NBA News 5/10/16: Warriors Go Up 3-1 On Blazers With OT Win In Curry's Return
NBA Player Updates 5/10: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 10, 2016
Perhaps fittingly for the 2016 NBA Playoffs, we had two overtime games last night. We’re in for more action tonight with another game out West, but in the meantime let’s check out some of the key players and stats in the headlines this morning.
Heat-Raptors: Dwyane Wade logged 30 points in the Heat’s 94-87 overtime victory against the Raptors in Miami last night. That tally includes the short bucket that would send the game into overtime.
The Heat had to rally from nine points down late in the fourth quarter, but got the win and tied the series back up at 2-2 ahead of Game 5 on Wednesday in Toronto.
Goran Dragic managed 15 points, which featured a key three-point play late in the extra period. Joe Johnson managed to put up 15 points of his own.
Terrence Ross and Cory Joseph headed up a 39-percent-shooting Toronto effort, each scoring 14 points. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan would combine for a pretty miserable 6-for-28 line.
This was the third time in four games that the Heat and Raptors have gone to overtime in this series.
USA TODAY Sports
Blazers-Warriors: In last night’s other overtime game, the Warriors rallied to overcome the Blazers and take a definitive 3-1 lead in the series.
Stephen Curry didn’t start the 132-125 win, but he made his presence felt when he was out there. Curry scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 17 in the overtime period. This was the first time he’d taken the floor since back in Game 4 of the opening series against the Rockets. Curry had to put in a little extra work than was planned after Shaun Livningston was ejected in the second quarter following two technical fouls. Curry--according to reports--is expected to be named this year’s NBA MVP, his second straight year receiving the award.
Golden State was behind by as many as 16 points here, but as they’ve shown so many times before, no lead is safe when you’ve got the Warriors on the floor. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson finished with 23 points, while Damian Lillard put up 36 points and 10 assists for the Blazers.
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.
Tuesday, May 10 2016:
8:00 PM ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (TNT, TSN)
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.