Dallas The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a setback in the play-offs. The defending champion lost to the Phoenix Suns in his own hall, making it 2-2 in the best-of-seven series. The Dallas Mavericks also got the equalizer.
The German national basketball players Maximilian Kleber and Dennis Schröder suffered setbacks in the playoffs of the North American NBA. Kleber lost with the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday (local time) with 81: 106 at home to the Los Angeles Clippers. Their city rivals Los Angeles Lakers conceded a 92-100 home defeat against the Phoenix Suns with Schröder. In both best-of-seven series it is 2: 2. Whoever wins two more games is in the next round.
Dallas was already 16 points behind at halftime and had major problems on the offensive for long stretches. The Clippers top performers Kawhi Leonard (29 points) and Paul George (20), on the other hand, did not let themselves be distracted, while the home side, Luka Doncic, who was initially questionable, did not have a good day. He converted only nine of his 24 throw attempts from the field. Kleber even remained without points in over 32 minutes.
In Los Angeles, the Suns gradually expanded their break lead in the third quarter and defended their lead until the end. Development player Schröder only hit three of his 13 attempts to throw from the field, the native of Braunschweig scored eight points in the end. The best thrower of the game was Lakers superstar LeBron James with 25 points.
Before moving into the second round are the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets. After 113: 96 over the New York Knicks, Atlanta leads in the series 3: 1. Even the Nets are missing only one win to advance after their 141: 126 win against the Boston Celtics.