Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Basketball - Nets stay alive with win over Bulls

Nets 110, Bulls 91


Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds while Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists as the Nets cut the Bulls' lead to 3-2. Game Six is on Thursday in Chicago. Nate Robinson scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 18 for the Bulls, who were outscored 33-18 in the final quarter.

Chicago had rallied from a 14-point final-quarter deficit in the final minutes of regulation in Game Four before notching a triple-overtime victory.

Chicago trailed 85-84 after Marco Belinelli's three-pointer with 8:15 to play before Brooklyn took control. Robinson's jumper with 4:15 left was Chicago's last field goal and Brooklyn answered with a game-ending 15-1 run.

Rockets 105, Thunder 103


Houston avoided being swept by Oklahoma City in the best-of-seven Western Conference series on Monday, Chandler Parsons scoring 27 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Rockets to a 105-103 win. Omer Asik added 17 points and 14 rebounds, Patrick Beverley scored 16 and James Harden had 15 as the Rockets cut the Thunder's lead to 3-1.

Oklahoma City had two chances to tie in the final seconds, but Reggie Jackson missed a driving shot and Serge Ibaka missed the putback as time expired to force the series back to Oklahoma City for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Kevin Durant had 38 points on 12-of-16 shooting, Jackson scored 18 points and Kevin Martin added 16 for the Thunder. Jackson again started in place of Russell Westbrook, who is done for the postseason after undergoing knee surgery on Saturday.

Hawks 102, Pacers 91


Atlanta, led by Josh Smith's 29 points and 11 rebounds, evened the best-of-seven series with Indiana at two games apiece. Kyle Korver hit five three-pointers en route to 19 points off the bench and Al Horford added 18 for the Hawks, who have held the Pacers to an average of 80 points in the last two games to crawl out of an 0-2 hole. Game Five is on Wednesday at Indiana.

Paul George recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds and David West had 15 and six as the Pacers struggled to 38.1 percent from the field. Indiana crept to within 92-87 with 1:46 left but Horford knocked down a jumper and found Smith for a layup on the next possession to push it out to a nine-point edge.

Atlanta went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 26 seconds to close it out.


  1. awwww.. the thunders dint strike today

  2. Durrant will be missing westbrook.. o ma shey o

  3. itunu why dose pacers no get pace? or their R1 don spoil?

  4. ta la wan eleyiii now

  5. wake me up wen its the playoffs final olredi... yawns*