeles Lakers 109 HemisFair Arena Los Angeles Lakers Sweep Series 3-0
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/28/1988 Portland Trail Blazers 108 Utah Jazz 96 Memorial Coliseum Portland Trail Blazers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/30/1988 Portland Trail Blazers 105 Utah Jazz 114 Memorial Coliseum Series Tied 1-1
3 5/4/1988 Utah Jazz 113 Portland Trail Blazers 108 Salt Palace Utah Jazz Lead Series 2-1
4 5/6/1988 Utah Jazz 111 Portland Trail Blazers 96 Salt Palace Utah Jazz Win Series 3-1
               

Second Round

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/10/1988 Detroit Pistons 93 Chicago Bulls 82 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Lead Series 1-0
2 5/12/1988 Detroit Pistons 95 Chicago Bulls 105 Pontiac Silverdome Series Tied 1-1
3 5/14/1988 Chicago Bulls 79 Detroit Pistons 101 Chicago Stadium Detroit Pistons Lead Series 2-1
4 5/15/1988 Chicago Bulls 77 Detroit Pistons 96 Chicago Stadium Detroit Pistons Lead Series 3-1
5 5/18/1988 Detroit Pistons 102 Chicago Bulls 95 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Win Series 4-1
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/11/1988 Boston Celtics 110 Atlanta Hawks 101 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 1-0
2 5/13/1988 Boston Celtics 108 Atlanta Hawks 97 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-0
3 5/15/1988 Atlanta Hawks 110 Boston Celtics 92 Omni Coliseum Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-1
4 5/16/1988 Atlanta Hawks 118 Boston Celtics 109 Omni Coliseum Series Tied 2-2
5 5/18/1988 Boston Celtics 104 Atlanta Hawks 112 Boston Garden Atlanta Hawks Lead Series 3-2
6 5/20/1988 Atlanta Hawks 100 Boston Celtics 102 Omni Coliseum Series Tied 3-3
7 5/22/1988 Boston Celtics 118 Atlanta Hawks 116 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Win Series 4-3
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/8/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 110 Utah Jazz 91 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 1-0
2 5/10/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 97 Utah Jazz 101 The Forum Series Tied 1-1
3 5/13/1988 Utah Jazz 96 Los Angeles Lakers 89 Salt Palace Utah Jazz Lead Series 2-1
4 5/15/1988 Utah Jazz 100 Los Angeles Lakers 113 Salt Palace Series Tied 2-2
5 5/17/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 111 Utah Jazz 109 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 3-2
6 5/19/1988 Utah Jazz 108 Los Angeles Lakers 80 Salt Palace Series Tied 3-3
7 5/21/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 109 Utah Jazz 98 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Win Series 4-3
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/10/1988 Denver Nuggets 126 Dallas Mavericks 115 McNichols Sports Arena Denver Nuggets Lead Series 1-0
2 5/12/1988 Denver Nuggets 108 Dallas Mavericks 112 McNichols Sports Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 5/14/1988 Dallas Mavericks 105 Denver Nuggets 107 Reunion Arena Denver Nuggets Lead Series 2-1
4 5/15/1988 Dallas Mavericks 124 Denver Nuggets 103 Reunion Arena Series Tied 2-2
5 5/17/1988 Denver Nuggets 106 Dallas Mavericks 110 McNichols Sports Arena Dallas Mavericks Lead Series 3-2
6 5/19/1988 Dallas Mavericks 108 Denver Nuggets 95 Reunion Arena Dallas Mavericks Win Series 4-2
               

Eastern Conference Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/25/1988 Boston Celtics 96 Detroit Pistons 104 Boston Garden Detroit Pistons Lead Series 1-0
2 5/26/1988 Boston Celtics 119 Detroit Pistons 115 Boston Garden Series Tied 1-1
3 5/28/1988 Detroit Pistons 98 Boston Celtics 94 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Lead Series 2-1
4 5/30/1988 Detroit Pistons 78 Boston Celtics 79 Pontiac Silverdome Series Tied 2-2
5 6/1/1988 Boston Celtics 96 Detroit Pistons 102 Boston Garden Detroit Pistons Lead Series 3-2
6 6/3/1988 Detroit Pistons 95 Boston Celtics 90 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Win Series 4-2
               

Western Conference Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/23/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 113 Dallas Mavericks 98 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 1-0
2 5/25/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 123 Dallas Mavericks 101 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 2-0
3 5/27/1988 Dallas Mavericks 106 Los Angeles Lakers 94 Reunion Arena Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 2-1
4 5/29/1988 Dallas Mavericks 118 Los Angeles Lakers 104 Reunion Arena Series Tied 2-2
5 5/31/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 119 Dallas Mavericks 102 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 3-2
6 6/2/1988 Dallas Mavericks 105 Los Angeles Lakers 103 Reunion Arena Series Tied 3-3
7 6/4/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 117 Dallas Mavericks 102 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Win Series 4-3
               

Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 6/7/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 93 Detroit Pistons 105 The Forum Detroit Pistons Lead Series 1-0
2 6/9/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 108 Detroit Pistons 96 The Forum Series Tied 1-1
3 6/12/1988 Detroit Pistons 86 Los Angeles Lakers 99 Pontiac Silverdome Los Angeles Lakers Lead Series 2-1
4 6/14/1988 Detroit Pistons 111 Los Angeles Lakers 86 Pontiac Silverdome Series Tied 2-2
5 6/16/1988 Detroit Pistons 104 Los Angeles Lakers 94 Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Pistons Lead Series 3-2
6 6/19/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 103 Detroit Pistons 102 The Forum Series Tied 3-3
7 6/21/1988 Los Angeles Lakers 108 Detroit Pistons 105 The Forum Los Angeles Lakers Win Series 4-3