Another round of Game 5s was on the docket on this beautiful NBA Wednesday. And it didn’t disappoint.
In the first one, the Raptors picked up a crucial win over the Wizards in Toronto to take a 3-2 series lead. It was a battle of the backcourts, as John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 46 points for Washington, while DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowryput up 49 for Toronto. The difference maker was Delon Wright, who added 18 off the bench for the Raptors to help them get a 108-98 win.
The other early game started and ended with LeBron James. Cleveland’s leader put up 14 points in the first quarter, then drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the game after the Cavs had blown a 12-point second half lead. For the game, LeBron finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Wednesday night’s third game was a thriller, though it didn’t seem that would be the case. The Jazz cruised along in the first half, then extended their lead to 22 points early in the third quarter. But then Rudy Gobert got into foul trouble, and the Thundertook advantage. Russell Westbrook dropped 20 points in the third quarter alone, and the game was tied heading into the fourth. It was close for much of the fourth, but the Thunder pulled away for a 107-99 win. Westbrook and Paul George combined for 79 of the Thunder’s points
The fourth and final game wasn’t quite as exciting as the others, as the Rockets used a big third quarter to blast past the Timberwolves. It wasn’t quite the 50-point quarter they put up the other night, but they outscored the Wolves by 30-15 in the frame, and coasted the rest of the way. Six different players scored at least 12 points, as the Rockets got a true team effort to close out the Wolves.
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