#NBAPlayoffs Roundup: May 6, 2015

The 2015 NBA Playoffs continued to get plenty interesting when the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies both won in Game 2 to level their respective series at 1-1.




Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

May 6, 2015:
Atlanta 106, Washington 90
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarre Carroll led the way with 22 points, Al Horford and Paul Millsap each scored 18 and the Atlanta Hawks evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Washington Wizards with a 106-90 win in Game 2 on Tuesday. Millsap and Horford combined for 11 assists, with Millsap grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who took advantage of a crucial injury for the Wizards to even the series at a game apiece. Washington was without star point guard John Wall, who missed the game with a wrist injury. Wall, who has posted four consecutive double- doubles, was scratched less than an hour before tip due to the injury he suffered in Game 1. Ramon Sessions picked up the scoring load starting in place of Wall, leading the Wizards with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Bradley Beal was not as efficient from the floor, however, making 8-of-22 attempts and finishing with 20 points and a team-high seven assists. Paul Pierce and Otto Porter each had 15 points for Washington, which suffered its first loss of the postseason. Game 3 will be Saturday night in Washington.





Memphis 97, Golden State 90
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley made his case for being the most valuable player in the Grizzlies-Warriors series on Tuesday. A day after Stephen Curry was named the NBA's MVP, Conley returned from a three-game absence and carried Memphis to an unlikely 97-90 road victory that evened the Western Conference semifinals at a game apiece. Conley had not played since an inadvertent elbow broke several bones around his left eye. The unheralded point guard played 27 minutes, scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting and steadied a Grizzlies team that trailed for a total of 10 seconds. His work defensively also helped limit Curry to 19 points and Klay Thompson to 13 on a combined 34 shots. Zach Randolph totaled 20 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol and Courtney Lee added 15 points apiece in handing the Warriors their first loss of the postseason and their first setback at home in over three months. The Warriors have plenty of time to regroup since the series does not resume until Saturday in Memphis.




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