Month: August 2020

No team left the NBA play-off, some NBA player went on strike

After the meeting of the American professional basketball players on August 27, all voted to continue playing the play-off round.

The players agree to play on the condition that the Organizing Committee must come up with a new plan to speak out against social injustice. The NBA player also held police accountable for their wrongdoing and called on US citizens to vote for President in November.

NBA coaches and athletes are outraged by the police firing seven shots in the back of black Jacob Blake, in front of the victim’s three children. Blake survived the shooting but was paralyzed with the lower half of the body and had difficulty walking normally as before.

On the morning of August 27, Milwaukee Bucks started the strike when he was not playing against Orlando Magic. After that, the NBA had to postpone two more games and hold an emergency meeting to come up with a resolution. The Bucks’ decision led to a halt to other professional sports tournaments in the US such as women’s basketball, baseball, rugby and tennis all at once.

Some NBA players went on strike

The three NBA play-offs in the morning of August 27 were postponed because the players refused to play, protesting the shooting with black man Jacob Blake.

The matches of Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets – Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers – Portland Trail Blazers could not go as planned because the players boycotted. They protested against the police shooting seven bullets at black Jacob Blake in front of the victim’s three children.

The Milwaukee Bucks player arrives at the changing room but does not play

According to ESPN, many players even want to talk about ending the season early. In the short term, they consider going on strike for one more day, not entering the field on August 28.

The organizers of the American professional basketball tournament must meet urgently with the owners of the NBA teams to work out a solution to the situation. According to The Athletic, only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers voted out for the remainder of the season. The representatives of the two teams immediately left the meeting after commenting.

Continuing to shine, Devin Booker extended the Phoenix Suns’ unbeaten streak to six

The Phoenix Suns lifted their unbeaten streak to six by beating OKC Thunder with an impressive performance by Devin Booker.

With a 128-101 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder in the morning match, coach Monty Williams showed that they went to Orlando with a single goal of competing for the West’s final ticket to the Playoffs.

One day the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to drop and keep only Chris Paul in the starting lineup, the defeat is not too surprising when their opponent is a Phoenix Suns who are extremely determined at NBA Restart.

Do not use the main cast of players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Steven Adams. Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, and Danilo Gallinari, Thunder finished the second line with the lead of veteran defender Chris Paul. Coach Billy Donovan’s second line-up, however, was the better team in the first half as it ended with a 37-23 lead.

Even so, that’s the best of Thunder today. In the remaining 3 rounds, Devin Booker and his teammates completely took control of the match. They scored 105 points, compared with 64 points for Thunder, and easily got a blow-out (more than 20 points) in today’s match.

Phoenix Suns stay unbeaten in win over Oklahoma City Thunder

Devin Booker has maintained an impressive performance since the resumption of the season. In today’s match, despite being interrupted early from the end of the third half and not being on the field for the entire fourth half, Suns’ star is still the player with the most points on the field with 35 points, 5 rebounds with 4 assists, 52.9% finish rate, including 3 successful throws after 7 appearances.

Today’s stage is not Devin Booker’s own when the rest of the Suns players also play very evenly. Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Cameron Payme, and Deandre Ayton were the players who scored over 10 points and contributed significantly to Suns’ overwhelming victory today.

On the Thunder side, Darius Bazley (22 points, 10 rebounds) is the most stable player in the day the team does not put much emphasis on winning and losing against an overly excited Phoenix Suns.

With this victory, Suns kept holding the opportunity to compete for a place in the play-in round when Devin Booker and his teammates were only 0.5 games behind Portland Trail Blazers (9th), and Memphis Grizzlies (8th) 1 match.

The LA Lakers ranked first in Western region for the first time after 10 years

The Los Angeles Lakers are undoubtedly the number one western seed at NBA Play-off 2019-2020, taking down Utah Jazz 116-108 on August 4.

For the first time since the 2009-2010 season, the LA Lakers finish the main season at the top of the Western table. The 116-108 victory over Utah Jazz helped LeBron James and his teammates secure the number one position before five matches. The second-highest NBA-winning team won 51 in 66 matches from the start of the season.

Anthony Davis dumped Kobe Bryant’s 7-year existence record

Anthony Davis shone in the Lakers’ latest victory, scoring 42 points and 12 rebounds, including 24 points in the first two halves. This is the 20th time the striker has scored at least 20 points after half a match this season. The closest Lakers player to do this was Kobe Bryant, a legend who died earlier this year in a helicopter accident.

Main events of the Lakers – Jazz match

The match took place in the first two rounds and the Lakers only created a two-point gap. Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points in the first half to help Utah Jazz chase the opponent. Mitchell’s long-shot helped Jazz start the exciting third with a series of 8-0 points.

However, Jazz constantly loosened the ball, leaving the opponent a chance to master the match. The Lakers took advantage of the opponent’s sagging with 14 consecutive points and closed the third half with a 19-2 point sequence. LeBron James and his teammates maintained the lead to the end of the match and secured the victory with a long throw situation of Anthony Davis.

This is the first time the Lakers have achieved a throw efficiency of over 50% since the Covid-19 pandemic. Two matches ago, teachers and students Frank Vogel only succeeded less than 40% in the final stage.

On the side of Utah Jazz, the students of coach Quin Snyder only achieved an efficiency of 27.9% from the three-point line. Failure did not affect their playoff tickets but made Jazz lose the race to the higher position. They are currently ranked fifth in the West with 42 wins – 25 losses.

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