Mavs break losing streak, Embiid returns to Philly lineup

July 5, 2022 07:07

Philadelphia’s basketball players beat Miami 99-79 at home on Saturday night, but reduced stakes to 1-2 in the second round of the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs series.

Update 10:44 AM

The 76ers returned to the lineup with league MVP candidate Joel Embiid, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey had 21 points and veteran Danny Green made seven 3-pointers. The hosts were missing Jimmy Butler’s 33 points.

Kamerunský fulcrum appeared with a protective mask on his face after a suspected concussion and orbital fracture. However, he did not shy away from the fierce fight, despite the pain in his face several times after the contact.

“I try to play as aggressively as possible. I don’t really get much rest when I’m not on the deck, and I feel the same discomfort. I try to get closer to the rim rather than bait so I can attract opposing players.” teammates can stand out. I’m glad it’s out. “ Embiid spoke with AFP.

Dallas beat Phoenix’s base honors champion 103-94 at home, but also reduced the series to 1-2. Defeated Western Conference opponents after 11 previous losses. Jaylen Brunson had 28 points for the winner and Luka Doncic had 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.

The Mavericks showcased their 37-year-old playmaker Chris Paul, who scored 12 and defended the Suns’ leading scorer Devin Booker with 18.

“Phoenix is ​​an amazing team, a strong team. It will be difficult to replace him, but we did a good job in this game. We kept up with the rhythm and defended well. If we can stop the opponent and fight back , we are completely different teams. We have to play like this every night.” Emphasis on Dončič.

Second round of the NBA playoffs:

Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 3:

Philadelphia – Miami 99:79

/Series ratio: 1:2/

Western Conference Semifinals – Game 3:

Dallas-Phoenix 103:94

/Series ratio: 1:2/

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