NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/27/14
NBA Player Updates 4/27: Pacers and Thunder Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 27, 2014
After a very active afternoon/evening of NBA Playoffs basketball yesterday, we’re in for another four games of action today. There are four more games on the schedule in the coming hours, and they’ll keep us occupied until the wee hours. In the meantime, let’s take a glance at the headlines and see what’s happening out there around the league.
Paul George, SF, Indiana Pacers: It seems that when the Pacers really need a big game, they can rely on George. That was certainly the case yesterday, as he came through with 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists (all team-highs) in Indiana’s 91-88 escape against Atlanta.
That evens the series at two games apiece for both teams, with Indiana now retaking home-court advantage. Game 5 is back on the Pacers’ court, with Game 6 in Atlanta.
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Monta Ellis, PG, Dallas Mavericks: Vince Carter may have nailed the game-winning three in a comeback win over the Spurs yesterday, but the real hero was Ellis. He tied a postseason career-high with 29 points (12 in the fourth) on the way to a 109-108 Mavs victory and overcome a nine-point deficit with three minutes left to go in the first half.
This series has been far more interesting than anyone anticipated. Dallas holds a 2-1 lead with the series heading back there tomorrow.
Game 5 is Wednesday in San Antonio.
LeBron James, SF, Miami Heat: For non-Heat fans, this series has been something of a yawner. Miami won again last night against the Bobcats, taking a 3-0 lead on a 98-85 road victory. They’ve now won 19 consecutive games against Charlotte. James had a great line as usual, tossing up 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Miami can close out the series in Charlotte tomorrow night. If necessary (and it probably won’t be necessary), they’ll head back to Miami for Game 5 Wednesday.
Reggie Jackson, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder: On the other hand, the Thunder-Grizzlies series has been pretty epic so far. The two teams have played three straight overtime games so far, and the Thunder ended up on the winning side this time. Jackson had to take the game over with the team’s other stars struggling, and he answered the call with a career-high 32 points in the 92-89 OT victory.
This series is now even at 2-2, and it just keeps getting better. Game 5 will be Tuesday in OKC.
NBA Daily Schedule: Another eight teams will be in action today, so make sure you reserve your spot in front of the tube. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Sunday, April 27, 2014:
1:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards (ABC)
3:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors (ABC)
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (TNT, TSN, YES)
9:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, KGWHD, CSN Houston)
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