May 5, 2022 6:55 am
The prettiest basketball team in the NBA, the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-109 at home on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead over the Western Conference playoff second-round series. Víťaz potiahol scored 30 for Devin Booker, Chris Paul added 28. The hosts are missing Luka Dončič’s 35 points.
For the second time, even Miami, the top seed in the East, beat Philadelphia 119-103. Bam Adebayo had 23 points in a Heat jersey and Jimmy Butler had 22 points and 12 assists. The Sixers were again without injured leader Joel Embiid, so Tyrese Maxey led with 34 points.
The Heat’s bench lineup showed strength, with Tyler Herro, who recently won the Reserve of the Year award, scored 16 of his 18 points before halftime and Victor Oladipo had 19. The 2020 game finalists also dealt with the absence of quarterback Kyle Lowry, who suffers from a strained hamstring. “During the regular season we had a couple of vypadol zo zostavy but we didn’t feel it. The players had confidence and they felt they were ready for the top stage,” According to AFP Butler.
Philadelphia was eagerly anticipating the return of MVP candidate Embiid, but his start in Game 3 of the series wasn’t the same. Suffered an orbital fracture but had to go through health protocols after a suspected concussion. “Chýba nám. We didn’t have enough backups at the basket,‘” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers complained.
Phoenix decided its victory in the fourth quarter šnúro 23:2. He won for the 11th time in the series and after starting basic honors. “Luka Doncic had a great matchup, but no one else wanted to come out. The other players have to start shooting better. We can’t expect him to have scored 30 points again, but it’s good enough for us. Not at this stage of the season, not against the best team in the league,” Find out why Dallas coach Jason Kidd failed.
Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Miami Heat – Philadelphia 76ers 119:103 (31:24, 29:28, 31:28, 28:23)
Most points: Adebayo 23, Butler 22 (12 assists), Oladipo 19 – Maxey 34, Harris 21, Harden 20
/Series rate: 2:0/
Western Conference Semifinals:
Phoenix Suns-Dallas Mavericks 129:109 (32:28, 26:32, 31:23, 40:26)
Most points: Booker 30, Paul 28, Crowder 15 – Doncic 35, Bullock 16, Dinwiddie 11
/Series rate: 2:0/