As the first round of the NBA Playoffs rolls on, many series are coming down to the wire with just one team - the New Orleans Pelicans - having advanced to the second round already. See which games are on the schedule for tonight and catch up on all the latest news & rumors from around the league in our NBA Daily:
Houston won the first two games of the series before the Timberwolves rebounded and won Game 3 in Minnesota behind a good game from star center Karl-Anthony Towns. They will try to even the series against a top-seeded Rockets team that hasn't lost back-to-back games since Jan. 6. Expect this game to be close but for James Harden to be the difference maker in the fourth quarter. Rockets win 123-118.
A triple-double from Ricky Rubio carried Utah to a comfortable Game 3 win and a surprising 2-1 series lead, causing Russell Westbrook to make some bold proclamations about shutting down Rubio in Game 4. The Thunder are the more talented team and, with renewed focus, I expect them to even the series. After all, this feels like it's going seven games, doesn't it? Thunder win 108-95.
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What They're Saying:
- Kevin Durant Likes Instagram Comment Calling Russell Westbrook 'The Problem' (SI.com)
- Restaurant sorry for not seating Giannis Antetokounmpo in timely fashion after Game 4 win (ESPN)
- Steve Kerr: Steph Curry Will Not Play 'Anytime Soon' (SI.com)
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is out with an injured thumb but hopes to be ready to play in Game 6 vs. Milwaukee.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill is day-to-day with a back injury.
Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is listed as questionable for Game 5 vs. Philadelphia with a shoulder injury.Back to the NBA Newsfeed