NBA Daily Roundup
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NBA DAILY FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 29
Recap of Thursday's NBA playoff games
Hawks overwhelm Celtics, move to 2nd round with 104-92 win
The AP reports: The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals.
They will get another shot at the Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Hawks advanced to the second round with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the St. Louis Hawks beat the Celtics in the 1958 Finals... The Celtics shot just 36 percent for the game... Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 25 points and 10 assists, but most of that came in the second half during the comeback effort after being bottled up early.
NBA DAILY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28
Recap of Wednesday's NBA playoff games
Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead
The AP reports: Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.
His anger didn't last long.
Miami's will last for a while.
Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left - just his second make in nine tries from the floor - put the Hornets ahead to stay, and Charlotte beat the Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night.
The Hornets have won three straight in the series to take a 3-2 lead into a potential Game 6 clincher on Friday night... Miami thought Dwyane Wade was fouled after he got the rebound of a miss by Goran Dragic with 2.6 seconds left, and the Heat believed Luol Deng fouled Cody Zeller in an effort to send him to the line as time was running out.
Trail Blazers beat emotional Clippers 108-98, take 3-2 lead
The AP reports: Damian Lillard finally made his first field goal early in third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers knew the game was about to change.
Lillard's 3-pointer was his only basket in the period, but it was enough to get him going. He scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Blazers capitalized on the absence of injured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of their first-round series... CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 27 points. They are up 3-2 and could close it out Friday in Portland. If Game 7 is needed, it would be Saturday back at Staples Center... Maurice Harkless added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and 15 boards for Portland. The Blazers made six 3-pointers in the fourth, with Lillard hitting five as they outscored the Clippers 37-27.
Warriors roll into second round of playoffs without Curry
The AP reports: Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry on the sidelines.
"None of us can do it alone," Thompson insisted hours earlier.
He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven 3-pointers as the Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without their injured superstar, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game 5... Draymond Green added 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors, who will face the winner of the Clippers-Trail Blazers series. Portland leads 3-2... James Harden scored 25 of Houston's 37 first-half points on the way to 35 points, but the Rockets had no chance with a one-man show against the deep defending champions.