Boston saw a big shootout, where the home team lost to Brooklyn 126: 141 and are already losing 1: 3 in matches. Atlanta also leads 3: 1 over New York after a 116: 96 win, and the Los Angeles Clippers matched the series with Dallas at 2: 2 with a 106: 81 win.
Davis was the Lakers’ top scorer in the previous two duels, but this time he fought with sore groins and only scored 6 points in the half. Then he preferred to withdraw from the game. “Apparently he struggled with it for a long time. Despite the pain, he worked to help us, but now it just didn’t go any further,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
It was a turning point in the development of the match. Phoenix took advantage of the weakening of the opponent and in the third quarter he won a lead of 16 points in the final twelve-minute period and already defended the victory over 25 points and 12 rebounds by LeBron James.
Phoenix was pulled by Chris Paul, who scored 18 points and 9 assists despite his health problems, Devin Booker and Jae Crowder with 17 points and pivot Deandre Ayton with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
“I didn’t want to let Chris Paul play, but he told me to put him on, and if he thought he was limited and didn’t help the team, I put him on. It was a situation where I had to trust my player. And it paid off. “said Phoenix coach Monty Williams.
Despite the injuries, Luka Dončič from Dallas also came in and it was clear that he was in trouble. But his teammates were just as troubled and the Mavericks scored only 81 points against the Clippers’ good defense.
Dončič gave 19 of them, while in the previous three duels of the series he gave an average of 38 points. The Clippers pulled with 29 points and 10 rebounds to Kawhi Leonard, Paul George added 20 points. Dallas had a shooting success of only 16 percent.
Brooklyn showed the strength of his offensive trio in a duel with Boston. Although the Celtics pulled Jayson Tatum with 40 points, he was too alone for everything without injuring Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown.
On the Nets side, Kyrie Irving joined Kevin Durant’s 42 points with 39 points and 11 rebounds, as well as James Harden with 23 points and 18 assists. He never recorded more passes in the playoffs.
Irving did well against his former team, even though Celtics fans roared at him and created a tumultuous atmosphere when, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, they could completely fill the hall.
Irving was even nearly hit by a bottle thrown from the auditorium. “It’s clear to me that after a year and a half at home, people need to relieve stress, but they should realize that we are also just people on board, not animals,” Durant said.
The fan who threw a bottle at Irving was immediately detained by police. According to some overseas media, he has also received a lifetime ban on entering the match in the TD Garden hall.
|Play off NBA – 1. kolo:|
|Eastern Conference – Matches 4:|
|Atlanta – New York 113:96 (state of series 3: 1)|
|Boston – Brooklyn 126:141 (state series 1: 3)|
|Western Conference – Matches 4:|
|LA Lakers – Phoenix 92:100 (state series 2: 2)|
|Dallas – LA Clippers 81:106 (state of series 2: 2).|