NBA roundup: Warriors survive late gaffe, tie series with Kings

NBA roundup: Warriors survive late gaffe, tie series with Kings

The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 126-125 on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco thanks to a game-high 32 points from Stephen Curry and survived a timeout violation in the final seconds to tie the series.

With the home team winning all four games, the first-round Western Conference series is tied 2-2. The next game will be played in Sacramento on Wednesday night.

With less than 45 seconds remaining with the ball in their possession, the reigning champions led 126-121, but Curry called a timeout even though his team had none left. Aaron Fox knocked down a 3-pointer and Malik Monk made the technical free throw to bring the Kings within 126-125. Following Curry’s missed short jumper, Harrison Barnes missed a buzzer-beating 3-point attempt following a timeout.

The Warriors received 26 more points from Klay Thompson. Fox led the Kings with 38 points and nine rebounds, followed by Keegan Murray with 23 points, Monk with 16 points, and Domantas Sabonis with 14 points, eight assists, and seven boards in the game’s final minutes.

114 to 108 (OT) in favor of the Timberwolves.

In Game 4 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series, Minnesota defeated Denver in Minneapolis with a victory led by 34 points from Anthony Edwards and six points from Nickeil Alexander-Walker in overtime.

On Tuesday night in Denver, the No. 8-seeded Timberwolves will be up against the top-seeded Nuggets, who are currently leading the series 3-1. Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves before fouling out, while Mike Conley added 19 points. To lead the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic had 43 points and 11 rebounds.

Jokic contributed four points and an assist to help Denver win the game 102-101 in overtime, but with 1:29 remaining, Minnesota took the lead 109-102 as Alexander-Walker hit back-to-back three-pointers to spark an 8-0 run. The Nuggets closed to within one point with to two baskets from Jamal Murray and one from Jokic, but Edwards’ 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left sealed the victory.

Cavaliers 93, Knicks 102

In Game 4 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, host New York overcame Cleveland behind the scoring of 29 points from Jalen Brunson and 26 points from RJ Barrett.

With a 3-1 advantage in the series, New York will host Game 5 in Cleveland on Wednesday. Barrett shot 9 for-18 from the floor, while Brunson connected on 11 of 22 shots, adding six rebounds and six assists. For the Knicks, who outrebounded the Cavaliers 47-33, Josh Hart contributed 19 points and seven rebounds.

For Cleveland, who made 36 of 77 (46.8 percent) shots overall, including 6 of 23 (26.1 percent) from outside the arc, Darius Garland finished with a team-high 23 points and a game-high 10 assists. Only 11 points on 5-for-18 shooting were managed by Donovan Mitchell. In the second half, he scored just two points.

Raptors 121, Celtics 129

In Game 4 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 31 points to help host Boston defeat Atlanta.

Tatum also contributed four assists, three blocks, and seven rebounds. In his 22 field goal tries, Brown was successful on 12, making 3 of 4 from behind the arc. With 3:36 left, the Hawks were within five points, but the Celtics then scored the next seven points to take control. Atlanta was unable to pull any closer than eight during the remaining period.

With 35 points and 15 rebounds, Trae Young led the Hawks. De’Andre Hunter scored 27 points while making 11 of his 17 field goal attempts. In total, Dejounte Murray had 23 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

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