Miami basketball players won last night at home to Atlanta with 115: 105, and thus took a 2-0 lead in the first round of the playoffs of the Eastern Conference of the NBA League.
During the last quarter, the team from Florida led with a maximum of 94:78, the guests then made a series of 12: 0, and just over three minutes before the end, they reduced the result to 104: 101 with a “three” by Serbian player Bogdan Bogdanović.
However, Miami managed to keep the result advantage until the end and took the lead with 2: 0 in the playoffs. They have never lost in the playoffs, when they take the lead with 2: 0, while Atlanta has also never reached a complete turnaround, after losing the first two games.
Miami player Jimmy Butler set a career record in the playoffs with 45 points and five rebounds and assists, Tyler Hiro added 15 points, while Max Strus scored one point less.
Bogdanović scored 29 points in the defeated team, of which 19 in the last section. He shot 12/18 from the game, while he shot 5/10 for three points.
The Serbian player recorded four rebounds and three assists, Trey Young added 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds, with as many as 10 turnovers, and Deandre Hunter scored 16 points.
The third playoff match is played on the night between Friday and Saturday in Atlanta.
Memphis defeated Minnesota at home with 124: 96, and with that victory, they equalized 1: 1, in the playoffs of the Western Conference.
The victory of 28 points difference is also the record of that franchise in the NBA playoffs.
The most efficient in the home team was Ja Morant, who missed one jump for the triple-double. He scored 23 points, 10 assists and nine steals in his team’s victory, while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane scored 16 points each.
Anthony Edwards scored 20 points for Minnesota, and Carl-Anthony Towns scored a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The playoff series is moving to Minneapolis, where the third match will be played on Thursday night.
New Orleans beat Phoenix away with 125: 114, to equalize in the playoffs at 1: 1.
The guests, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, were led to victory by Brandon Ingram with 37 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, JJ McCollum scored 23 points, with nine assists and eight rebounds, and Herbert Jones added 14 points. .
This is the first victory in the playoffs for the team from Louisiana after 2018.
Phoenix, which finished the league in the first place in the West, was led by Devin Booker with 31 points. Booker left the field at the end of the third quarter due to a tendon injury.
Mikal Bridges scored 19 points, and Chris Paul scored a double-double with 17 points and 14 assists.
The third match is played in New Orleans, on the night between Friday and Saturday.