roundup: Warriors complete sweep of Trail Blazers
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[April 25, 2017]
The Sports Xchange
PORTLAND, Ore. -- 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
ATLANTA -- Dennis Schroder, saddled with three early fouls and held
scoreless in the first half, finished with 18 points to help the
Atlanta even the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at
two wins apiece.
Schroder scored on two 3-pointers, a jump shot and a driving layup
in the final four minutes as the Hawks rebuffed Washington's
Paul Millsap won the showdown with Markieff Morris, who called the
Atlanta forward a "crybaby" after Game 3. Morris had nine points and
four rebounds. Millsap totaled 19 points, nine rebounds and seven
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Washington was led by Bradley Beal with 32 points.
John Wall scored a series-low 22 points and added 10 assists and
Raptors 118, Bucks 93
TORONTO -- 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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