Cavaliers and Sixers Clinch Playoff Spots in Thrilling East Showdowns, Heat Stay Alive

The East is exciting, with the exception of the triumphant walk that the Boston Celtics starred in this season. Bucks and Knicks will fight for second place, Cavaliers are fourth and today they qualified for the playoffs and what comes next is crazy.

With one day left and with all the contenders with a game to play… Orlando, Indiana and Philadelphia are tied at 46-35 and Miami is eighth at 45-36. Of these 4 teams, 2 will qualify for the playoffs and the other 2 will have to play in the play-in.

Today, Friday, in a crucial game, Cleveland beat Indiana 129-120 to qualify for the postseason and in another equally important game, Philadelphia beat Orlando 125-113.

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat stays alive thanks to a 125-103 victory against the Raptors who had nothing at stake.

Cavaliers 129 Pacers 120

Both teams had a lot at stake in the match and Cleveland won, with the victory achieving its ticket to the playoffs.

Pacers lost 120-118 with 2:04 remaining, but that ending was fateful for the team. Rick Carlislewho conceded 9-2 to end up losing the match.

Donovan Mitchell (33 points, 5 assists and 4 steals) and Jarrett Allen (29 points, 13 rebounds and 13 of 14 from the field) were the visible leaders of the local victory, without forgetting the 16 points from both Darius Garlandwho scored a very important triple in the last minute of the game, and Caris LeVert.

Indiana was penalized for its poor performance from the three-point range, ultimately proving ineffective its good ball movement (37 assists) and the fact that 8 players were in double digits in scoring, although none reached 20 points.

Tyrese Haliburton finished with 19 points and 12 assists, Pascal I’m sorry he made 19 points, Myles Turner 17 y T.J. McConnell He shone again with 16 points and 7 assists in 20 minutes of play.

The visitor Obi Toppin He finished the game early after suffering a sprained ankle.

Sixers 125 Magic 113

Two other teams that were risking almost everything, and the coin fell on the side of the Sixers, a team that has 7 consecutive victories and to which the return of Joel Embiid It has come to him like May water even though we are still in April.

Of course, the Sixers fans did not lack anything, including a monumental scare when they saw how Embiid was injured, apparently seriously, in the final stretch of the second quarter. He went to the locker room. But then he came back and everything was just that, a scare.

The Cameroonian was the spearhead of his team with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists, and he was also well accompanied, with Tyrese Maxey in 28 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. in 21 plus 9 rebounds.

Key to the local victory was the abyss that separated both teams from the triple point.

In Orlando, Franz Wagner produced 24 points, Paolo Banchero He had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists, but with 7 of 24 shooting, and Jalen Suggs added 20 points.

Furthermore, 17 points in 18 minutes from an infallible Moritz Wagner and only 4 minutes on the track to Wendell Carter Jr. for back problems.

Heat 125 Raptors 103

Miami had to win to survive and continue to have hopes of reaching a playoff position, and they won.

He did it by adding 37 assists and losing only 4 balls, and he achieved it with great performances from his young values.

Nikola Jovic was the top local scorer with 22 points and the Mexican Jaime Jaquez Jr. He did very well with 20 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 32 minutes of play, and a +26 for his team with him on the court.

Furthermore, 19 points of Bam Adebayo17 of Tyler Herro14 plus 7 assists from Jimmy Butler and 14 and 8 rebounds in just 18 minutes of a Kevin Love who looks very fit.

The best of the Raptors was RJ Barrett with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 13 of 18 from the field.

2024-04-13 07:16:04
#Cleveland #playoffs #close #East

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