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Los Angeles – Utah basketball players, as the highest team, end the NBA playoffs in the quarterfinals. In the sixth game, the Los Angeles Clippers lost 119: 131 and lost the series 2: 4 in matches. The Clippers made it to the semifinals for the first time in their 51-year history. This was despite the fact that they missed the main star Kawhi Leonard, but he was well represented by Terance Mann, who set a personal record in the NBA with 39 points. The best team of the Philadelphia Eastern Conference is still alive, winning a decisive seventh game on the home field with a 104: 99 victory in Atlanta.
Utah had an extraordinary season, winning the regular season and easily crossing Memphis in the first round of the playoffs. He also won the first two games with the Clippers, but then his declared defense stopped working and the Clippers turned the series around with four wins in a row.
“Huge enthusiasm, relief. We finally broke the curse and got through the second round of the playoffs. The elimination fights are about fighting spirit, and we showed it today,” said Clippers star Paula George.
Utah had a great match. He led by 25 points in the middle after winning the second quarter by 20 points. But as fast as he got the lead, he also lost it when the Clippers allowed the string 17-0. This was mainly due to the hero of the match Mann, who scored 20 points in the third quarter.
Utah still tried to save Donovan Mitchell, the author of 39 points, but Paul George with 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Reggie Jackson with 28 points and ten assists completed what Mann started. In total, the Clippers won the second half 81:47. The key difference was in the losses, which the Clippers won 6:16 and gave 27 points more than Utah after gains. “Losses stopped us in the third quarter and helped them to easy points,” Utah coach Quin Snyder regretted.
Atlanta, which led over Philadelphia in the first quarter by 12 points in the first quarter and held the lead for the entire half, could also eliminate the highest-ranking team from the Eastern Conference. But then Seth Curry showed again that he had a similar talent to his star brother Steph of the Golden State and 11 points in three minutes drove the Sixers key line 13: 0, which changed the distribution of forces in the match. Since then, Philadelphia has held a tight lead, defending itself to the end.
Curry scored a total of six threes in the match and with 24 points was the top scorer of the Sixers together with Tobias Harris. Joel Embiid added 22 points and 13 rebounds. Not even 34 points and 12 assists of Trae Young were enough for Atlanta. “Today we showed great mental resilience and came back,” said Philadelphia quarterback Ben Simmons. “It’s really great fun. Two great teams are playing against each other and it’s like fighting a storm. We survived it and now it will be decided in the last match,” Curry added.
NBA Playoff Results – Round 2:
Eastern Conference – Match 6:
Atlanta – Philadelphia 99: 104, 3: 3 series status.
Western Conference – Match 6:
LA Clippers – Utah 131: 119, 4: 2 series final.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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