Oklahoma City was able to extend their lead in what seemed like another blowout for the Dallas Mavericks. It was a very physical game, and Kevin Durant ended up getting ejected in the last couple of minutes of the game. Russell Westbrook received a twenty-five thousand dollar fine while his teammate Kevin Durant received a fifteen-thousand dollar fine. Kevin Durant had his first game being held to under twenty points since November of 2015. It seemed like a subpar performance for such a great player, but his partner in crime, Enes Kanter, dropped twenty-eight points after only missing one shot. The Thunder lead the series 3-1.
The Spurs eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies, in a series sweep. The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t put up any close games and were completely annihilated. The Spurs will advance with a few days to rest while they wait for round one to end.
Golden State’s second half efforts were unbelievable. The game was tied up at halftime but the Houston Rockets were outscored by thirty points in the second half.Stephen Curry sprained his knee in the game is highly unlikely to play game five. The Warriors lead 3-1.
The Hawks gets outscored by nine points in overtime. Paul Millsap’s forty-five points went right in the trash once overtime started. It was a very close game, but the Celtics stepped up in overtime and definitely earned a win. The series is now tied at 2-2.
The Pistons put on a show in their heartbreaking game 4 loss. Many Pistons players played their hearts out and played a very good game against the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers swept the Pistons, but the Pistons played some good games during the series, and played well throughout the season. The Cavaliers will advance to Round two against a likely much more competitive team.
The Heat took a second straight loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets played well across the board with major contributions from Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin. The series is now tied 2-2, and the next game will be an important game for both teams, so that they could try to avoid getting put on their heels. Check out this highlight from the game earlier.