NBA News: Player News and Updates for 4/28/14
NBA Player Updates 4/28: Raptors and Blazers Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
April 28, 2014
The NBA Playoffs continue to chug along, and we’ve already seen some mind-boggling things out there on the court. That trend is sure to continue tonight, so before we get settled in for the three-game set, let’s take a look at some of the headline-grabbing players out there. Here’s the latest.
Trevor Ariza, SG, Washington Wizards: No Nene, no problem. The Wizards put forward a very impressive performance against the Bulls in Game 4 yesterday, even without their suspended big man. Ariza was the big contributor in the 98-89 victory, posting a career postseason-high 30 points. The Wizards were up 14-0 to start the game and really never looked back. Ariza kept things moving with 6-of-10 from behind the arc.
Now Washington will be in position to take the series in Game 5 in Chicago on Tuesday. If necessary, it’ll come back to DC on Thursday for Game 6.
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Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: When the Warriors eclipse the 100-point mark, there’s a good chance that Curry had a heavy hand in it. That was certainly the case yesterday, as he poured in a game-high 33 points on 7-of-14 shooting from three-point range in the Warriors’ 118-97 victory over the Clippers. Andre Iguodala also was instrumental, providing 22 points and nine assists.
The series is now tied 2-2 heading into Game 5, which is tomorrow in L.A. Game 6 will be Thursday back in the Bay Area. If necessary, a decisive Game 7 would be Saturday in Los Angeles.
DeMar DeRozan, SG, Toronto Raptors: The Raptors desperately needed a win yesterday, and they made it happen in Game 4 against the Nets. The 87-79 win was Toronto’s first road playoff win since 2001. DeRozan helped the cause with 24 points, five rebounds and two assists. Kyle Lowry also contributed 22 points of his own.
Okay, here’s what the upcoming schedule looks like for the Raptors and Nets. They’ll play in Toronto Wednesday, then head back to Brooklyn on Friday. Game 7 would be Sunday if necessary.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: The Blazers-Rockets series has been nothing short of awesome so far, as every game seems to be a battle. Portland came out on top during Game 4, extending their series lead to 3-1 in an overtime thriller. Aldridge tallied 29 points and 10 rebounds in the 123-120 victory, giving him 141 points and 46 rebounds in just four games so far.
The Blazers can close this one out in Game 5 on Wednesday in Houston. If necessary, Game 6 is Friday.
NBA Daily Schedule: Six teams will be in action tonight, so it’ll be a pretty active evening in the NBA. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Monday, April 28, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats (TNT, Sportsnet, SportSouth, Sun Sports)
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (NBATV, NBATV Canada, FSI, SportSouth)
9:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (TNT, Sportsnet One, FSSW, KTXA)
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