The Nets show themselves off against the Celtics; the Lakers vindicate themselves; Doncic sinks the Clippers

Houston (USA), May 26 (EFE) .- The Brooklyn Nets were exhibited in Boston, where they achieved the second victory against the Celtics, while in the West, the Los Angeles Lakers claimed their status as champions and tied the series against Phoenix Suns and Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic sank the Los Angeles Clippers a bit more.

Forward Joe Harris inscribed his name in the Nets’ brand book by becoming the “Big Four” that tied the 3-point game in the playoffs and led them to a 130-108 victory over the Celtics in the second game of the series. Eastern Conference first-round winners who dominate the best-of-seven 2-0.

Harris was a great figure from the start of the game with a historical inspiration in shots from outside the perimeter and, with seven 3s of the team’s 17, he tied the best mark in the history of the Nets in the playoffs, in addition to finish the game with 25 points, including 22 in the first half, four rebounds, three assists and two ball recoveries.

Point guard Deron Williams hit seven 3s in Game 4 of the Nets’ first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks on April 27, 2015.

Although forward Kevin Durant led the “Big Three” and the team with 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one recovery and four blocks, it was Harris who made the difference.

In addition, he also established his best scoring record as a professional in the playoffs, while guard James Harden reached 20 points and point guard Kyrie Irving achieved another 15 to be part of an overwhelming attack by the Nets, which this time they dominated with the overwhelming attack. , unlike the first game they did with the defense.

Game 3 will be played Friday at Boston’s TD Garden, where the Nets will try to build on their first 2-0 lead in a series since sweeping the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2004 playoffs.

While the Celtics had to live the same dilemma as in the first game and with the same negative result, since they were unable to maintain a consistent attack and could not make good defense to avoid being overwhelmed.

The point guard Marcus Smart scored 19 points and the point guard Kemba Walker 17 as the best scorers for the Celtics, who saw their star player, power forward Jayson Tatum, had to leave the game with an eye injury.

Tatum scored nine points on 3-of-12 shots before leaving after 21 minutes of action after receiving a puncture to the right eye.

Center Anthony Davis scored 34 points, German point guard Dennis Schroder had 24 and the Lakers held on to a fierce 102-109 road win over the Phoenix Suns.

It was a great comeback for the Lakers, and especially Davis, who struggled in the first game and took personal responsibility for the 99-90 loss.

On Tuesday, their 3-pointer with 2:15 to go put Los Angeles up 98-92 and shut out a Suns attack.

LeBron added 23 points and nine assists. Davis made 18 of 21 free throws and had 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The third game is played on Thursday in Los Angeles, where the Lakers arrive with the series tied 1-1 to the best of seven and the field advantage in their power.

A familiar face sat behind the Dallas Mavericks bench, German ex-center-Dirk Nowitzki, who led the franchise to its only championship in 2011 during its 21 seasons, came to see his former franchise that hasn’t won a series. playoffs since his title.

But they were placed with the 2-0 advantage in which they star with the Los Angeles Clippers, whom they beat in the second game by 121-127 and return to their field at the American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks did not have Nowitzki on the field, but they did have Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic, who continued in superstar “mode” and with 39 points, seven rebounds and seven assists was once again decisive with his team and executioner of the Clippers.

Forward Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed another 28 points as the second top scorer, while Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis, fined $ 50,000 for violating the NBA’s covid-19 health and safety protocols, when he went to a Los Angeles bar , he achieved 20 points as the third highest scorer.

The Clippers had forward Kawhi Leonard leading with 41 points, 30 achieved in the first half, and Paul George contributed a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds, which did not prevent defeat and be closer to elimination than to continue in the playoffs.

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