On Friday evening (local time), the grizzlies turned again in the third quarter after a large gap and in the end won 114: 106. In the last quarter, the grizzlies were able to take the lead with the 101: 99 for the first time in the second half. The Timberwolves had already broken in shortly before the end.
Anthony Edwards scored 30 points for the home side and was the best thrower of the game. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored 23 points for the grizzlies. Youngster Jo Morant came to 17 points and eleven assists.
As the second best team in the Western Conference, the grizzlies had been a favorite in the first round series and now also have the home advantage in the quarterfinals against the Warriors.
glue against the Suns, Theis at the defending champion
The quarter-final series for Memphis begins on Sunday. In the other semi -finals of the Western Conference, German international Maxi Kleber meets the Phoenix Suns with the Dallas Mavericks.
In the east, the Bolton Celtics meet Daniel Theis on defending champion Milwaukee Bucks, and the Miami Heat play against the Philadelphia 76ers, who have to do without their Star Center Joel Embiid. Embiid suffered a break of the eye socket on Thursday in the sixth duel with the Toronto Raptors after a collapse with Pascal Siakam.
Nikola Join made a non-traditional action against the Miami Heat, which he refused. The Chicago Bulls dominated Brooklyn in the last quarter, for which Lakers there were overtime against Charlotte.
Philadelphia 76ers (8-3) — New York Knicks (7-4) 96: 103 (Box score)
The knicks did not feel like fame in the duel against the decimated Mixers, in the end, the guests could still drive a victory. Outstanding man at the knicks was Julius Randle (31 points and 12 rebounds), also R.J. Barrett succeeded a Double (15 points and 10 rebounds).
A few hours before Tip-Off there was bad news for the hosts: Joel Embed has been positively tested for the Coronavirus. The list of Mixers players in the Health and Safety Protocol has thus become even longer, also Tobias Harris, Matisse Thule and Isaiah Joe are currently not available to Philly.
Philadelphia started well into the game and sunk four of the first seven litters of Downtown, but could not hold this level — the last ten throwing attempts of the Mixers in the first quarter went next to it. With the replacement diversion, scoring spread to several shoulders, six players scores two-digit.
In the second quarter, New York took control of the game and sat down, on the one hand, this was the better cast, but on the other hand on the use and determination of the guests. But as so often this season, the kinks left the opponent in the second halfback into the game.
In the third quarter, the Knicks achieved dignity 14 points, in this phase, Philly came up to 1 point equal several times, but it did not manage to compensate. Randle scored 20 his 31 points in the second round and was ultimately the guarantor for the away win.
A monster performance of Kevin Durant (38 points, 13/24 FG) was not enough — after the last five wins in series, the Nets must accept a defeat. The bulls destroyed the Nets literally in the last quarter (42:17), led by a strong dear German (28 points, 10/20 FG), who could celebrate a milestone in his NBA career: the midrange specialist cracked the 18,000- Points mark.
At the start of the game, the rotations did not agree with the bulls. While the hosts of Blake Griffin defended tightly at the perimeter, Joe Harris could fire open litters from the Dreamland. But Chicago met over 50 percent out of the field, Zach Ravine scored 12 his 24 points in the first quarter and met from everywhere, whether from the left wing, right wing or per dunk in Fast break.
After the end of the third quarter, Brooklyn even resulted in 2 points, but the Nets of the scoring explosion of the hosts in the last section had nothing to oppose. James Harden showed a rather mixed power (14 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), Marcus Aldridge made for scoring from the bank with 19 meters.
They made their litters just met, Durant said after the game. They were more aggressive than us. You have to leave them, they played with much intensity today. The Nets superstar was still eaten: We are frustrated because we want to win every single game.
What an OT thriller in Memphis! After three quarters, Minnesota looked almost like the safe winner, but the Grizzlies started a furious comeback in the last section and bring the home win at the end. Yes Moran tended the game with 33 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists, Brandon Clarke contributed 20 points from the bank.
The star trio of Timberwolves also delivered: Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and d Angelo Russell came together at 82 points. In the final phase, however, the missing experience of the young Timberwolves, which now lost six games in a row.
Minnesota went to the last quarter with an 11-point leadership, after a 21: 4-course of Grizzlies worried Moran 56 seconds before the end per dunk the compensation. In a chaotic final phase, the hosts were in line with 3 points, marriage Towns with a fool of three almost nearly close to the center line worried the compensation. In the overtime, nothing more (1/7 FG, 2 turnover) worked at Minnesota in the offensive, whereby Memphis could decide the dither part.
Moran is one of the most entertaining players of the league, that should be known to most NBA fans now. Also, against the T-Wolves, the playmaker delivered highlights like on the assembly line, including a sensational no-look passport, as well as an Hula-Hoop, where the high-flyer almost came across the head on the ring. We have given everything to the end, said a visibly exhausted Moran for the comeback victory of his team.
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