Raptors, Hawks and Grizzlies win
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 26, 2017,
Apr 26, 2017, 20:59
Mike Conley set a franchise postseason record with 35 points, and Gasol finished with 16 points after shooting 5 of 12 for the game.
MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard posted 43 points on 14-of-30 shooting, including 7-of-10 from three point range, along with eight rebounds, three assists and six steals in the loss for the Spurs. Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field.
Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale sat down behind the microphone after surviving a 110-108 overtime thriller that tied their first-round series with the San Antonio Spurs at two games apiece.
The San Antonio Spurs at the end of the first quarter of game would lead by three points with the score of 26 - 23 Grizzlies.
That's not to say he didn't have some help - Tony Parker turned back the clock with 22 points and five assists, and Aldridge had his moments in the second half - but it wasn't almost enough for a team that required every ounce of Leonard's brilliance to stay competitive.
The Grizzlies' Game 4 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs produced plenty of memorable moments. After another close game, the Spurs will head back to Memphis' Grindhouse up 3-2 in the series.
He said that it's "unacceptable" that Zach Randolph had zero free-throw attempts compared to Leonard's 19 trips to the charity stripe.
In overtime, the Spurs led 102-100 when Parker intercepted a pass by Conley and pushed the ball up-court. It became a physical slugfest from there with both teams going right at eachother on offense. Could the Spurs coach go to that move earlier in Game 5? The Hawks, who trail in the series 2-1, also got 27 points from Dennis Schroder, 20 of those in the first half, with nine assists. Rookie Taurean Prince scored 16 points. "Those first, probably out of the first eight quarters, they just bullied us for like five and a half of those and you're not going to beat the Spurs letting them dictate everything". After manhandling the Grizzlies in games 1 and 2 for 32 and 37 points, Leonard was held to just 18.
Hawks forward Paul Millsap had 29 points and 14 boards in Atlanta's 116-98 win over the Wizards.
Centre Maker again started for the Bucks and he scored seven points to go with four rebounds and two assists while Dellavedova had two points, two rebounds and three assists off the bench.
They're headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game on April 22 over the Milwaukee Bucks. International Business Times predicted the Spurs would sweep.
Channing Frye's clutch 3-pointer with 54.8 seconds to play gave the Cavaliers a 114-107 lead.
Game 5 is Tuesday in San Antonio.
Kahwi Leonard is all but impossible to stop in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs as he averages over 34 points a game on awesome 71% shooting. Like he did with Leonard after a flat second half in Game 3, Popovich should be able to get Aldridge and Green back on track as well.