Doncic scored 45 points, but Dallas lost to Phoenix
In Phoenix, led by Dender Eaton and Devin Booker, The Suns Luka Doncic defeated the Dallas Mavericks 121-114 in the Western Conference semifinal match.
Eaton and Booker have 25 points, eight rebounds, 23 points, nine sacks, and eight assists, respectively, Exceeding the excellent performance of the Slovenian Luca Donsicwho collected 45 points, recovered 12 balls and eight goal assistsAnd they will seek to improve their luck this Wednesday again on the opposite court to try to equal the series by the best of seven matches.
Doncic’s 45 points were worth little.
The Suns came out confident and not far behind, jumping to a 9-0 lead in the first few minutes and rarely taking their foot off the gas. They shot 50.5% from the field, also gained a 51-36 rebound advantage and beat the Mavericks for the 10th consecutive time, after their regular season games. This is the first time Dallas has advanced to the second round of a post-season in Doncic’s four-year career in the NBA..
Doncic and Maxi Kleber seemed ready to take on the challenge, but the rest of the Mavs didn’t do much until it was too late. Clipper finished with 19 points. Booker, who missed three games during the Phoenix’s first-round win over the Pelicans with a strain in his right hamstring, returned on Monday but appeared more cautious than usual about maintaining his health. This hesitation slowly disappeared in the first quarter on Monday, when he scored 13 points, added six rebounds and four assists. For his part, Eaton dominated in the paint and in the midrange, scoring the usual variety of shots and dunks. Veteran Chris Paul added 19 points and Cam Johnson 17 from the Suns bench. All five Suns players scored in double digits.
Miami Benefited From Sixers Without Embiid
In the capital of the sun, with the precision of Tyler Hero and Pam Adebayo, The Heat hit first in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Philadelphia 76ers by defeating them 106-92.
Hiro and Adebayo overflowed with 25 points, seven assists, 24 points, and 12 rebounds, respectively, to give Miami the first point. The second game in the series will be played on Wednesday in Florida.
Pam Adebayo had a great match.
The Heat, seeded number one in the East, played without star guard Kyle Lowry, who injured his hamstring. For their part, the Sixers did not have their star goalscorer from Cameroon Joel EmbiidAnd Who is on indefinite leave due to an orbital fracture He struggled in the last game of the first round, defeating the Toronto Raptors (4-2).
Jimmy Butler added 15 points for Miami, which also got 10 points from Gabe Vincent and striker BJ Tucker. It was the 76th team without Embiid, a regular-season MVP finalist, who wasn’t even in Miami where he’s recovering from his injury. The Cameroonian is not expected to play in the second game of this series on Wednesday. As expected, he missed it. For the Sixers, Tobias Harris scored 27 points, was loaned by Tyrese Maxey with 19 and James Harden with 16 cards, nine sacks and five assists.
Miami came out strong right from the start, putting Tucker on top of Harden and having him protect him in an approach similar to the one he used against Trae Young in their previous series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Harden defeated the Sixers bench.
And the locals benefited from achieving up to 12 points in the first quarter, after 10-2 fans with eight goals from Hero, who started the match off the bench. The margin was still comfortable (46-36) mid-second after another basket from Herro. Harden’s double by 28 seconds in the second quarter of Game 76 lifted a 51-50 lead before the break, their first lead of the night.
However, Adebayo received a pass from Tucker for dipping that put Miami 62-61 in third, and that would be the final change of match. Late in the third inning, a 10-0 run built a good cushion, and then another 13-2 streak early in the fourth quarter drove the Heat’s lead to 98-77.
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Schedule and results for the 2021-2022 NBA Conference semi-finals:
Miami Heat (1) vs Philadelphia 76ers (4) (The Heat leads the series 1-0)
Monday May 2nd: Heat – Sixers 106-92
Wednesday May 4th: Heat – Sixers
Friday May 6th: Sixers – Heat
Sunday May 8: Sixers – Heat
Tuesday May 10: Heat – Sixes (if needed)
Thursday, May 12: Sixers – Heat (if needed)
Sunday 15 May: Heat – Sixes (if needed).
– Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (3) (Backs lead series 1-0)
Sunday May 1st: Celtics – PACS 89-101
Tuesday May 3rd: Celtics – Bucks
Saturday May 7: Bucks – Celtics
Monday May 9th: Bucks – Celtics
Wednesday, May 11: Celtics – dollars (if needed)
Friday May 13th: Bucks – Celtics (if needed)
Sunday, May 15: Celtics – bucks (if needed)
– Phoenix Suns (1) vs. Dallas Mavericks (4) (Suns lead series 1-0)
Monday May 2nd: Suns – Mavericks 121-114
Wednesday May 4th: Suns – Mavericks
Friday May 6th: Mavericks-Suns
Sunday May 8th: Mavericks-Suns
Tuesday May 10: Suns – Mavericks (if needed)
Thursday, May 12: Mavericks-Suns (if necessary)
Sunday, May 15: Suns – Mavericks (if needed)
– Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs Golden State Warriors (3) (Warriors top series 1-0)
Sunday May 1st: Grizzlies – Warriors 116-117
Tuesday May 3rd: Grizzlies – Warriors
Saturday May 7: Warriors – Grizzlies
Monday May 9: Warriors – Grizzlies
Wednesday, May 11: Grizzlies – Warriors (if necessary)
Friday, May 13: Warriors – Grizzlies (if needed)
Monday, May 16: Grizzlies – Warriors (if necessary)