The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers will meet in the second round, while Damian Lillard beat the Oklahoma City Thunder at the death.
The NBA fined San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan $25,000 after he threw a ball at a referee on Saturday.
The incident occurred in the Spurs' 117-103 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday.
With the Spurs down 110-92, DeRozan was called for a charge on Nuggets guard Gary Harris after driving to the hoop.
The Philadelphia 76ers claimed a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference opening-round series after topping the Brooklyn Nets.
In the end, it was Mike Scott who hit the big shot to seal the deal for Philadelphia down the stretch.
Popovich merely said "thank you" before leaving the stand, as there appeared to be nothing the media wanted to ask him.
Michael Malone is eager for his Nuggets team to respond after they were undone by Spurs guard Derrick White.
Mike Malone is eager for his Denver Nuggets team to respond after they were undone by San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White.
Even without Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers were too good for the Brooklyn Nets.