NBA News 4/22/16: Rockets Shock Warriors, Pull to Within 2-1 in Series
NBA Player Updates 4/22: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 22, 2016
Kicking off our NBA playoff weekend, we’ve got three games to look forward to this evening. Before we get settled for those pucks to drop, let’s check out some of the key stats and players in the news.
Mavs-Thunder: Kevin Durant was coming off the worst playoff shooting game of his career in Game 2 against the Mavericks, but he bounced back with a stellar performance in Game 3. Durant put up 34 points--20 in the first half alone--helping his team to a 2-1 series lead with a 131-102 victory in Dallas.
Russell Westbrook had 26 points overall, with 20 coming in the second half.
This victory came after an ugly 38-point loss in Game 2, and puts the Thunder back in the driver’s seat. Game 4 is tomorrow night in Dallas.
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Raptors-Pacers: DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were both firing last night in Indianapolis, helping the Raptors take a 101-85 victory over the Pacers.
Both DeRozan and Lowry each scored 21 points, following a pair of games where they went just 15-of-63 combined from the field and 1-of-17 from 3-point range.
That gives Toronto a 2-1 edge in the series and returns home-court advantage.
Game 4 is tomorrow in Indianapolis.
Warriors-Rockets: It appears we’ve got some drama in the Rockets/Warriors first-round series. This follows a thrilling 97-96 Houston victory over the Stephen Curry-less Warriors in last night’s Game 3.
James Harden put up 35 points and nailed the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, cutting the Rockets’ deficit to 2-1 in the series.
Marreese Speights led the Warriors with 22 bench points.
Game 4 will be on Sunday in Houston again.
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.
Friday, April 22, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons (ESPN, TSN, FS DETROIT, FSOHIO)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics (ESPN 2, TSN2, CSNHD, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
9:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN, TSN3/5, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST, FSSW)
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