NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/25/14
NBA Player Updates 4/25: Hawks and Clippers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 25, 2014
With each passing night of the NBA Playoffs, we’re seeing more and more amazing things out there on the court. That’s sure to continue this evening, as we’ve got another three games lined up from within both conferences. Before we get settled in, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
Jeff Teague, PG, Atlanta Hawks: The Pacers are in trouble. The No. 1 seed dropped another game to the No. 8 seed Hawks last night, courtesy of a 98-85 Atlanta victory. Teague turned it on in the second half, scoring 15 in the final two quarters on his way to 22 points overall.
The first half was pretty ugly, but the Hawks got the job done in the face of two double-doubles from the Pacers (Lance Stephenson and Paul George) to go up 2-1 in the series. Game 4 will be tomorrow afternoon and Game 5 is Monday.
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Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies: Last night’s lone OT game belonged to the Thunder and the Grizzlies, as Memphis ended up taking Game 3 on their home court. Conley provided 20 points in the 98-95 victory, aided by 16 from both Zach Randolph and Tony Allen.
The Thunder are now 0-5 all-time in Game 3s during a tied series. Memphis will try to keep the pressure on during Game 4 tomorrow at home. Game 5 will be back in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Blake Griffin, PF, Los Angeles Clippers: It seems like every time we talk about the Clippers, we’re talking about Griffin. He certainly deserves some praise today, as he was a huge contributor in his team’s win last night against the Warriors. Griffin notched 32 points in the 98-96 win, with DeAndre Jordan providing a whopping 22 rebounds to the cause.
L.A. gained a 2-1 series edge with stout defense and an imposing inside presence. We’ll see if that continues during Game 4 on Sunday. Game 5 will be Tuesday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Another half-dozen teams will be in action tonight as the playoffs roll on. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, April 25, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN2, TSN)
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards (ESPN, NBATV Canada, CSN, CSN-Chicago)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, KGWHD, CSN Houston)
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