NBA News: Player News and Updates for 5/15/15
NBA Player Updates 5/15: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 15, 2015
It’s been a pretty memorable stretch of games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs this week, and we’ve got two more big matchups coming in tonight. Before we settle in, let’s check out some of the stats and players in this morning’s headlines.
Cavaliers-Bulls: We’ve got our first entrant into the Eastern Conference Finals, and it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. Most people expected this team to get to the finals, but they did it in a way no one really saw coming.
LeBron James put up a pedestrian 15 points in the 94-73 victory in Chicago, while Kyrie Irving struggled with injury. The real stars were Matthew Dellavedova, who had 19 points, and Tristan Thompson, who doubled up on 13 points and 17 rebounds.
As for Irving, he scored six points in 12 minutes of action before he injured his knee coming down on Thompson’s foot. This was early on in the second quarter and he didn’t come back to the game.
Meanwhile, James logged 11 assists and nine rebounds in more of a support effort. He was 7-of-23 from the field.
The Cavs will move on to face either the Hawks or Wizards.
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Rockets-Clippers: This was quite a game, and if you shut it off after the third quarter you missed one of the biggest runs in recent playoff memory. The Rockets outscored the host Clippes 40-15 in the fourth quarter en route to a 119-107 victory that will force a decisive Game 7 to determine the winner of this series.
With a 19-point lead in the third quarter, it looked like L.A. would be punching their ticket to the Western Conference Finals, but with a surge from Houston players like Corey Brewer (15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter) and Dwight Howard (20 points; 21 rebounds), the Rockets will get one more chance to advance.
James Harden added 23 points to the cause, buoyed by an 11-for-11 performance from the line.
The teams will face off in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday.
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 15, 2015:
7:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (ESPN)
9:30 PM ET:
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN)
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