NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/11/15
NBA Player Updates 5/11: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 11, 2015
The NBA is back with two more games on the schedule for the 2015 Playoffs, and the action will get started once again this evening. Before we settle in, let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the headlines today.
Bulls-Cavaliers: If the Cavs are going to get past this series against the Bulls and make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James has to step up.
That’s just what James did yesterday in Chicago, vetoing a play coach David Blatt had drawn up and nailing a jumper from the corner as time expired in the fourth to grab the victory 86-84.
James would finish with 25 points, and the Cavs evened the series at two games apiece. This win was reminiscent of Derrick Rose’s dramatic Game 3 victory, when the Bulls guard banked in a three-pointer as time expired.
James added 14 rebounds and eight assists in this one as well, but he also rolled his ankle in the third quarter. We’ll have to see if that affects him at all in Game 5 tomorrow in Cleveland.
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Rockets-Clippers: Now let’s move out West and check out the Rockets and Clippers, who met in Game 4 of their series yesterday.
This one was all Los Angeles, as the team coasted to a 128-95 win at home, giving themselves a 3-1 series lead in the process.
DeAndre Jordan was a big contributor here, logging 26 points. He made 14 of his 34 free throws, attempting a whopping 28 in the first half. That’s an NBA playoff record. Jordan also had 17 rebounds.
Blake Griffin managed 21 points, J.J. Redick added 18, while Chris Paul doubled up on 15 points and 12 assists.
This was the Clippers second consecutive blowout victory in this best-of-seven series, and they’ve got the Rockets up against the wall in an elimination game tomorrow in Houston. If L.A. can win, they’ll advance to the conference finals for the first time in the history of the franchise.
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 .
Monday, May 11, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (TNT)
9:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT)
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