NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/19/15
NBA Player Updates 4/19: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 19, 2015
The NBA Playoffs are in full swing right now, and we’ve got four more games to look forward to today as the rest of the series get going. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there around the league.
Wizards-Raptors: Washington drew first blood in the Wizards-Raptors opener yesterday afternoon, taking a 93-86 victory in overtime of Game 1.
Paul Pierce nailed four clutch 3-pointers on the way to 20 points overall. He scored five in the extra period. Nene managed a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Bradley Beal put up 16 points, while John Wall and Kevin Seraphin each reached double-figures on 10 points.
Game 2 is Tuesday night.
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Warriors-Pelicans: Stephen Curry led the Warriors past the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference series yesterday, posting 34 points in an excellent performance that ended with a 106-99 victory for Golden State.
Klay Thompson put up 21 points in a fine effort of his own, while Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut held down the post.
Golden State led by as many as 25 points late in the third quarter, before the Pelicans were able to mount a rally behind Anthony Davis’ 35 points.
Game 2 is tomorrow night in Oakland.
Bulls-Bucks: The Bulls got a nice performance out of Derrick Rose last night as they took care of business against the Bucks 103-91.
Rose put up 23 points and seven assists in what was his first playoff game in three years. Jimmy Butler would add 25 points in a nice effort from him.
Khris Middleton put up 18 points and Zaza Pachulia logged 15. Milwaukee will try to steal Game 2 tomorrow.
Rockets-Mavericks: In the all-Texas series, the Rockets drew first blood with a 118-108 victory last night against the Mavs. James Harden managed 24 points while Corey Brewer put up 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter alone.
Nowitzki managed 24 points for Dallas, who are in the playoffs for the 14th time in 15 years.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Sunday, April 19, 2015:
3:00 PM ET:
Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers (ABC)
5:30 PM ET:
Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks (TNT, YES, SPORTSOUTH)
8:00 PM ET:
Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT, KGWHD, SPORTSOUTH)
10:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT, FSSW, PRIME TICKET)
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