NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/2/14
NBA Player Updates 5/2: Warriors and Thunder Win, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 2, 2014
It’s coming down to do-or-die time for a handful of teams left in the NBA Playoffs, and we’ll get some more elimination scenarios come our way this evening in the three-game set. In the meantime while we’re waiting on those tip-offs, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.
David West, PF, Indiana Pacers: The Pacers are still alive in their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks, and they owe many thanks to David West. He scored 24 points all together--including 12 in the fourth quarter--to give Indiana the victory 95-88. The Pacers finished the game on a 16-4 run over the last three minutes after previously falling behind and looking like they’d drop the series. West also added 11 rebounds and six assists in a much-needed performance.
The series is tied 3-3 heading into Game 7. The final, winner-take-all game is tomorrow in Indianapolis.
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Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: Maybe Durant heard about those “Mr. Unreliable” comments. He proved that phrase to be inaccurate last night against the Grizzlies in Game 6, pushing around the Grizzlies on the way to a 104-84 Thunder victory. Durant finished with 36 points and 10 rebounds as they forced a Game 7 of their own. It was Memphis’ first Game 6 loss in franchise history--they’re now 4-1.
Russell Westbrook was also rolling for the Thunder, logging 25 points and nine rebounds.
Game 7 heads back to Oklahoma City tomorrow night. It should be a good one.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors: Chances are, whenever we’re talking about the Warriors, we’re talking about Curry. That’s exactly the case this morning, as the team is celebrating a 100-99 win against the Clippers. As for Curry, he overcame some potent defensive pressure to put up 24 points to help even the series. Andre Iguodala had 15 points of his own, including a big-time three-pointer late in the game that helped seal the victory for Golden State.
With the series all knotted up at three games apiece, the teams will head back to L.A. to finish things off in Game 7 tomorrow.
NBA Daily Schedule: Another half-dozen teams will be in action tonight as the first round of the playoffs continues. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each game.
Friday, May 2, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN2, TSN, WWOR)
8:00 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, NBATV Canada, FSSW, KTXA)
10:30 PM ET:
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, Sportsnet One, KGWHD, CSN Houston)
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