What NBA games are on today, Tuesday, April 26?
The Miami Heat will play to win the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. That’s one game among three that are on tonight.
It’s Game 5 for six teams today, with four teams fighting to break a tie, and one on the brink of winning the opening round of the NBA playoff series.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat 7:00 p.m.
The Miami Heat are poised to win the first round of the NBA Playoffs series as they head into Game 5 leading the Atlanta Hawks 3-1. It was a devastating 110-86 loss for Atlanta in Game 4, as Miami’s defense effectively shut down rising star Trae Young.
Forward Jimmy Butler delivered a spectacular 36 points to help the Heat outscore Atlanta, stepping up to compensate for the absence of point guard Kyle Lowry, who has been sidelined with a left hamstring injury.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 7:30 p.m.
Karl-Anthony Towns led the way for the Minnesota Timberwolves to bounce back from an embarrassing Game 3 loss and edge out the Memphis Grizzlies 119-118 in Game 4. Towns said he channeled his anger into positive energy during the game, which helped him deliver 33 points and 14 rebounds.
The Timberwolves also managed to limit the production of point guard Ja Morant to 11 points, which forced the NBA Most Improved Player to pass instead of shoot, wrapping up the evening with 15 assists.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns 10 p.m.
The Phoenix Suns are in a bit of trouble without their star player Devin Booker to play against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference playoffs.
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and big man Jonas Valanciunas delivered the baskets, scoring 30 and 26 points respectively, while rookie guard Herb Jones worked his defensive magic against Suns shooting star Chris Paul, limiting him to only four points in 35 minutes of play.
NBA schedule for Tuesday, April 26
|Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat||7:00 p.m.||FTX Arena||Miami, FL|
|Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies||7:30 p.m.||FedEx Forum||Memphis, TN|
|New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns||10:00 p.m.||Footprint Center||Phoenix, AZ|