NBA Playoffs Roundup: April 26, 2015

The 2015 NBA Playoffs saw its first sweep as the Golden State Warriors booted out the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 4. The Chicago Bulls failed to do the same, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in a close one, while the Grizzlies and Nets won their own games.




Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

April 26, 2015:
Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 83
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets got the result they desperately needed in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, using a huge second-half run and a stout defensive effort to pull off a 91-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Saturday's Game 3. Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young and Joe Johnson all recorded double-doubles, and each scored six points during a pivotal 18-0 tear that bridged the third and fourth quarters and propelled the Nets to a crucial win after dropping the series' first two games in Atlanta. Lopez finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Young bounced back from a two- point effort in Wednesday's Game 2 by posting 18 points and 11 boards and Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points for Brooklyn. Johnson contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. The top-seeded Hawks managed to overcome a 15-point first- quarter deficit to briefly move ahead in the third, but were ultimately done in by a wretched shooting display. Atlanta made just 6-of-30 attempts from 3- point range and ended 35.6 percent overall. Kyle Korver, the Hawks' top scorer through the first two games, was held to a mere two points on a 1-of-8 success rate, while Al Horford was 3-of-12 from the floor in a seven-point performance. DeMarre Carroll did register a playoff career-high 22 points for Atlanta, with Paul Millsap tallying 18 points and 17 rebounds in defeat. The Hawks will attempt to regroup when Game 4 takes place Monday at Barclays Center.


Golden State 109, New Orleans 98
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors wouldn't need a monumental comeback to secure a series sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Instead, they were the ones who brought a healthy, double- digit lead into the final quarter before advancing to the next round. Stephen Curry posted 39 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Warriors earned a 109-98 series-clinching win over the Pelicans in the Western Conference quarterfinals.


Milwaukee 92, Chicago 90
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - After Bucks coach Jason Kidd was awarded a timeout with 1.3 seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer to keep Milwaukee alive in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Chicago Bulls. Jared Dudley got the assist on a perfectly constructed inbounds play that gave the Bucks a 92-90 victory over the Bulls in Game 4. With a chance to wrap up the series for Chicago, Derrick Rose turned the ball over. Khris Middleton was going the other way with the ball when Kidd called a timeout. The officials then put 1.3 seconds on the clock before the Bucks drew up a perfect inbounds play, with Bayless cutting to the basket and Dudley lobbing a pass over the defense for the winning layup as time expired.


Memphis 115, Portland 109
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Marc Gasol registered 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies take a 3-0 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers with a 115-109 win on Saturday night. Courtney Lee had 20 points and Zach Randolph added 16 for the Grizzlies, who look to finish off the Blazers on Monday night in Game 4. No team has ever won a best-of-seven series when trailing 3-0. The win may have come at a cost, however, as point guard Mike Conley left the game bleeding from his face after taking an elbow in the third quarter. The Grizzlies were already without reserve guard Beno Udrih due to a right ankle sprain. Nick Calathes came up big with 13 points off the bench in place of Conley and Udrih. Nicolas Batum led all scorers with 27 points, C.J. McCollum netted 26 points and Damian Lillard went for 22 points and nine assists in the loss. LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in with 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists.


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