Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Powered by an improbable fourth quarter
comeback, the Chicago Bulls scratched and clawed their way through a triple-
overtime marathon at United Center to take a 142-134 victory away from the
Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. It
was a Michael Jordan-esque performance by none other than Chicago reserve
Nate Robinson, with the mercurial 5-foot-9 guard racking up 23 points in the
fourth quarter -- including the first 12 of a game-tying 14-0 run in the last
3:45 of regulation. He totaled 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting from the floor.
With plantar fasciitis plaguing his foot, Joakim Noah grinded through nearly
39 minutes of play -- 14 over his minute restriction -- to finish with a
valiant 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Both players fouled out
before it was over, but Chicago's supporting cast finished the job with a
13-6 surge in the third overtime to complete what was an utter collapse by the
Nets, who will now return to Brooklyn trailing 3-1 in the series.
Final Score: Memphis 104, LA Clippers 83
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - The resurgent Memphis Grizzlies dominated the
fourth quarter and behind double-doubles from Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, tied
their quarterfinal series at two apiece with a second straight win, a 104-83
triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers at FedExForum. Gasol tallied 24 points
with 13 rebounds, while Conley scored 15 and dished out 13 assists for
Memphis, which broke open a tight ball game by outscoring the Clippers 33-16
in the fourth. Zach Randolph powered his way to 24 points and nine boards,
Tayshaun Prince chipped in 15 points and Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter
each poured in 10 apiece for Memphis, which shot 50.6 percent for the contest.
The series will shift back to Los Angeles for Game 5 on Tuesday. The Clippers
were held to 30 percent shooting in the fourth and converted just one of their
eight 3-point attempts in the frame. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin each scored
19, with Griffin posting 10 rebounds in the defeat.
Final Score: Atlanta 90, Indiana 69
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta wanted to get tougher defensively after
getting blown out over their first two games in Indiana. After a few lineup
changes, that's exactly what the Hawks did. Al Horford tallied a playoff
career-high 26 points and 16 rebounds in the Hawks' 90-69 rout of the Pacers
in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference first-round series. Josh Smith added 14
points, six rebounds and six assists for Atlanta, which will host Game 4 on
Monday. Indiana still leads the best-of-seven set 2-1.
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