NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/1/15
NBA Player Updates 5/1: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 1, 2015
Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs is getting finished up, and as part of that we’ve got one game to look forward to tonight. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s in the news this morning.
Bulls-Bucks: Let’s start things out today by looking at last night’s game between the Bulls and the Bucks. Chicago absolutely destroyed Milwaukee here, posting a 120-66 victory to advance to the second round in six games.
Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points here and put up some nice physical plays that got the Bucks out of rhythm.
The huge margin of victory was within four points of largest the largest in NBA playoffs history, a record that has stood since 1956.
The Bulls will move on to face the Cavaliers in the second round.
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Clippers-Spurs: Now let’s move out west and check out the other game that was played last night. The Clippers and Spurs are in a dogfight for the right to move on, and now this very intense series will be going to a Game 7 after an L.A. victory last night.
The Clippers took it 102-96, with a pair of double-doubles from big-name players. Blake Griffin posted 26 points and 12 rebounds while Chris Paul put up 19 points and 15 assists. This was the second game the Clips have won in San Antonio.
The series will move back to Los Angeles for Game 7 tomorrow; it’s the only first-round series that taken all seven games this year.
Before we sign off for the day, let’s check in on Thunder forward Nick Collison, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday.
Collison will need around 4-6 weeks of healing time before he’s back up and around. He averaged 4.1 PPG and 3.8 RPG last year.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Friday, May 1, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets (ESPN)
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