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NBA Playoffs: 10 winners and losers from Monday’s action, including Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic
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The 2024 NBA Playoffs are now in full gear. Three games were on Monday’s slate, starting with the Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the Orlando Magic.

Orlando proved to be no competition for Cleveland, losing by the score of 96-86 to fall down 2-0 in the first-round playoff series.

Later in the evening, the New York Knicks maintained home-court advantage with a hard-fought Game 2 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. A huge three-pointer by Donte DiVincenzo played a big role in New York’s 104-101 win.

As for the night cap, the defending champion Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on a buzzer beater from star guard Jamal Murray to take a 2-0 series lead.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from Monday’s NBA Playoff action.

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Winner: Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen
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Loser: Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic Franz Wagner
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Winner: Josh Hart, New York Knicks

New York Knicks' Josh Hart
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Loser: Kelly Oubre, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Kelly Oubre
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Winner: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid
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Loser: Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks

Philadelphia 76ers' Jalen Brunson
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Winner: Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets
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Loser: Los Angeles Lakers bench

Los Angeles Lakers' Gabe Vincent
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Winner: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic
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Loser: Rui Hachimura, Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
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