Thus ended Playoff Day on April 16th
Stefano Malaf Macri. Twitter: @employee
The NBA post-season officially kicked off Saturday with victories for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics against Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks against Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sacramento Kings against Golden State Warriors.
For its part, the first matches of the series will be held on Sunday between the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Both expanses of Los Angeles will give the first blow against their rivals. The Lakers, led by the imposing LeBron James, outscored the Tennessee team 128 to 112. “The King” would score 21 points and have 11 rebounds and 5 assists. However, the best scorer of the match will be Rui Hachimura, with 29 units.
The game is won pic.twitter.com/OV4jXB1clO
– Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 16, 2023
The Clippers, for their part, will have a close duel in Arizona. Despite Kevin Durant’s stellar performance for the home team with 27 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds, the great Kawhi Leonard will be one of the architects of California’s victory, scoring 38 points.
The game is won. pic.twitter.com/QdLuZ4Og7m
– LA Clippers April 17, 2023
Fiserv primed Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo to shine against Miami, but his performance will be poor as he only played 11 minutes and yielded only six points and three rebounds. The Florida quintet have benefited, dreaming of returning to the good old days where they were favorites to win the title every year.
1-0: Good guys pic.twitter.com/Eq4RP3qB7S
– Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 17, 2023