NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/6/15
NBA Player Updates 5/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 6, 2015
After a two-game set in the 2015 NBA Playoffs last night, we’re getting ready for another pair of matchups this evening. While we’re waiting, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the news.
Hawks-Wizards: Even though the final score read 106-90 in favor of the Hawks, this game could easily have gone either way.
The Wizards were without John Wall (injured left hand) in this one, but even with a depleted lineup were able to press Atlanta to the wire last night in their playoff Game 2.
DeMarre Carroll managed 22 points here, while Kyle Korver and Al Horford came up big later in the game to help the Hawks get over the hump and even the series.
As for the Wizards, Ramon Sessions did a nice job in Wall’s place, and he was able to rack up 21 points. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough, though.
Atlanta ended this game with a 11-2 run, escaping the two home games with a 1-1 tie. The series will now go to Washington for Games 3 and 4. The next matchup isn’t until Saturday, though.
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Grizzlies-Warriors: Out West, the big story was Mike Conley’s return to the court just eight days after his facial surgery. He would be instrumental in the game last night against the Warriors, scoring 22 points and helping beat the home team 97-90 with a huge defensive effort. The series is now tied 1-1.
Zach Randolph helped things along with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol and Courtney Lee each added 15 points.
The victory by Memphis stopped a 21-game home win streak for the Warriors, and was their first loss there in over three months.
Game 3 is on Saturday when the series shifts to Memphis.
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 .
Wednesday, May 6, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT)
9:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (TNT)
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