Nets, Bucks Still Breathing in Playoffs

Saturday began with the No. 1 Hawks taking on the Nets in Brooklyn. Atlanta was trying to take a 3-0 series lead, which no losing team has ever come back from. But the Nets showed the world they still had some fight left in them. They came out focused and matched every run that Atlanta made. They ultimately came away with the 91-83 win to force a Game 5. The Bulls had a chance to sweep the series but did not close the door on the Bucks early enough. The game went down to the wire, and Chicago had a chance to send it to overtime with a stop in the final seconds. But Jason Kidd drew up another miraculous buzzer-beating shot, giving Milwaukee the win in dramatic fashion. Game 5 will be on Monday back in Chicago.

The Warriors handled their business, sweeping the Pelicans in a 109-98 win in New Orleans. The Pelicans showed a lot of heart and made some runs, but the stars for Golden State proved to be too much. Golden State will get some rest before starting the second round against the winner of Portland versus Memphis. With the Warriors resting, the Grizzlies want to end their series as quickly as possible. They took a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland and hope to close it out in four. However, the 115-109 victory did come with a casualty, as Memphis lost Mike Conley to a facial injury. This gives the Trailblazers some life, but they have a lot of work to do.

FantasyDraft Top Performers:

Stephen Curry finds himself atop Saturday’s leaderboard, a place he has called home numerous times this season. With 39 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds, Curry racked up 65 fantasy points in the series sweep. His teammate, Draymond Green, was able to avoid the foul trouble that plagued him last game and have a 52.50 fantasy point performance.

On the other side, Anthony Davis did his best to force a Game 5 for the Pelicans. He had 36 points and 11 rebounds with only 1 turnover in the loss (58.25 fantasy points).

Brook Lopez carried the Nets to a much-needed win, scoring 22 points and grabbing 13 rebounds for 42.75 fantasy points on the night.

O.J. Mayo was the steal of the night for $9,200. He had 18 points, knocking down four big buckets from behind the arc to help the Bucks take down the Bulls (36.75 fantasy points).

April 25 Top Performers

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