Robinson makes eight 3s, Heat top Hawks 115-91 in Game 1
Duncan Robinson set a Miami playoff record with eight 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat forced Trae Young into matching the worst-shooting game of his career on the way to a 115-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series Sunday.
Predictions for Sunday’s NBA Playoff games ft. Hawks vs. Heat and Nets vs. Celtics
The NBA playoffs are officially in full swing and we’ll be treated to our second full day of postseason action on Sunday. We’ll start with the first game of the day as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Miami Heat and then finish up by looking at the showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat predictions: Heat -6.5The Hawks deserve a lot of credit just for getting here. The Hawks are also going to be without starting center Clint Capela, who hurt his knee in the win over the Cavs. Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics predictions: Celtics -4The Nets got into the playoffs with their play-in win over the Cavs, but they didn’t exactly look great doing it.mlive.com
Pistons Isaiah Stewart to miss at least one week with bone bruise
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons could see the return of Isaiah Stewart soon. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that test results performed this morning on Isaiah Stewart’s right knee revealed a bone bruise. A little over halfway through the second quarter, Hawks center Clint Capela challenged a drive to the basket by Isaiah Livers. The Pistons’ big man popped up and grabbed his knee before hopping over to the team’s bench on one leg. After the Pistons ruled Stewart out for the remainder of Monday’s game, newly acquired big man Marvin Bagley III in the third quarter.mlive.com
Suns turn away late Hawks rally for a 117-110 victory
Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) and forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX – Devin Booker scored 21 points, Dario Saric added 20 and the Phoenix Suns held on in the final minutes to beat the Atlanta Hawks 117-110 on Tuesday night. The Suns have won six of their past seven games, while the Hawks have dropped four of five. Ayton finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Chris Paul had 12 points and eight assists. AdThe Hawks trailed by 12 points at halftime, but cut the Suns' advantage to 89-85 by the end of the third quarter.
Lakers add center Andre Drummond for postseason push
FILE - In this Feb 5, 2021, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond drives the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)LOS ANGELES – Andre Drummond is joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the playoff push. The Lakers announced the signing of the two-time All-Star center less than an hour before Sunday night's game against the Orlando Magic. AdThe Lakers currently rank ninth in the NBA in rebounds per game (45.1), but just 17th in offensive rebounds (9.6). Ad___AP Sports Writer Joe Reedy in Los Angeles contributed to this report___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
LeBron James sprains right ankle in loss, out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James holds his ankle after going down with an injury during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES – LeBron James left in the second quarter with a high right ankle sprain that the Lakers said will sideline him indefinitely, and Los Angeles went on to fall 99-94 to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Two hours after the game, the Lakers announced that James is out indefinitely. Harrell suggested Hill's actions during James' injury were “not a basketball play,” and said the officials should have considered giving him more than a personal foul. UP NEXTHawks: At Los Angeles Clippers on Monday nightLakers: At Phoenix on Sunday night.
Pistons’ 17-point lead slips by in OT loss to Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points, John Collins had 31 and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat Jerami Grant and the Detroit Pistons 123-115 in overtime on Wednesday night. Young scored 21 points in the third period, when Atlanta charged back after trailing by 14 points. After Young’s three-point play cut Detroit’s lead to 81-78, the Pistons scored the final 11 points of the period, including six by Grant. Capela’s three-point play gave Atlanta a 116-113 lead it wouldn’t lose. Detroit led 52-45 at halftime and stretched the lead to 10 points when Ellington opened the second half with a 3-pointer.mlive.com