- atlanta 113 – 96 new york
Atlanta leads 3 – 1 in the series.
The Atlanta Hawks soar in the series. With this second victory in a row at home, Nate McMillan’s players deliver a solid collective performance and limit the Knicks below 100 points. After two quarters of time played, Atlanta returned to the locker room with a narrow lead: 53 – 49. It was only during the third quarter that the Hawks made the difference. Slowly but surely, the gap is climbing between the two teams to reach +25 7 minutes 10 from the end of the match. The end of the game is just a long garbage time and even if the Knicks come back a little, the damage is done. It is Atlanta that leads 3 wins 1 in this series and the pressure is now huge on the shoulders of New York before the return to the Garden.
Trae Young finished his team’s top scorer with 27 points (9/21 on shots) and 9 assists. He can count on the contribution of Danilo Gallinari off the bench (21 points, 4 rebounds) but also on Kevin Huerter and his 11 points. Finally John Collins and Clint Capela answer now, too, with 22 and 10 points respectively. Ct Knicks, Julius Randle posts his best performance since the start of the series. He finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Insufficient to allow his family to win. Derrick Rose adds 18 points and 6 assists while RJ Barrett plants 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
- phoenix 100 – 92 l.a lakers
2 – 2 in the series.
Completely revived series between the Suns and the Lakers. Mens 2 wins 1 by Los Angeles, Phoenix is playing its most important game of the season on a difficult schedule (12:30 pm). The start of the match was rather feeble in terms of intensity and skill and we had to wait until the second quarter to see the match change. The Lakers are 11 points ahead of a run. The Suns came back at the cost of a collective effort to complete the first half with a score of 54.50. Author of a bad reception on a drive at the end of the second quarter, Anthony Davis returned to the locker room, kicking and standing. holding the groin. The fear of the Lakers is confirmed at the start of the third quarter: Davis is out for the rest of the game. From there, the match is over. The Suns, undoubtedly galvanized by this news, support the hurts loa and continue to play in a relaxed manner. If Davis is out, Chris Paul is in good shape for Phoenix and the point guard is in better shape. The gap is close to 20 points on several occasions and despite a logical approach at the end of the game, it is the Suns who win and who return two victories throughout this series.
The Suns’ collective performance is impressive: six players 10 points or more. Bad since the start of the series, Jae Crowder makes up for it with 17 points and 7 rebounds. DeAndre Ayton (14 points, 17 rebounds), Mikal Bridges (11 points) and Cameron Payne (13 points, 4 assists) are very active and made the difference. To top it off, Devin Booker plants 17 points and 7 rebounds while Chris Paul finishes his team’s leading scorer with 18 points, 9 assists and 3 steals. Opposite, LeBron James is far too alone. Author of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, the King can only count on himself. If Davis’s injury changes the meeting no doubt, the Lakers players once again give this impression of lack of intensity, desire and especially ideas in the offensive game. Phoenix regains home court advantage and Game 5 in Arizona promises to be daunting.
- brooklyn 141 – 126 boston
Brooklyn leads 3 – 1 in the series.
Game Two at the Garden and the Nets send a message to Boston and the rest of the NBA. Authors of a monstrous collective performance, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant destroy the Celtics and allow Brooklyn to break into the series. The defense is not very present in this meeting and the baskets are over. At the break, Brooklyn is ahead: 73 – 60. The trio of the Nets combine 59 points, almost as much as the entire Boston team united. Returning from the locker room, the Nets accelerate again and make a definitive break in the match. Boston cannot fight with equal arms. Game 5 at the Barclays Center promises to be complicated for Brad Stevens and his players.
Sacred performance for the infernal trio from Brooklyn. Kevin Durant (42 points), James Harden (23 points, 18 assists) and Kyrie Irving (39 points, 11 rebounds) combine 104 points out of the 141 of their team … Joe Harris and Bruce Brown add 14 points each. With such firepower, it’s hard to resist. Over the whole match, the Nets posted the following percentages: 57.8% on shots (48/83) including a standard 59.3% three points (16/27) and a 96.7% on throws (29 / 30) … Ct Celtics, Jayson Tatum tears off (40 points) but cannot fight alone against this great team.
- l.a Clippers 106 – 81 dallas
2 – 2 in the series.
The Clippers return from Dallas with a new home court advantage. Mens 2 0 and back to the wall, Tyronn Lue’s players are getting the job done for Game 4. In a better light in the previous game, Kawhi Leonard and his team confirm their return to form with another high-flying collective performance. Against the Mavericks, success takes shape quite quickly. With almost 20 points ahead of the break, LA applied and spent a relatively quiet evening (61 – 45). Especially that opposite, Luka Doncic plays diminished. Gn by his shoulder and back, the Slovne does not show his usual performance. Add that a supporting cast below his level from the first two games and the outcome of the game is not too hard to guess. The Clippers finally won by 25 points and limit the Mavericks under the bar and 90 points! Game 5 at Staples Center heralds great things for the rest of the series.
Paul George is more clumsy than usual but he finished all the same with 20 points (6/16 on shots). Kawhi Leonard finished the game as the top scorer with 29 points and 10 rebounds. 15 points for Reggie Jackson, 10 points and 5 rebounds for Nicolas Batum. Ct Mavericks, Doncic finished, although down, his team’s leading scorer with 19 points, that is to say. Zro point for Maxi Kleber in 32 minutes, only 8 points for Dorian Finney-Smith and 4 points for Tim Hardaway JR …