Wizards def. Bulls 117-99, Bulls lead series 2-1
The Wizards won their first playoff victory in 17 years Saturday, beating the Chicago Bulls 117-99 with a big-man attack notably absent in the first
two games of the series.
Etan Thomas scored 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and led a third-quarter spurt that put his team control, supplementing an
attack that had come to rely too heavily on Larry Hughes, Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison.
Mavs def. Rockets 97-93, series tied at 2
With Dirk Nowitzki in another slump and Houston's Tracy McGrady suddenly struggling after scoring virtually at will, Jason Terry took over in the
fourth quarter to rescue the Mavericks from the bleakest of deficits.
The unheralded point guard scored a season-high 32 points, including a 3-pointer with 26.9 seconds left, and Michael Finley added 18, rallying the
Mavericks from another late deficit in a 97-93 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday.
Celtics def. Pacers 110-79, series tied at 2
After watching the Boston Celtics wrestle inside and questioning their ability to fight, Doc Rivers changed tactics. He used a small lineup Saturday
to get the Indiana Pacers out of sync. Brilliant move.
Paul Pierce finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five blocked shots, and Ricky Davis broke out of a shooting slump with 15
points to lead the Celtics to a 110-79 rout of the Pacers in Game 4, tying the first-round series.
Spurs def. Nuggets 86-78, Spurs lead series 2-1
Manu Ginobili provided a spark off the bench for the second straight game and Robert Horry hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, helping the
Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 86-78 on Saturday night for a 2-1 series lead.
San Antonio has tried to turn each game into a halfcourt grind and take Denver out of its running game. Except for Game 1, which Denver won in San
Antonio, the Spurs have been successful.
That was a pretty cheap shot by Carmelo on Ginobili at the end of the game which resulted in Melo's ejection. The announcers were actually talking
possible suspension for game 4 for Anthony.
Detroit @ Philadelphia, 1pm EST.........Pistons lead 2-1
Miami @ New Jersey, 3:30...................Heat lead 3-0
Phoenix @ Memphis, 8:00....................Suns lead 3-0
Seattle @ Sacramento, 10:30..............Sonics lead 2-1