The Philadelphia 76ers defeated rival Boston Celtics in enemy territory and took home court advantage.
The Sixers defeated the Celtics 115-103 at TD Garden in Boston on the 10th (Korean time) and took the lead with 3 wins and 2 losses in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. It is the first consecutive win in the series against the Celtics.
James Harden, the main player in the victory in games 1 and 4, scored a slow goal, but center Joel Embiid and point guard Tyrese Maxey poured 33 and 30 points into the Celtics net to secure a valuable victory on the road. Harden made his teammates shine with a triple-double level performance of 17 points-8 rebounds-10 assists. MVP Embiid, who returned from a knee injury from Game 2, has scored more than 30 points in three consecutive games.
In the NBA playoffs, if the field goal success rate remains in the 50% range, victory is almost certain. The Sixers boasted a high-sensitivity shot of 50.6 percent, making 40 out of 79. His 3-pointers also made 12 of 30 (40%).
In comparison, the second-seeded Celtics, whose outside shots are better than bottom-of-the-box shots, missed 50 shots. The field goal success rate was only 39.8% (83/33). The Celtics couldn’t take advantage of the home court advantage as no one other than the trio added double-digit points, including Jayson Tatum 36 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown 24 points and Marcus Smart 14 points.
Game 6 will resume at the Sixers home Wells Fargo Center. After recording 2 wins and 2 losses in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference twice, the Sixers suffered a crushing defeat in the 5th game and were frustrated in advancing to the finals.토스카지노
Denver Nuggets Nikola Yogić attempts a jump shot in front of Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton. Dender, Colorado | AP Yonhap News
Meanwhile, in the Western Conference semifinal match between Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets, the home team won 118-102.
In the 5th game held at the Denver Home Ball Arena, the Nuggets won with a double-digit score by 5 players, including center Nikola Yogichi’s 29 points, to make the series 3-2. In particular, Yogichi recorded his fourth triple-double in all PO with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
The Phoenix-Denver series continues as a long series with all homecourt teams winning. Phoenix couldn’t make up for the power leak as veteran point guard Chris Paul missed three straight games with a groin injury in Game 2.
Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, who jointly scored 72 points in Game 4, averaged only 26 and 28 points, respectively. As the 20-point gap widened after the middle of the 4th quarter, it became garbage time early, and all key players such as Durant, Booker, and Yogichi were missing. Denver has all three home wins by double-digit points.
Boston and Phoenix are on the precipice with side-by-side elimination games.