NBA News 4/21/16: Clippers, Heat and Cavaliers take 2-0 Series Leads With Victories
NBA Player Updates 4/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 21, 2016
We’ve got three more NBA playoff games headed our way tonight as the postseason rolls on. Before we settle in, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in the league.
Heat-Hornets: The Heat now have a 2-0 lead in the first round against the Hornets, thanks to a 115-103 victory last night in Miami.
Dwyane Wade put up 28 points here, while Hassan Whiteside went 8-for-8 from the field, which was a franchise record. He’d finish with 17 points.
Miami has averaged a whopping 119 points in the first two games of the series in a relatively uncharacteristic offensive outburst.
Game three moves on to Charlotte on Saturday.
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Cavaliers-Pistons: The Cavs came out of halftime on fire, outscoring the Pistons 27-15 in the third period on the way to a 107-90 victory at Quicken Loans Arena last night.
The key to this victory was Cleveland’s 38 3-point attempts, of which they made 20--that tied an NBA playoff record.
LeBron James scored 27 points here in what’s become a very testy series--both teams have been jawing back and forth in and out of the games.
Game 3 heads over to Detroit tomorrow.
Blazers-Clippers: The Clippers bench was rolling last night in L.A. the reserves put up 43 points in an eventual 102-81 victory over the Blazers, propelling Los Angeles to a 2-0 lead in the series.
Jamal Crawford put up 11 points, while Jeff Green had 10. Their performances outshined starters Chris Paul (25 points) and Blake Griffin (12 points; nine rebounds).
Damian Lillard and Mason Plumlee led Portland on 17 points apiece.
Game 3 moves to Portland on Saturday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Thursday, April 21, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks (TNT, NBATV CANADA, KTXA, FS OKLAHOMA HD)
7:30 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, FSI, TSN1/¾/5)
9:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets (TNT, TSN2, ROOT, CSN BAY AREA)
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