Basketball | NBA: Kleber convinces with Mavericks bankruptcy

The Dallas Mavericks around basketball national players Maxi Kleber started with a defeat in the NBA playoff series against the Phoenix Sun. At the semi-final start of the Western Conference, the Texans in Phoenix collected a 114: 121.

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Against the title favorite, the Mavericks consistently had 10 to 15 points behind and were able to ensure a little bit of nervousness among the Suns fans at the very end. Luka Doncic with 45 points and glue with 19 points had observed the best balance from Dirk Nowitzki, but overall the Mavericks offensive was not too long enough for the Suns.

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“Maxi and Luka kept us alive in the first half. We could have been 30 behind. We just need someone who takes part in the party,” criticized Mavericks coach Jason Kidd. “We have to be better in talking to each other. We did a really bad job today,” said Kleber, talking that the Mavericks in the first half were intimidated by the volume in Phoenix.

Six players came to a double -digit yield among the hosts, the most successful were Deandre Ayton with 25 points and Devin Booker with 23 points. In particular, the interaction of the Suns was more effective, the team from Arizona came up with 27 templates – with the Mavericks there were only 16. “We trusted each other and played together,” Ayton told US television.

A team needs four victories to move into the conference finals. The next meeting is again in Phoenix in the night of Thursday (4:00 a.m. CEST), then it continues with two games in Dallas. Anyone who prevails will meet the Memphis Grizzlies or the Golden State Warriors next. In this series, the Warriors lead 1-0.

Miami defeats Philadelphia 76ers

In the east, the Miami Heat started the semi-final series with a safe home win against the Philadelphia 76ers. At 106: 92, Tyler Herro in particular convinced, who was 25 points as a substitute. The 76ers lay most of the game behind without their basketball star Joel Embiid injured on the head and were not equal to the hosts with the exception of a phase shortly after the break. In addition to Herro, Bam Adebayo was also in good shape at the Heat and contributed 24 points and twelve rebounds. The 76ers received most of Tobias Harris counters (27)