Monday, April 24, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Hawks Level Series With Wizards At 2-2; Raptors Manhandle Bucks To Take 3-2 Series Advantage; Warriors Stomp On Blazers To Complete Series Sweep

Three games were contested in the NBA Playoffs on Monday.


At Toronto:

Norm Powell scored 25 points as the Toronto Raptors, with six players scoring in double-digits, mauled the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in game five of their conference quarterfinal series.

Giannis Antekokounmpo topped the Bucks with 30 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

The Raptors, who now lead three games to two, can close out the series with a game-six victory in Milwaukee on Thursday.

At Atlanta:

Paul Millsap scored 19 points (and grabbed nine rebounds) as a balanced attack with seven players scoring in double figures lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 111-101 game four of their conference quarterfinal series, now all squared at two games apiece.

Bradley Beal scored 32 points while John Wall added 22 (to go with his ten assists) to pace the Wizards.


At Portland, Oregon:

In a dominating performance that lasted all game long, the Golden State Warriors, with Stephen Curry scoring 37 points and Draymond Green adding 21, completed their four-game conference quarterfinal series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers by delivering a frontier-styled 128-103 game-four fist-beating on the road in a contest that was never that close.

Damien Lillard topped the Blazers with 34 points while Al-Farouq Aminu added 14.

Next for the Warriors, a conference semifinal series against the winner of the Utah Jazz-Los Angeles series, currently deadlocked at two games apiece.

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