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NBA Player Updates 5/12: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
May 12, 2016
We’re coming off of a comparatively busy two-game set in the 2016 NBA Playoffs last night, and we’ve got one game to look forward to this evening. Let’s check out some of the notable players and stats out there in the news.
Raptors-Heat: This Toronto/Miami matchup is getting very interesting. The Raptors secured the latest blow last night in Toronto, beating the Heat 99-91 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry woke up from a poor Game 4 performance here. DeRozan managed 34 points and Lowry put up 25. Bismack Biyombo added 10 points here, and the Raptors never trailed in the game. They were up by as many as 20 points.
DeRozan and Lowry posted 19 points in the first quarter, which is as many as they scored in the entirety of Game 4.
On the other side, Dwyane Wade put up 20 for the Heat, while Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic each had 13. Luol Deng left in the third quarter with a wrist injury and didn’t come back. X-rays were initially inconclusive.
Toronto’s DeMarre Carroll also injured his wrist and was taken to the hospital for testing.
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Warriors-Blazers: The defending champion Warriors are going back to the Western Conference Finals.
The Splash Brothers were back in effect during Golden State’s 125-121 victory. Klay Thompson put up 33 points on six 3-pointers, while Stephen Curry logged 29 points of his own. Curry had five 3-pointers on the evening, the last one serving as the proverbial dagger with just under 25 seconds left.
Draymond Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
On the other side, Damian Lillard managed 28 points while CJ McCollum had 27. It’s a disappointing end for the plucky Blazers, who were initially down 0-2 to the Clippers before storming back and taking that series for the right to face the Warriors.
As for Golden State, they’ll face the Spurs-Thunder series winner. Oklahoma City leads that one 3-2 at the moment.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the league’s daily schedule. Let’s check out the matchups, times and channels where you can find all the action.
Thursday, May 12, 2016:
8:30 PM ET:
San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (ESPN)
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