NBA Roundup From April 22, Schedule
Published on April 23 2013 6:22 am
Last Updated on April 23 2013 6:22 am
Written by Millie Lange
Bulls Pull Even, Clippers Hold Court
(Undated) -- The Bulls became the first road team to win a game in the NBA playoffs this season with a 90-82 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn. The win pulled the Bulls even in the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. Out west, Chris Paul's late runner sent the Clippers to a 93-91 win over the Grizzlies. L.A. grabbed a 2-0 series lead.
Knicks' Smith Wins NBA Sixth Man Honors
(New York, NY) -- New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. He averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, coming off the bench in all 80 regular-season games he played this season. Smith received 72 of 121 first-place votes to beat out Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack finished third.
Suns Fire GM Blanks
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Lance Blanks is out as general manager of the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have fired Blanks after finishing last in the Western Conference this season with a 25-and-57 record. Blanks had been at the helm for three seasons. He previously worked in the front office for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
Monday, April 22 Scoreboard
Chicago Bulls 90, Brooklyn Nets 82
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals tied, 1-1)
Los Angeles Clippers 93, Memphis Grizzlies 91
(Clippers lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 2-0)
Tuesday, April 23 Schedule
6:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat (Heat lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 1-0)
7:00 p.m. - Boston Celtics at New York Knicks (Knicks lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 1-0)
9:30 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets(Nuggets lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 1-0)