Post Up: Closeout

The Warriors advance after a hard-fought series with Portland, while Lowry's clutch buckets give Toronto a commanding 3-2 series lead.
by May 12, 2016

Heat 91, Raptors 99 (Toronto leads 3-2)

Kyle Lowry continued to shoot poorly, but he made two huge shots in the final minute to give Toronto this crucial Game 5 win.

DeMar DeRozan dropped a cool 34 points and Bismack Biyombo had another impactful performance.

The Raptors lost Demarre Carroll with a wrist injury, as did the Heat with Luol Deng. Both players will have MRIs on Thursday.

The series heads back to Miami for a do-or-die Game 6 for the Heat on Friday. Will Hassan Whiteside try to return?

Blazers 121, Warriors 125 (Golden State wins 4-1)

Last years, when Stephen Curry received his MVP trophy, the Warriors lost to the Grizzlies. This season, Curry was determined to get the W.

With the help of another lights-out performance by Klay Thompson on both ends of the court, Curry made big shot after big shot in the second half to lead the Warriors to victory.

His dagger three-pointer on Al-Farouq Aminu was as impressive as any shot he made all night.

Hats off to the Blazers for a hard-fought series and bringing it every night of the Playoffs. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are a real problem, and the role players played hard and with consistency.