Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Raptors Take 3-2 Series Lead; Warriors Close Out Blazers, Advance To West Finals

Two games were played in the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday.


At Toronto:

DeMar DeRozan match a playoff career record with 34 points while Kyle Lowry added 25 (to go with his ten rebounds and six assists) as the Toronto Raptors took game five of their conference semifinal series with the Miami Heat 99-91 at home.

Dwyane Wade lead the Heat with 20 points.

The Raptors can clinch the series, which they now lead three games to two, and advance to their first-ever conference final, with a game-six victory in Miami on Friday.


At Oakland, California:

Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter (while dishing out 11 assists) as the Golden State Warriors outlasted the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 in game five of their conference semifinal series, which they won four games to one.

Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 33 points.

Damian Lillard topped the Blazers with 28 points while C.J. McCollum added 27 and Allen Crabbe 20.

The Warriors advanced to their second straight Western Conference finals.

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