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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.

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.

The NBA 2019/2020 season will end no later than October 12

According to famous journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA management board has set the latest timeline for the 2019-2020 NBA season to close on October 12.

According to the journalist, the NBA management is aiming to continue the 2019/2020 season from July 31 with the participation of 22 teams at the Disney Wolrd Resort in Orlando. On Thursday this week, the NBA board will hold a vote with the team leaders.

If at least two thirds of the tournament’s teams agree with this plan, it will be officially approved. According to journalist Wojnarowski, the tournament management team and the NBA Players Association are actively working to finalize the aforementioned plan before launching it at a meeting next Thursday.

The format for the rest of the 2019/2020 season has not yet been revealed. The options that are being mentioned now are that the teams will only play a few more Regular Season matches then there will be a small tournament to determine the final Playoffs and then enter the Playoffs. It is also not excluded that the teams will immediately enter the Playoffs round when this season comes back.

The management team is also considering a plan to not split the paired confrontation according to the domain in the Playoffs this season. This will help ensure more fairness for the teams in the West. On the current standings, the 13th place Western Phoenix Suns are even better than the East 9th place Washington Wizards.

It is likely that only the teams that still have many chances to compete for the Playoffs this season will be able to play in this season. In addition to the 16 teams with the best results in the rankings, the remaining names that still have the opportunity to play may be Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Suns and Wizards.

In the past, the NBA management had not supported the option to split the regional match in the Playoffs. They said that if an Eastern team met a Western team in a 7-game series of Round 7 Playoffs, the teams would be too hard to move. With the Playoffs this season only taking place in one location, the above plan suddenly became very feasible.

All will have to wait until the meeting of the NBA leaders on Thursday this week to know more about the fate of this season. It is expected that after the aforementioned meeting, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will also make an official decision for the rest of this season.

Golden State Warriors and teams stand outside the NBA 2019/20 season

After the NBA has announced plans to restart with 22 teams, playing from July 31, 8 teams will be pushed out of the 2019-20 season.

Eight regular Season matches, a Playoffs round with 7 series matches like the previous seasons and 22 participating teams will be what appear in the NBA after the restart of the season on July 31.

In the presence of all 30 teams, the NBA faces a higher risk of infection. So not everyone is chosen. But if there are only 16 teams, the number of matches for the entire NBA 2019-20 season will not be enough and this is a violation of the tournament’s contract with the broadcasters as well as sponsors.

Trae Young and Stephen Curry are part of the team that has to say goodbye to NBA 2019-20

Finally, 22 teams with enough achievements including 16 teams in the Playoffs group and 5 Western teams and 1 Eastern team will come to Orlando, competing together at Walt Disney World Resort. This will leave 8 teams outside the game including as follows.

Golden State Warriors – Achievements 15-50

Cleveland Cavaliers – Achievements 19-46

Minnesota Timberwolves – Achievements 19-45

Atlanta Hawks – Achievement 20-47

Detroit Pistons – Achievement 20-46

New York Knicks – Achievements 21-45

Chicago Bulls – Achievements 22-43

Charlotte Hornets – Achievements 23-42

Prominent among the 8 teams to sit at home is probably Golden State Warriors, the collective has had 5 consecutive seasons in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for the 2018 champion, injuries to pillars like Klay Thompson or Stephen Curry forced “Dub Nation” into the road to rebuilding the squad.

The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves are also notable names with two stars, Trae Young and D’Angelo Russell. Unfortunately for the duo, they will have to try next season. Sharing from journalist Shams Charania, although the NBA allows 30 teams to come to Orlando to play, many will refuse to attend.

D’Angelo Russell will say goodbye to the season soon

The intensive competition will require a lot of preparation, especially among these is physical training about 3 weeks before the competition. After that, teams will have to isolate 14 days in Orlando before entering the training camp.

For teams that cannot compete in the Playoffs, it is unreasonable for them to prepare within 2 months and only play 6-8 regular Season matches. It is unclear what the plans for these 8 teams will be, but their offseason has officially started today.

What makes the NBA 2019-2020 the most memorable season in history?

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NBA season 2019-2020 saw many other bad things happen. For the orange ball fans, this is probably the most unforgettable season in history.

The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging and sweeping, causing many sporting events across the five continents to be severely affected. The NBA is also struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic after the case of Rudy Gobert.

As the largest basketball tournament on the planet, the NBA does not escape the storm. Cases of positive for the first new strain of Corona virus were discovered, two stars of Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.

According to the latest share of President Adam Silver in an interview with TNT’s Inside the NBA at 7:30 am on March 13 (Vietnam time), the tournament is likely to be delayed for 30 days. If after one month, the Covid-19 epidemic is still out of control, the NBA will consider continuing the suspension.

This disruption is likely to cost the tournament hundreds of millions of dollars. But that’s not the only factor that made fans comment that 2019-2020 is the most unforgettable season in NBA history.

On October 4, 2019, Houston Rockets expert president Daryl Morey posted a picture with a description of support for Hong Kong (China). In the following weeks, Chinese sponsors and partners, including television, severed ties with the Houston Rockets and NBA clubs. This not only caused Houston Rockets, but also the NBA suffered a lot, estimated to be tens of millions of dollars.

On January 1, 2020, when the whole world rejoiced to welcome the new year, the NBA welcomed the sad news again. Former association chairman, David Stern, died at age 77 of a brain haemorrhage. Over 30 years working for the NBA, Mr. Stern was the one who changed the entire history of the tournament.

It can be said that without this man, the NBA would not have been today. Under his reign, the NBA’s television revenue increased 40 times and the average salary of the players also increased from $ 250,000 to $ 5 million per year. Along with that, he founded WNBA in 1997 and has become the top basketball tournament for female players ever since.

Steve Kerr consider the 2019-20 NBA season to be over

Basketball coach Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors say that they did not imply that the 2019-20 season will not return. However, the results were not so good that led the team management to look forward to the future.

After the Golden State Warriors were swept away by a traumatic storm during the 2019-20 season, coach Steve Kerr watched helplessly as his team plummeted to the bottom in both the Western rankings and among the 30 NBA teams.

Now that the tournament organizers are working on ways to get the basketball back, the 54-year-old American captain confirms that Warriors are likely to have abandoned the 2019-20 season. At the direction of the coaching staff, every member of Golden State has entered the offseason to prepare the first preparations for the following season.

To avoid misleading, coach Steve Kerr added that he did not imply that the 2019-20 season will not return. The above instructions are circulated internally and we will strictly abide by the rules of the tournament if the matches are held again.

This season seems to be over for coach Steve Kerr and Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors currently have a record of 15 victories and 50 defeats, an achievement that would certainly make Stephen Curry and his teammates miss the Playoffs round if the tournament is held again. This result makes the decision of the Warriors leadership more sensible as they want to give up this season as soon as possible.

“We are still ready for the tournament to come back and the team will play a few matches. But with the team’s performance not so bright, it will be better if we look to the future,” said coach Steve Kerr. “Either way, our influence doesn’t mean much to the common ground this season.”

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