In the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets have suddenly come alive this post season. They are clicking at just the right time, and on Monday, they put up a marvelous performance against the Atlanta Hawks to even the series at 2-2. Keep in mind this is a #1 vs. #8 seed, and the Hawks really have their hands full with a resurgent Deron Williams and seemingly unstoppable Brook Lopez. It’s too early to call an upset, but the Hawks better get their act together when they go back to Atlanta for Game 5. Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115.
And in Chicago, everybody had the Chicago Bulls moving on quickly from the Bucks to take on LeBron and Cleveland in Round 2. But the Bucks weren’t interested in just being practice for the Bulls — they are putting up a fight! The Bucks have some amazing young weapons in the Greek Freak and Michael Carter-Williams and are making it difficult for the Bulls to get into a groove. The Bucks grabbed the win in Chicago and will force a Game 6 back in Milwaukee. This series could shockingly go 7 games? Milwaukee 94, Chicago 88.
Finally, Portland has been unimpressive this post-season, not putting up much of a fight against a Grizzlies team that is clearly too much for them. But on Portland’s home court, Damien Lillard and the Blazers had no intention of getting swept. Lillard put up 32 points and helped erase a 10-point lead to give the Blazers their first win of the series. The series is headed back to Memphis now. This series isn’t over. Portland 99, Memphis 92.
The rioting near Camden Yards after the Freddie Gray funeral caused Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox to be postponed.No comments