NBA Roundup From April 29, Schedule
Published on April 30 2013 6:19 am
Last Updated on April 30 2013 6:19 am
Written by Millie Lange
Nets Dominate Bulls In Game Five
(Brooklyn, NY) -- The Nets avoided elimination on their homecourt with a 110-91 mauling of the Bulls in Game Five behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Brook Lopez. Brooklyn went to work on the offensive glass grabbing 17 rebounds, including six from Lopez. Deron Williams also added a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists for the Nets, who will try to force a Game Seven Thursday Night. Game Six will take place at the United Center in Chicago. Nate Robinson, making his first start of the postseason for the Bulls, paced the team with 20 points and eight assists. Jimmy Butler tallied 18 points in the loss. The two teams are playing for the right to play the Miami Heat in the second round.
Hawks Knot Series With Pacers Up At Two
(Atlanta, GA) -- Josh Smith posted 29 points with 11 rebounds and four assists as the Hawks cruised past the Pacers, 102-91, in Game Four at Philips Arena. After Indiana took the first two games at home, Atlanta also held serve on homecourt to even up the series at two games apiece. The pivotal Game Five will be in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Kyle Korver hit five threes off the bench en route to 19 points, while Al Horford added 18 points in the win. The Pacers struggled shooting 38-percent from the field. Paul George contributed 21 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
Thunder Fail To Sweep Rockets In Game Four
(Houston, TX) -- The Rockets live to see another day as they beat the Thunder in Game Four, 105-103, when Serge Ibaka missed a put back as time expired that would have sent the game to overtime. Oklahoma City still leads the first round series 3-1 and has a chance to close it out at home on Wednesday. Chandler Parsons posted 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in the win. James Harden turned the ball over 10 times, but still chipped in 15 points. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 38 points on 12-of-16 shooting. Durant also made 13-of-15 from the charity stripe. Derek Fisher hit 4-of-5 from the three points line on his way to 12 points and Reggie Jackson added 18 points.
Jason Collins Comes Out In "SI" Piece
NBA center Jason Collins is coming out. The 34-year-old free agent announced he is gay in a cover story for "Sports Illustrated." He is the first active male athlete in a major American professional sport to come out as homosexual. Collins is a 12-year veteran who has played for six teams. His twin brother, Jarron, also played 10 seasons in the NBA.
Monday, April 29 Scoreboard
Brooklyn Nets 110, Chicago Bulls 91
(Bulls lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 3-2)
Atlanta Hawks 102, Indiana Pacers 91
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals tied, 2-2)
Houston Rockets 105, Oklahoma City Thunder 103
(Thunder lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 3-1)
Tuesday, April 30 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets
(Warriors lead best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals, 3-1)
9:30 p.m. - Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers
9(Best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals tied, 2-2)