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the Bucks won without Vildoza and crushed the Warriors

In Milwaukee, with a Giannis Antetokounmpo overwhelmed with 42 points and 13 reboundslos Bucks -con Luca Vildoza among the substitutes – they defeated 103-101 the Boston Celtics and they left 2-1 up in their series Eastern Conference semi-final NBA. The best-of-seven series will continue in Milwaukee next Monday.

Boston led 50-46 at halftime, but the champion Bucks opened the third quarter on a 20-6 run to take a 66-56 lead, with Antetokounmpo producing nine points and four assists in that span. The Greek began to pick up the pace and was at ease from now on and with 31 points and 12 rebounds so far, he took off his team on the scoreboard with an 80-67 lead at the end of the third quarter. It was a fiery third quarter for the defending champions, who easily won it 34-17.

The Celtics rallied from a 14-point deficit to pull within 103-100 with 4.6 seconds left. They had stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter and got dangerously close to 97-95 on a double by Al Horford with four minutes left. Two minutes later the Celtics went ahead 100-99 thanks to two free throws by Jaylen Brown, but a double by Antetokounmpo and another by Jrue Holiday with a few seconds left that gave the Bucks the lead again 103-100. But…

Antetokounmpo was without a doubt the offensive guide of the champions to take the victory. The Greek star blocked a layup attempt by Brown, leading to Holiday’s basket that made it 103-100 with 11.2 seconds remaining.

For the Bucks, they supported Antetokounmpo in the Holiday offense with 25 points and seven rebounds. The Cuban-American Brook López also shone with 13 points and 10 sacks under the boards and Pat Connaughton with 11 cartons and eight rebounds coming off the bench. For the Boston quintet, the man with the goal was Brown with 27 points and 12 rebounds, followed by the Dominican Horford with 22 points and 16 balls recovered in the rebounding fight. The Dominican also had an excellent performance in long distance shots with four triples made in seven attempts. Boston star Jayson Tatum was held back by the defending champions as they finished with just 10 points, one rebound and three assists.

Easy for Golden State: won by 30

Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole stopped the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors They took a wide victory this Saturday by 142-112 to take command in their semifinal of the Western Conference of the NBA by 2-1.

Curry led the Warriors offense with 30 points and six assists, Poole seconded him with 27 points off the bench and fellow star Klay Thompson did so with 21 points and nine rebounds. The next game in this best-of-seven series will be again on Monday in San Francisco, home of the Warriors. Ja Morant stood out for the Grizzlies with 34 points and seven assists and Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Curry again had a great game.

The actions of Curry, Poole and Thompson, who made four of six three-pointers, were the cause of embarrassing the Grizzlies’ troops. A 3-pointer by Morant just before the buzzer sounded for halftime brought the Grizzlies within 64-57 at halftime.

Morant, who had a 47-point performance in Game 2, gave up 17 of his 34 points for Memphis in that stretch. Equally, Morant he couldn’t do it all by himself for Memphis, and he looked finished when he had to leave a little lame with six minutes left to play with problems in his right knee.

Curry tray, inside.

Curry tray, inside.

The Grizzlies played without fellow star Dilon Brook, who was suspended for his flagrant foul 2 in the first quarter Tuesday when he hit the head of Payton, who landed awkwardly and broke his left elbow. He will be out of action indefinitely, also with ligament and muscle damage. Brooks will return for Game 4 on Monday night at San Francisco’s Chase Center.

Golden State played with a balanced offense and high energy on both ends after Draymond Green asked the team to do more to improve defense. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points for Golden State, which capitalized on a 10-0 run late at halftime to take over for good.

The best ten plays of Saturday May 7

The program and results of the conference semifinals of the 2021-2022 NBA playoffs

— EASTERN CONFERENCE

– Miami Heat (1) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (4) (The Heat lead the series 2-1)

Monday, May 2: Heat – Sixers 106-92
Wednesday, May 4: Heat – Sixers 119-103
Friday May 6: Sixers – Heat 99-79
Sunday May 8: Sixers – Heat
Tuesday May 10: Heat – Sixers
Thursday, May 12: Sixers – Heat (if necessary)
​Sunday, May 15: Heat – Sixers (if necessary)

– Boston Celtics (2) vs Milwaukee Bucks (3) (Bucks lideran la serie 2-1)

Sunday May 1: Celtics – Bucks 89-101
Tuesday, May 3: Celtics – Bucks 109-86
Saturday May 7: Bucks – Celtics 103-101
Monday May 9: Bucks – Celtics
Wednesday, May 11: Celtics – Bucks
Friday May 13: Bucks – Celtics (if necessary)
​Sunday, May 15: Celtics – Bucks (if necessary)

— WESTERN CONFERENCE

– Phoenix Suns (1) vs. Dallas Mavericks (4) (Suns lead series 2-1)

Monday, May 2: Suns – Mavericks 121-114
Wednesday, May 4: Suns – Mavericks 129-109
Friday May 6: Mavericks – Suns 103-94
Sunday May 8: Mavericks – Suns
Tuesday, May 10: Suns – Mavericks
Thursday, May 12: Mavericks – Suns (if necessary)
​Sunday, May 15: Suns – Mavericks (if necessary)

– Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs Golden State Warriors (3) (Golden State lidera por 2-1)

Sunday May 1: Grizzlies – Warriors 116-117
Tuesday, May 3: Grizzlies – Warriors 106-101
Saturday May 7: Warriors – Grizzlies 142-112
Monday, May 9: Warriors – Grizzlies
Wednesday, May 11: Grizzlies – Warriors
Friday May 13: Warriors – Grizzlies (if necessary)
​Monday, May 16: Grizzlies – Warriors (if necessary)

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