#NBAPlayoffs Roundup: May 14, 2015

3-2 series. That seems par for the course in the 2015 NBA Playoffs after the Hawks snuck past the Wiz and the Dubs stamped their class on the Grizz in their respective Game 5s.




Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

May 13, 2015:
Atlanta 82, Washington 81
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - It was fitting that the sloppiest game of the postseason was decided after a missed shot in the final seconds. Al Horford's putback layup with 1.9 seconds left gave the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 series lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. The game was tied inside 30 seconds when Paul Pierce, who beat the buzzer with a stepback jumper to win Game 3 for the Wizards, tried to penetrate and had the ball poked out by Kyle Korver. That led to a 2-on-1 break for the Hawks, and Horford and DeMarre Carroll made three passes between them before Carroll's layup gave them an 80-78 lead. Pierce got a chance to redeem himself at the other end and delivered. Out of a timeout, Bradley Beal drove baseline and passed to an open Pierce in the corner for a 3-pointer that put the Wizards back in front with 8.3 seconds left. The Hawks went to 21-year-old reserve point guard Dennis Schroder, who drove to the basket and delivered an awkward attempt that caromed off the backboard. Horford timed his jump perfectly and skied for the loose ball, securing it and landing before softly finishing the game-winner. John Wall, who started after missing the previous three games with five non- displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist, put up a halfcourt heave that missed everything at the horn. The teams combined for 44 turnovers and 9- for-39 shooting from 3-point range in the lowest-scoring game of the postseason so far.





Golden State 98, Memphis 78
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The roars at Oracle Arena seemingly grew louder and louder as each Golden State 3-pointer splashed through the net. Especially when Klay Thompson's four-point play went down as the Warriors poured it on in the fourth quarter. Thompson netted 21 points, Stephen Curry knocked down six of the Warriors' 14 3s and Golden State routed the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 to take a 3-2 series lead in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal. The NBA MVP Curry followed up his scintillating Game 4 showing with another dazzling display, scoring 18 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists. The Warriors, who led the NBA in 3-point shooting at 39.8 percent during the regular season, made 14-of-30 from beyond the arc in this one. Curry forced six steals, continually leading Golden State to easy transition baskets at the other end. The Warriors held a 29-6 margin in fastbreak points. Nineteen points came off 16 Memphis turnovers. Golden State can wrap up the series Friday in Memphis.




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