NBA News 4/25/16: Cavaliers Finish First-Round Sweep of Pistons
NBA Player Updates 4/25: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 25, 2016
We’ve got three matchups coming tonight in the NBA Playoffs, but before we get into those games there’s plenty to talk about. Here’s our daily look at some of the headlines and stats out there.
Spurs-Grizzlies: The Spurs are headed once again to the Western Conference Semifinals after sweeping the Grizzlies in the first round. Their fourth victory came yesterday in Memphis, as San Antonio took it 116-95.
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points here, helping to complete the ninth postseason sweep in franchise history.
The Grizzlies were very, very beat up, however. They set an NBA record this season with 28 different players this season, thanks to all their injuries.
The Spurs now await the winner of the Thunder-Mavericks series.
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Warriors-Rockets: The Warriors managed a 121-94 victory over the Rockets last night in Houston to take a 3-1 edge in their first-round series, but it wasn’t all good news for the defending champs.
Stephen Curry returned from an ankle injury to play in this game, but ended up spraining his knee late in the second quarter. He’ll get an MRI today to see the extent of the damage.
While Curry was out, the Warriors used a 41-point third quarter to pull away. Game 5 is on Wednesday.
Hawks-Celtics: This one is turning out to be a great series. The Hawks and Celtics are now tied at 2-2 thanks to a 104-95 Boston victory last night in overtime.
Isaiah Thomas posted 28 points here to lead the Celtics to victory, one game after his career-high 42-point effort.
Paul Millsap put up 45 on the other side for a playoff career-high of his own, but Atlanta still went down and hasn’t won an overtime game in over two years.
Game 5 is tomorrow.
Pistons-Cavaliers: The Cavaliers finished off the Pistons last night with a 100-98 victory in Auburn Hills.
Kyrie Irving posted 31 points overall--with 20 coming in the second half. The win marks a four-game sweep for the Cavs. LeBron James would finish with 22 points, but took a backseat to Irving’s heroics.
The Cavaliers will face the winner of the Atlanta-Boston series, which may come down to seven games.
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.
Monday, April 25, 2016:
7:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets (NBATV, TSN5, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST)
8:00 PM ET:
Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (TNT, TSN1/¾, FS OKLAHOMA HD, KTXA)
10:30 PM ET:
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, TSN3/5, KGWHD, PRIME TICKET)
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