Saturday, April 22, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Raptors, Grizzlies Square Respective Series At 2-2; Hawks Cut Wizards' Advantage To 2-1; Big Comeback By Warriors Put Blazers On Brink Of Elimination

Four games are scheduled to be contested on Saturday as the NBA Playoffs continue.


At Milwaukee:

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and grabbed nine reoubnds as the Toronto Raptors leveled their conference quarterfinal series with the Milwaukee Bucks at two games apiece following their 87-76 game-four road win.

At Atlanta:

Paul Millsap scored 29 points (while grabbing 14 rebounds) while Dennis Schroder added 27 as the Atlanta Hawks overpowered the visiting Washington Wizards 116-98 in game three of their opening-round series.

John Wall scored 29 points to lead the Wizards, who still lead the series two games to one.


At Memphis, Tennessee:

Marc Gasol, who scored 16 points, hit the game-winning bucket with 0.7 seconds remaining in overtime to carry the Memphis Grizzlies to a 110-108 game-four home victory over the San Antonio Spurs, squaring their opening-round series at two games apiece.

Mike Conley scored a Grizzlies' franchise-postseason record 35 points, while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out eight assists.

Kawhi Leonard scored 44 points to pace the Spurs while Tony Parker added 22 to the San Antonio coffers.

At Portland, Oregon:

Stephen Curry scored 34 points while Klay Thompson added 24 as the Golden State Warriors came back from down 17 points to upend the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 on the road in the third game of their conference quarterfinal series, which they now lead three games to none.

C.J. McCollum topped the Blazers with 32 points while Damien Lillard added 31.

The Warriors can finish off the Blazers with a game-four victory in Portland on Monday night.

No team has ever come back from a three-games-to-none deficit to win a best-of-seven NBA playoff series.

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