#NBAPlayoffs Roundup: May 2, 2015

Seven of eight second round spots in the 2015 NBA Playoffs have been secured after the Atlanta Hawks blew out the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6.


Paul Millsap led the Hawks in eliminating the eighth-seeded Nets to set up a second round date with the Washington Wizards.
(image by Jim McIsaacs/Getty Images)


Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

May 2, 2015:
Atlanta 111, Brooklyn 87
The Brooklyn faithful stunningly looked on as the Atlanta Hawks turned a semi-competitive game into a rout in a matter of minutes. The top-seeded Hawks cruised into the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday, using a strong start to the second half to defeat the Nets 111-87 in Game 6 of their first-round series on Friday night. Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Kyle Korver knocked down six 3- pointers and scored 20 points to go with eight boards and Jeff Teague dished out 13 assists for Atlanta, which will play the Washington Wizards in the next round. 

The fifth-seeded Wizards swept the Toronto Raptors in the first round. Game 1 is Sunday in Atlanta. The Hawks are 0-15 all-time in the semifinal round. A six-point halftime advantage rose to 26 following a 23-3 Atlanta run to begin the third quarter. Korver knocked down three of his triples during the near six-minute surge, including one to cap it that opened up a 74-48 advantage. The Hawks, who led by as many as 28, outscored the Nets 41-21 in the third. Game 6 was the first time that a road team won a game in the series. Atlanta shot 50.6 percent (43-of-85) from the floor and sunk 13-of-32 attempts from beyond the arc. It tallied 34 assists on its 43 made field goals. Brook Lopez posted 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Brooklyn, which finished 38-44 during the regular season.




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