Month: September 2020

LA Clippers are eliminated from the NBA play-off

Losing three games straight, despite leading 3-1, the Los Angeles Clippers stopped in the western semi-finals with an 89-104 defeat to Denver Nuggets in game 7 on September 16.

The Los Angeles Clippers (black) came in better and made a 12-point difference in the middle of the second half. But Doc Rivers teachers and students played poorly in the second half of the match.

The Clippers missed 13 of the first 14 shots in the fourth half and were led to 20 points with two minutes remaining. In-game 5 and game 6, seed number two in the West lost even though they had a lead of more than 15 points in the second half.

This is the second time in 5 years, the Clippers have lost back in the play-off after leading 3-1 total. At the 2015 West Finals, Los Angeles representatives were eliminated after seven games against the Houston Rockets.

In its 50-year history, the Clippers have never surpassed the domain semi-finals at the NBA Play-off. Including the four most popular American sports (basketball, baseball, rugby, ice hockey), the Clippers are the team with the longest time away from the regional finals.

Midfielder Nikola Jokic (white) achieved a triple-double in game 7 with 16 points, 13 assists, and 22 rebounds. Jamal Murray scored 40 points and helped Denver Nuggets win the fourth domain final ticket in history, on the 49th birthday of coach Mike Malone.

The Denver Nuggets have twice made a comeback

The Denver Nuggets became the first team in history to have twice made a comeback, losing 1-3 in a play-off. They returned to the Western final after 11 years of absence. In NBA history, there have been nine teams ahead of Denver Nuggets coming upstream when they were 1 to 3 in the play-offs. The Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets have done it twice but in two different seasons.

In the Western NBA Finals, the Denver Nuggets met another Los Angeles city representative, the Lakers. Before that, LeBron James and his teammates defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the semifinals of the region and brought the Lakers back to the fourth round of the strongest team after 10 years. This series starts on the morning of September 19.

Bucks won after losing the first three games in the NBA semi-finals

Milwaukee Bucks’ number one seed defeated the Miami Heat 118-115 in game four of the Eastern semi-finals on September 7, shortening the overall score 1-3 in the series.

Bucks suffered losses at the start of the second half when superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo relapsed with an ankle injury. The best player in NBA 2019 only played 11 minutes of this match but scored 19 points.

When Antetokounmpo left the field, Khris Middleton became the main scorer of the East group’s top team. The 29-year-old shined with 21 points in the third half, the game he scored the most in his career. In extra time, Middleton netted nine of the team’s 11 points, fixing the Bucks’ first win in the Eastern Semifinals this year.

Failure in the series was at times close to the Bucks, as they were led by fifth seed Heat 100-92 in the middle of the fourth half. But the Bucks’ effort brought the four main innings to a close 107-107. In extra time, seed number one won 11-8 to win 118-115.

The Bucks’ reserve overwhelmed the opponent in this match with 32 points compared to 17 of the opponent. Tyler Herro was the substitute to score the most points for Heat with 11 points, including three important long shots at the end of the fourth and extra time, but failed to help the home team win.

The Milwaukee Bucks will have to win all three next games to reach the East Final, while the Miami Heat only needs one more win. None of the teams that were led 0-3 have won backward in the NBA play-off.

A dramatic ending in the first round of the NBA play-off

The match between West Houston Rockets’ fourth seed and Oklahoma City Thunder number five was the final series of NBA play-off round 1. The Rockets won the first two games, but Thunder won three of the next four to bring the series into game 7.

Lower Thunder 4-3 after seven games, the Rockets entered the Western semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The first game of this series started on the morning of September 5. Before that, West Lakers number one won eighth seed Portland Trail Blazers 4-1.

The duel between western third seed Denver Nuggets and sixth seed Utah Jazz also ended in game seven. In the decisive match, the two sides defended closely. In the end, the Nuggets won 80-78 and won a ticket to the Western semifinals against second seed Los Angeles Clippers.

Doncic failed to save the Mavericks in the NBA play-off

Young star Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series, but the Dallas Mavericks still lost to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 2-4 aggregate score.

Mavericks – Clippers are the most intense matchups

In the series of seven wins four matches, almost every match played by players from both teams is not good. Game 6 on August 31 is no exception. Luka Doncic (no.77), while in the basket, was deliberately fouled by Marcus Morris from behind.

Luka Doncic is among NBA players with great height and scoring ability. He is not a hot-tempered player, but this time the 21-year-old Slovenian defender could not control. A fight could have happened, if neither the players nor the coaching staff were discouraged.

Morris was disqualified for a level 2 foul

This was the second consecutive match, the Clippers’ player defeated Doncic. In game 5, he deliberately stepped on the painful leg of the Mavericks star.

Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series

In game 6, Doncic still proved the leading role of the Mavericks, with 38 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds, a 53.6% successful finish rate. But in terms of force, Dallas representative inferior to the Clippers.

In the series, Doncic averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. The memorable highlight is the shine in game 4 with 43 points, including the three-point buzzer-beater that helped the Mavericks win 135-133 after extra time, equalizing the total score 2-2. Doncic triple-doubles in two consecutive NBA play-offs, becoming the third player in history to have over 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a play-off match.

Before coming to the NBA, Doncic played for the Real Madrid first team from 2015-2018. The player born in 1999 is the youngest person to wear Real at the Spanish professional basketball tournament. He was later elected to the best squad of the past decade of the tournament.

In 2018, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the NBA rookie selection. The Dallas Mavericks then traded Trae Young for the Doncic. The two young talents both progressed and appeared in NBA All-Star in the second season, but Doncic was a bit better.

Doncic is compared by many coaches and experts at the NBA to LeBron James, who has the most comprehensive playstyle and mindset in the tournament. Even Doncic is also coach Doc Rivers (LA Clippers) like the sum of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, James Harden, Larry Bird and LeBron James.

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