Booker’s 45-point explosion… Phoenix beats Clippers without Leonard
The Phoenix Suns, where Devin Booker exploded, defeated the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers, who were missing the’one-two punch’, and are at an advantageous position to advance to the second round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs (PO, 7 matches, 4 wins) got up
Phoenix defeated the Clippers 129-124 in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Western Conference PO held at Clipto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 21st. After losing the first game, Phoenix, who took both the second and third games, began to lead the series with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss.
Booker did a great job with 45 points and 7 rebounds. Kevin Durant also contributed to the team’s victory with 28 points and 6 rebounds, and DeAndre Ayton with 12 points and 11 rebounds.안전놀이터
Before the game, Phoenix had an advantage. This is because the Clippers one-two punch Paul George and Kawhi Leonard both decided with injuries. George injured his knee and has been sidelined all season. Leonard, who played a big role in the first and second games, also has a bad knee. The two players are uncertain even in the 4th game.
In the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers won three straight wins over the Brooklyn Nets, leaving only one win to advance to the second round. Philadelphia won 102-97 against Brooklyn in Game 3 of the first round of PO of the Eastern Conference held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Philadelphia, which took both the first and second games held at home, won the away game as well, recording three wins and no losses in the series. Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxi concentration shone. In the 4th quarter, when the score was trailing 91-96, Maxi leveled the game with a 3-point shot followed by a tying layup. Maxie led the team to victory by scoring 10 of the 25 points scored on the day in the 4th quarter alone. League best player candidate Joel Embiid contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds, while James Harden contributed 21 points and 4 assists.
The Golden State Warriors, who suffered two consecutive defeats, laid the groundwork for a reversal by winning the third game against the Sacramento Kings 114-97 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Golden State’s Draymond Green intentionally stepped on the chest of a fallen Domantas Sabonis in the last game and was ejected from the game. However, Stephen Curry saved the team by displaying 36 points including 6 3-pointers in the home game. Andrew Wiggins had 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Jordan Poole added 16 points.