NBA Playoffs: 5/4/17

Image result for nba playoffsThursday Games:  Semifinals

Eastern Conference

  • Boston Celtics 89 – Washington Wizards 116   (BOS leads 2-1)

Highlights:  Eight technical fouls, three ejections and a whole lot of bad blood later, the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics have themselves a series. Tensions boiled over in Game 3 Thursday night as the Wizards rode another hot start to a 116-89 victory that cut their series deficit to 2-1. Washington’s Kelly Oubre Jr. was tossed for charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk after a hard offensive foul, each coach got a technical foul. John  Wall led the Wizards with 24 points as he, Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic keyed a 22-0 first-quarter run that made it 34-12. The Wizards were by far the better basketball team on Thursday night, shooting 46.7 percent thanks to 19 points each from Porter and Bogdanovic.

Western Conference

  • Utah Jazz 104 – Golden State Warriors 115   (GS leads 2-0)

Highlights:  Draymond Green knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 21 points before a brief knee scare late in the Golden State Warriors’ 115-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Kevin e added 25 points with 13 free throws, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while Stephen Curry had 23 points, seven assists and played smothering defense. Gordon Hayward scored 33 points, and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out for a Jazz team missing injured point guard George Hill.  Game 3 is Saturday night in Salt Lake City.

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