Spurs Take Game 5 – NBA Roundup For May 15th
UNDATED (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are one victory away from moving onto the NBA Western Conference finals.
Tony Parker had 25 points and dished out 10 assists in leading the Spurs to a 109-91 win over Golden State and a 3-2 lead in their playoff series. Kawhi (kow-WY’) Leonard had 17 points on efficient 7-for-8 shooting.
Tim Duncan was his usual force inside for the Spurs. He posted his 143rd career playoff double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.
The Spurs held Mark Jackson’s self-proclaimed “greatest shooting backcourt” in NBA history to 6-for-22 shooting. Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry finished with nine points, going 1 for 7 on 3-pointers. Klay Thompson was held to four points.
The series returns to Oakland for Game 6 Thursday.
In other NBA playoff action:
The Indiana Pacers have taken a 3-1 series lead on the New York Knicks following their wire-to-wire 93-82 victory. George Hill led the Pacers with 26 points. Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds.
NBA scoring champ Carmelo Anthony fouled out with 24 points. J.R. Smith had 19 on another dreadful night for the Knicks, who shot just 35.6 percent for the game. Smith was ice cold, hitting just 7 of 22 shots. Anthony was 9 of 23.
Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Game 5 will be Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have named former Houston executive Sam Hinkie team president and general manager. He replaces Tony DiLeo, who is out after one full season as Sixers general manager.
One of Hinkie’s first orders of business will be hiring a new coach following Doug Collins’ resignation after the season.