Just last week, almost everyone thought the Bulls have already won the series with a 3-0 lead over the Bucks. Less than a week later, the series is heading back to Milwaukee for Game 6, where Jason Kidd's squad can inch closer to making history.
However, for Chicago, it was the turnovers and perimeter shooting that made the difference in the last two games.
Playing a little complacent in Game 4, the Bulls turned the ball over 28 times, resulting in a lot of fastbreak opportunities for the young Bucks. At the end of regulation, Chicago's loss was mainly attributed to Derrick Rose's crucial defensive lapse that led to a Jerryd Bayless layup at the buzzer. more >>
With the match returning to Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers host the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference playoff matchup. The match is on April 28, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Heading into Game 4, San Antonio led the series 2-1 and had a chance to take a commanding series lead as they played at home.
However, Chris Paul kept the Clippers afloat and led the team as he eventually finished with 34 points on the night. He also had seven assists to set-up his teammates for easy baskets. Blake Griffin added 20 points while shooting 53 percent from the field while grabbing 19 big rebounds. J.J. Redick converted 50 percent of his shots from beyond the arc to finish the game with 17 points. Austin Rivers was a big spark from the bench as he scored 16 points and only missed one of his eight shots from the field in only a little over 17 minutes of playing time. more >>
With a chance to clinch the series at home, the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks at the Toyota Center in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. The match is on April 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.
Houston dominated the first three games of this series, winning by over double digits in two of the first three contests and looked poised to complete the sweep over an aging Mavericks squad.
And things looked to be going that way as Houston got to an early lead in Game 4, eventually ending the first quarter leading 34-25. However, the Mavericks were able to fight back in the second quarter, outscoring the Rockets 36-19 to take the lead at the half. From then, they would push the pace and blow the game wide open as they showed signs of life and showed belief that they can get back in the series. more >>
After failing to complete the sweep, the Chicago Bulls will try to eliminate the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. The match is on April 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.
Heading into Game 4, the Bulls seemed prepared to handle the Bucks as they have won all the first three matches rather comfortably.
Even more, Derrick Rose seemed to return to his old self after improving in every game of the playoff series so far. more >>
It is a do-or-die Game 7 as the Washington Capitals host the New York Islanders at the Verizon Center in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The match is on April 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This series has been a very tightly-contested one as both teams showed their capacity to rebound following a loss. Both squads alternated wins in the first four games before the Capitals won back-to-back following a big Game 5 victory.
With the series on the line, New York went home and forced the match to a deciding Game 7 with a win. more >>
Needing only one more win to see them advance to the next round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings will have a chance to do it at home as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Joe Louis Arena. The match is scheduled on April 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET.
As the series rolls on, both teams have given their best performances that show they are worthy of moving on to the next round. After five games, both have rebounded from losses and neither have lost nor won back-to-back games.
Currently, Detroit leads the series 3-2 and will hopefully close the series out in Michigan after a big 4-0 win away from home. more >>