The Bulls are out, but Houston staged an incredible fourth-quarter comeback in L.A. to stay alive, with a good chance to become one of the rare teams to win an NBA playoff series after trailing 3-1. Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and Corey Brewer were simply amazing down the stretch.
Last night the superstars took over. LeBron James (38 PTS, 12 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL, 3 BLK) gave the Cavaliers a 3-2 series lead and James Harden triple-doubled (26 PTS, 11 REB, 10 AST) to keep the Rockets alive.
Sunday went almost as expected, though it wasn’t the greatest basketball. The Cavaliers won ugly (86-84) to regain home-court advantage, then the Rockets made a mockery of their game by sending DeAndre Jordan to the foul line 34 times. It looks good on Kevin McHale that they lost by 33.
There’s never a good time for a serious injury to a key player. John Wall $9200 (wrist) has multiple fractures in his left wrist and hand, leaving him officially “questionable” for Game Three tonight at home against Atlanta.
Tonight’s contests at DraftKings have been open since early Thursday and are filling up fast.
Monday night began with a mild surprise — the Bulls won in Cleveland as Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler were superb.
ATLANTA- The last time the Hawks played the Wizards in the regular season, John Wall finished with a double-double. Unfortunately for Wall, that double-double included double figures in the turnover category.
After the Washington Wizards ended a season-high five-game losing streak Saturday with a 37-point victory over the Brooklyn Nets, Marcin Gortat wasn’t quite ready to declare that their earth was back on its axis. “At the end of the day, it was Brooklyn, so we can’t get really excited,” he said. There’s nothing like perspective. And Gortat is right: One win against a plodding, tired team is nothing to get excited about. What the Wizards should be is concerned. Prior to the win