Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving said goodbye being swept by Boston. The Raptors want to force an epic finish against the Sixers and Luka Doncic appeared in his hero dimension.
The triumph of Boston Celtics by 116-112 against Brooklyn Nets in it Barclays Center marked the end of the playoffs for Kevin Durant y Kyrie Irvingwere swept away by Jayson Tatum and company. The Toronto Raptorsdespite having lost the first three games against the Philadelphia 76erscontinue to fight and put the series 3-2. Luka Doncic took the reins of Dallas Mavericks and crushed the Utah Jazz.
Brooklyn Nets 112-116 Boston Celtics
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
- Kevin Durant, Nets: 39 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists
- Jayson Tatum, Celtics: 29 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists
Los Nets fell, once again, before the Celtics and closed the 2021-22 NBA season in a disastrous way, being swept in the first round of playoffs. In a turbulent year in which you can count at least three pivotal moments: Kyrie Irving’s refusal to be vaccinated at the start of the season, KD’s injury and the trade of James Harden and Ben Simmons (He didn’t play a single minute all season).
Despite the outstanding performance of Kevin Durant the Nets couldn’t close the lead with the Celtics leading the series 3-0. Boston, with its superb team play, was only in the thick of it for a short period of the four games, but the series was decided.
Now the Celtics are waiting for the winner of the series between Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls.
Philadelphia 76ers 88-103 Toronto Raptors
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pensilvania
- Joel Embiid, Sixers: 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists
- Pascal Siakam, Raptors: 23 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists
A series that seemed not to last long was that of the Sixers vs. Raptors. those of Philadelphia They won the first three games and lost the fourth, in Toronto. Everyone expected it to be closed in the fifth game, before their people, in the Wells Fargo Center. But a superb performance by the Canadian franchise, commanded by Pascal Siakammanaged to prevail with overwhelming solidity: 88-103.
Now they must return to Toronto for Game 6 and try to do what no one else has in NBA history, win a playoff series after going 0-3.
Dallas Mavericks 102-77 Utah Jazz
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
- Luka Doncic, Mavs: 33 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists
- Jordan Clarkson, Jazz: 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Luka Doncic he missed the first three games of the series due to injury. He came back in the fourth game but the Mavs they lost to the Jazz. In the fifth match he was willing to take his rival ahead, and he succeeded. He scored 33 points, but 19 of them came in the third period.
The Jazz did not exceed 50 points on the scoreboard until well into the third quarter. Rudy Gobert got a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, but Donovan Mitchell He was missing and only contributed 9 goals.
The Mavs win the series 3-2 and want to close the key in the Vivint Smart Home Arena de Salt Lake City.
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