April 29: Heat at Hawks, Game 5
Miami at Atlanta, 8:00 p.m. ET (SERIES TIED 2-2 COMING INTO THIS GAME)-- The AP reports: On Monday, Pachulia may have saved this season for the Hawks with his gritty performance in Game 4 against the Miami Heat. Getting down and dirty—and sporting a black eye for extra effect—he scored 12 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a game the Hawks had to have, an 81-71 victory that sent the series back to Atlanta tied at two games apiece... Coach Mike Woodson went with essentially a seven-man rotation in Game 4, and Pachulia was on the court for the crucial minutes instead of starting center Al Horford. That was an easy call. Horford struggled through a 1-for-5 shooting night. Pachulia shot better (5 of 8), played harassing defense and seemed to grab every loose ball in the 407 area code... The Heat also has some injury woes. Wade is bothered by back spasms but said he’ll definitely play in Game 5. Jamario Moon isn’t as fortunate; Miami said the backup forward is done for the season after being diagnosed with a sports hernia that needs surgery.