NBA News 5/4/16: Warriors Rally Against Blazers for Game 2 Win and 2-0 Series Lead
NBA Player Updates 5/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 4, 2016
The NBA Playoffs are slowing down a bit tonight, as we’ve got just one game on the schedule. Still, there’s plenty to talk about this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and key players out there in the news.
Heat-Raptors: Game 1 of the Miami-Toronto matchup last night was a great indicator of how tight this series could get.
After a half-court shot from Kyle Lowry tied the game at the end of the fourth quarter, the Heat would go on to secure the win 102-96 in overtime.
Goran Dragic scored 26 points here, while Dwyane Wade managed 24--seven in overtime alone. Hassan Whiteside controlled the glass on 17 rebounds.
The Raptors mounted a valiant comeback in the final 20 seconds, tying the game up after being down six points. Toronto was out of gas by then, and it took them 3:46 in overtime to even make a shot.
Also of note here, Wade moved into 16th place on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list. He passes Elgin Baylor and is within four points of Scottie Pippen and 15th place.
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Warriors-Blazers: No Curry, no problem. The Warriors exploded in the fourth quarter last night in Game 2 of their series against the Trail Blazers, outscoring Portland 34-12 to seal a 110-99 victory and a 2-0 edge in the series.
Klay Thompson scored 27 points and would give the Warriors their first lead of the evening on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left in the fourth. Draymond Green was electric here on 17 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks.
Portland was up 87-76 heading into the fourth quarter, but things went haywire after that. Damian Lillard would finish leading the team with 25 points and six assists.
Warriors star Stephen Curry is out with a sprained MCL in his right knee, and has a chance to come back Saturday in Portland for Game 3.
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.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016:
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (TNT, TSN¾/5)
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