Miami beat Atlanta in Game 5 to advance to the second round of the NBA Playoffs
MOSCOW, 27 April – The Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of the NBA’s first-round playoff series to reach the quarterfinals.
The meeting in Miami ended with a score of 97:94 (21:22, 33:20, 21:22, 22:30). Deandre Hunter of Atlanta led the game with a double-double of 35 points and 11 rebounds. As part of the hosts, Bam Adebayo made a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds), Victor Oladipo scored 23 points, who missed the first three games of the series due to injury. “Miami” played the game without injured Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry.
The leader of the Eastern Conference following the results of the regular season “Miami” won the series to four victories – 4-1 and in the quarterfinals will play with the winner of the opposition “Philadelphia” – “Toronto” (score in the series – 3-2).
Memphis beat Minnesota 111-109 at home to take a 3-2 series lead. The regular season winner, Phoenix, defeated New Orleans at home, 112:97, in a series score of 3-2.