Highlights of Monday's NBA games
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[April 25, 2017]
April 24 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:
Warriors 128, Trail Blazers 103
Stephen Curry scored 37 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed
seven rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter as the
Golden State Warriors buried the Portland Trail Blazers 128-103
Monday night at Moda Center to complete a four-game series sweep.
Draymond Green scored 21 points for the Warriors, whose second-round
Western Conference playoff opponent will be the Utah Jazz or the Los
Kevin Durant returned to the Warriors' lineup after missing two
games with a left calf injury, and he scored 10 points and hit both
his 3-point attempts in just 20 minutes of action.
Damian Lillard scored 34 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 25 for the
Golden State jumped to a 14-0 lead in the game's first three
minutes. Curry's 3-point shot made it 28-5 six minutes in. Portland
started 1 of 11 from the field; the Warriors hit 12 of their first
Hawks 111, Wizards 101
Dennis Schroder, saddled with three early fouls and held scoreless
in the first half, finished with 18 points to help the Atlanta Hawks
defeat the Washington Wizards 111-101 on Monday night, evening the
first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two wins apiece.
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Schroder scored on two 3-pointers, a jump shot and a
driving layup in the final four minutes as the Hawks rebuffed
Washington's comeback effort.
Game 5 will be Wednesday at Washington and Game 6 on
Friday in Atlanta.
Raptors 118, Bucks 93
Norman Powell, starting for only the second time in the series,
scored 25 points as Toronto defeated Milwaukee to take a 3-2 lead in
an Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchup.
Game 6 will be Thursday in Milwaukee.
Powell was put into the lineup for Game 5 in Milwaukee after
Toronto's poor effort in Game 4. Kyle Lowry added 16 points and 10
assists for the Raptors. Serge Ibaka chipped in with 19 points and
DeMar DeRozan had 18.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points and nine
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