Favorites Dominate in Race-1 of NBA Playoffs: A Recap of Winners and Standouts

Race-1: all the favorites win

The playoffs open with personality successes by the teams with the home advantage. Cleveland with a great Mitchell dominates Orlando while Minnesota gets the better of Phoenix. Then during the night Denver led by the usually sumptuous Jokic and New York with a team effort did the same against the Lakes and Philadelphia.

Minnesota (3)-Phoenix (6) 120-95 [serie 1-0]

Respected field factor with Edwards who exalted himself in the third quarter for Minnesota, scoring 18 of his 33 points; and thus leads his team to success in race 1. In addition to Edwards’ 33, Towns also scored 19 points and Alexander-Walker scored 18. Gobert dominated under the basket with his usual 16 rebounds. Here are the keys to the success of the T-Wolves.

Cleveland (4)-Orlando (5) 97-83 [1-0]

After the disappointment of last postseason, Cleveland started off on the right foot, producing a decidedly solid game and winning game 1 well. Leading it is Mitchell who is in great form despite the physical problems of the last two months. In fact, it is Mitchell himself who pushes the Cavs with 30 points; to which are added the 16 of Allen and Mobley. Paolo Banchero’s 24 points are not enough in Orlando.

Denver (2)-Los Angeles Lakers (7) 114-103 [1-0]

No surprises in Game 1 where Denver respects the prediction and takes the first exit. Leading the Nuggets is the usual Jokic with a remarkable 32+12+7 in points-assists-rebounds. Murray also scored in double figures with 22 and Porter Jr. with 19. For LA LeBron James finished with 27 points (10/16 from the field, 3/5 from the arc and 4/5 from the free throw line), 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 recovery, 1 blocked shot and 7 turnovers in almost 41 minutes of play. Even Davis’ excellent performance with 32 points was not enough for the Lakers.

New York (2)-Philadelphia (7) 111-104 [1-0]

No surprises here either with New York respecting the position gained in the Regular Season and immediately establishing itself as a team to keep an eye on. The Knicks win with a team performance and a magical shooting evening from Hart, who scored 22 points, many of which came in the decisive phase of the match. In addition to him, 22 points also went to Brunson and 21 to McBride. Maxey’s 33 points and Embiid’s 29 were not enough for the 76ers.

The results of the night

  • Minnesota (3)-Phoenix (6) 120-95 [serie 1-0]
  • Cleveland (4)-Orlando (5) 97-83 [1-0]
  • Denver (2)-Los Angeles Lakers (7) 114-103 [1-0]
  • New York (2)-Philadelphia (7) 111-104 [1-0]

How to watch the NBA season games?

In Italy, the rights to the 2023-2024 NBA season belong to Sky Sport, which broadcasts the games via satellite and in streaming on the Now TV platform. To follow all the matches of the tournament in streaming, you can subscribe to NBA League Pass.

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