The results of the night in the NBA
Net @ Celtics : 107-114 (0-2)
Sixers @ Raptors: 104-101, after overtime (3-0)
Bulls @ Bucks: 114-110 (1-1)
– We thought that this series between Philadelphia and Toronto would be hung and that the Sixers would have difficulty in having to lead the debates calmly. Missed ! Even if the men of Doc Rivers trembled and were forced to go into overtime, they emerged victorious in game 3 in Canada to now lead 3-0.
The guilty ? Joel Embiid, sure. As we headed for a second overtime and the Sixers had never led before overtime, the Cameroonian threw a monumental chill on the room with a shot and a murderous 3-point basket at 0.8 seconds. of the end.
— NBA (@NBA) April 21, 2022
The Raptors tried to play the aggressive card to try to destabilize Philadelphia. We saw sequences where Fred VanVleet sent Joel Embiid to the ground and the tactic generally worked. It would have taken a little more skill on the line at the right time – Precious Achiuwa’s 0/2 at the end of the 4th will leave regrets – and simply more skill for Toronto, none of the four most prolific players offensively managing to to shoot at 50%.
Danny Green came close to having a total spin after receiving a technical foul and his own teammates gave the impression that they were going to physically chastise him if he didn’t come to his senses…
The Sixers tried basically everything to calm Danny Green down 👀😅 pic.twitter.com/MDoYdGDkuK
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 21, 2022
– We thought the Bulls could not do better than during the regular season where they constantly lost against the best ranked teams in the NBA. Chicago showed another face and quite simply paid for the champion on its floor, in a series where we already imagined Chicago flying away after game 2. Billy Donovan’s players held on and clung to the talent of DeMar DeRozanexcellent (41 pts) and clutch with an ultra-difficult penetrating basket in front Giannis Antetokounmpo a few seconds from the end to close the case.
—Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) April 21, 2022
The All-Star had warned that we would not see him shoot again at 6/25 on this series as in game 1 and he joined the actions to the word: 41 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists at more than 50%.
The other key player of the game for the Bulls is named Alex Caruso. The Divine Bald delivered a deafening defensive performance, in particular by trying to slow down Giannis (33 pts, 18 rebounds, 9 wt anyway…) and by being contagious with his discipline and intensity.
It may also be on the line that the Bucks let this match slip away: 20/31, including 7 missed by Giannis Antetokounmpo.
– The Celtics have preserved the home field advantage and now lead 2-0 against Brooklyn before the series flies to New York. The Nets may have regrets since despite the hostile climate, they counted up to 17 points ahead before being back up and not seeing the light of day in the 4th quarter (29-17).
NBA’s best defense has spoken and Kevin Durant he himself failed to navigate properly through the middle of enemy lines. Once is not custom, “KD” missed his match in terms of address (4/17) and only owed his 27 points to his address on the line. Kyrie Irving was not much sharper: 10 points at 4/13.
The fittest boy on the Boston side was Jaylen Brown, hyperactive on both sides of the field (22 pts at 9/18). The Celtics’ five starters all scored between 12 and 22 points. Ime Udoka can be satisfied with the contribution of his bench, which scored 30 points with only three players, including Grant Williams (17 pts at 100%).
The Nets, who still seem to be hoping for a Ben Simmons return during the series, will therefore have to earn respect at home from this weekend for this opposition to live up to its promises and not be a (relative) walk for the Celtics.
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