Last night offered some thrilling NBA Playoffs action. The Golden State Warriors won Game 3 and are a win away from wrapping their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies evened things up and the Atlanta Hawks won their first game.
Warriors keep clean-sheet
The Golden State Warriors are now three games up after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113. Stephen Curry had 34 points, four rebounds and eight assists, Klay Thompson had 24 points, and Andre Iguodala finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.
The Blazers were led by CJ McCollum with 32 points and six rebounds, Damian Lillard had 31 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Evan Turner 17 points and eight rebounds, and Nigerian forward Al-Farouq Aminu 14 points and nine rebounds.
Grizzlies win back-to-backs and get even
The Memphis Grizzlies won their second straight game against the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 and have now evened the series 2-2. Mike Conley had 35 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Marc Gasol a 16-point, 12-assist double-double, and JaMychal Green 14 points and four rebounds.
Kawhi Leonard had 43 points, eight rebounds and six steals, Tony Parker 22 points, four rebounds and five assists, and LaMarcus Aldridge 13 points.
Raptors level series
The Toronto Raptors have evened their series 2-2 after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 on the back of DeMar DeRozan’s 33 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals, Kyle Lowry had 18 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Norman Powell and Jonas Valanciunas combined for 24 with 12 points apiece.
The Bucks were led by Tony Snell with 19 points and four rebounds, Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Greg Monroe had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Khris Middleton finished with a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Atlanta get first win
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 116-98 to get their first win in their series. Paul Millsap had a 29-point, 17-rebound double-double, Gambian-German guard Dennis Schroder had 27 points and nine assists, and Taurean Prince ended the game with 16 points and four rebounds.
John Wall led the Wizards with 29 points, four rebounds and seven assists, Brandon Jennings had 13 points and four assists, while Bradley Beal finished with 12 points and five rebounds.
By Kaunda Chama