Cleveland-Phoenix, successful counterattack in Game 2
In the NBA playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns succeeded in counterattacking side by side.
Phoenix, the 4th seed in the West, won 123-109 in a match against the 5th seed LA Clippers held at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 19th (Korean time), matching the series record with 1 win and 1 loss.
After trailing by as much as 13 points in the second quarter, Phoenix began to close the gap and tied the score 59-59 with Devin Booker’s 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left at the end of the second quarter.
After that, they widened the gap by leading 33-28 in the 3rd quarter and 31-22 in the 4th quarter, eventually winning by 14 points.
All starters scored a total of 110 points. According to ‘ESPN’, it is the first time since the 2006 Dallas Mavericks and the Western Conference Finals that a Phoenix starter has scored so many points in a playoff game.
Booker had 38 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant had 25 points, Tori Craig had 17 points, DeAndre Ayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 16 points and eight assists.
As for the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard contributed 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, and Russell Westbrook scored 28 points.
East No. 4 Cleveland won 107-90 against the No. 5 New York Knicks held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, their home court. After leading 34-17 in the second quarter, the game was lopsided.
Darius Garland had 32 points and 7 assists, Donovan Mitchell had 17 points and 13 assists, Evan Mobley had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Allen had 9 points and 10 rebounds. Off the bench, Caris LeVert contributed 24 points.메이저놀이터
New York had only 22 points from Julius Randle and 20 points from Jaylen Brunson. Brunson attempted eight 3-pointers, only making one of them.
The Boston Celtics, number 2 in the East, won 119-106 in the second game of the series against the number 7 Atlanta Hawks, and ran a two-game winning streak. Jayson Tatum had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Derek White had 26 points and 7 rebounds, and Jaylen Brown had 18 points.
In Atlanta, Dizonte Murray scored 29 points, Trae Young scored 24 points, and DeAndre Hunter contributed 18 points and 12 rebounds, but it was not enough.