John Wall and Co. made short work of the Chicago Bulls as the Wizards got the job done in 5. Along the way the former number 1 pick averaged 18.8 ppg with 6.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds. The Wizards and Wall will be well rested for whomever they will face in round two. Tomorrow night during the Kentucky Derby Indiana and Atlanta will square off with second round on the line. The Pacers survived last night but after dropping two games in Indy home isn’t exactly a safe place.
Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes
Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes along with the rest of Toronto are trying to finish off the Nets over on ESPN 2. P-Pat is averaging 9.8 points a game during the postseason, which is 1.2 above his season average. Patterson has found his way into the Raptor’s crunch time rotation and is a major reason Toronto is on the verge of the second round. Chuck Hayes is averaging 1.3 points in backup minutes off the bench but hit the most spectacular ballerina shot of his career on Thursday. Check it out above. With a win the Raptors will take on the Heat in round 2.
Terrence Jones has found himself giving support off the bench in back-up minutes as the Rockets have tried to solve the LaMarcus Aldridge problem. Still, Jones is averaging 8.2 a game and will need to put up some numbers if Houston is going to force game 7 tonight in Portland. If so the series will return to Houston on Sunday.
The Grizzles appeared to have the Thunder dead to rights until Kevin Durant roared last night in Memphis. Now game 7 is tomorrow in OKC and the Thunder appear focused and ready to take care of business. Tayshaun is averaging just 2.5 points while playing 16 minutes per game. One reason has been the big play of Tony Allen in the series and another is having to defend Kevin Durant. The Grizzles will need everything in their arsenal to win tomorrow night.
The Bobcats were swept by the Heat but Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had an okay showing against King James. He averaged 8.5 points, including 20 in game 3, with 7 rebounds and 1.5 assists. The Bobcats are on the rise after making the playoffs in MKG’s second year maybe with some acquisitions this off-seasons they can make some moves.
Nazr was scoreless during this postseason and will enter his 16th season as an unrestricted free agent.
Which remaining Cat are you pulling for this weekend?