The Milwaukee Bucks made easy work of the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon taking game four 119-95. Milwaukee’s Grayson Allen hit a career playoff high 27 points and knocked down SIX 3-pointers while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds. Zac LaVine was Chicago’s biggest contributor with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists. Bucks lead the series 3-1 and will try to finish off the Bulls in game 5 on Wednesday night.
Feed the hot hand. Grayson is 6-7 tonight. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MfmOspOlFJ — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 24, 2022
Nikola Jokic came up big in the Denver Nuggets must-win game 4, beating the Golden State Warriors 126-121. Jokic managed 37 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were top contributors in the Warriors effort to close out the series. Curry had 33 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists while Thompson had 32 points and 4 rebounds. Golden State will try again to close out this first round series on Wednesday night.
Jokic called out the play from the bench 🤯#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on ABC pic.twitter.com/e3gQkSHyas — NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2022
The Miami Heat have officially backed the Atlanta Hawks into a corner after crushing them 110-86 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. Miami forward Jimmy Butler had a standout game with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. De’Andre Hunter led the Hawks with 24 points and 3 rebounds. For the 2nd time in 4 games Trae Young was shut down by Miami defense, only scoring 9 points and grabbing 1 rebound. Miami will have the chance to wrap this one up on Tuesday night at home.
Bam ➡️ Dipo ➡️ Jimmy 🔨 pic.twitter.com/IT4wAZCEBm — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 25, 2022
The Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans faced off in game 4 with the Suns leading the series 2-1. Brandon Ingram scored 16 of his 30 points in the 3rd quarter and Jonas Valanciunas showed up with 26 points and 15 rebounds to help lift the Pelicans over the Suns 118-103. Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Phoenix is still without star Devin Booker who is out with a right-hamstring strain.
DO I EVEN NEED TO SAY IT?!! pic.twitter.com/PiAE4CXc3v — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 25, 2022
MOOD @CJMcCollum 😀 #OneNOLA pic.twitter.com/8QXC2pKn9y — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 25, 2022
Mondays Playoff schedule : Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets – 7:00pm EST (on TNT), Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76er’s – 8:00pm EST (on NBATV), Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks – 9:30pm EST (on TNT).
Minnesota Twins center fielder, Byron Buxton, hit a MONSTER 469 ft, 3-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th-inning to hand the Chicago White Sox their 7th straight loss. Buxton also hit the 2-run opposite-field homer to right in the 7th-inning that tied the score 3-3. Twins won 6-4.
🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 BYRON. BUXTON. #MNTWINS WALK IT OFF!!!! pic.twitter.com/pqptT5xNLn — Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) April 24, 2022
Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena came through big-time on Sunday. He hit the game winning 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th-inning, after going 0-4 for the day and having a potentially very costly error. The Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7.
His time is now. pic.twitter.com/ihxUUHlSnr — Houston Astros (@astros) April 24, 2022
Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox star slugger, went down in the 2nd-inning trying to beat out a ground ball to 1st base. Jimenez stumbled and went to the ground holding his right leg. He was carted off the field with a hamstring strain. The 25-year-old is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.
The #WhiteSox released the following update on outfielder Eloy Jiménez: pic.twitter.com/ncKJoREkY2 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 24, 2022
The reigning NHL Champion Tampa Bay Lightning snapped the franchise-record 13-game winning streak of the Atlantic Divisions top seeded Florida Panthers. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos each scored 2 goals and had 2 assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 37 shots in Tampa’s 8-4 win over the Panthers.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, NICK PAUL?! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/9aHq7CL0RF — x – Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 25, 2022
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was not able to return to Sundays game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared to trip over Leafs netminder Erik Kallgren’s stick. Ovechkin slammed into the boards where his shoulder seemed to have taken the brunt of the impact. The Capitals lost in a shootout to Toronto 4-3. Ovechkin’s status was unknown when coach Peter Laviolette was asked about it post game.
Alex Ovechkin to the dressing room after going awkwardly into the boards pic.twitter.com/E7FWMvU3Cx — Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) April 25, 2022
Nick Blankenburg, rookie for the Columbus Blue Jackets, scored his 1st NHL goal and also added an assist in the Blue Jackets 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Columbus broke their 5-game losing streak and kept the Oilers from clinching 2nd place in the Pacific Division. Eric Robinson and Jack Roslovic also both scored, Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and 2 assists, and Cole Sillinger added 1 goal and 1 assist for Columbus.
No better time to score your first NHL goal! 🤭 Congrats, Nick Blankenburg (@nblanks98)! pic.twitter.com/DtWSpY6DZV — NHL (@NHL) April 24, 2022