Knicks collect the compensation
Suns win Showdown of the Superstars
04/19/2023, 11:11 am
The New York Knicks’ Isaiah Hartenstein conceded the equalizer against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Phoenix Suns also leveled the series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The focus is once again on the superstars.
The Phoenix Suns drew 1-1 in the NBA playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns prevailed at home with 123:109 (59:59) after losing their first home game against the Clippers. The North American basketball league’s best-of-seven series is now moving to Los Angeles, where the third game is scheduled for Thursday.
The Suns equalized with an 11-2 run before halftime, opened the second half with a 10-2 run, and went on to lead. The hosts didn’t concede any more points in the last three minutes. Devin Booker led the Suns with 38 points, followed by superstar Kevin Durant with 29 points. In the Clippers, the two stars Kawhi Leonard (31 points) and Russell Westbrook (28) were the dominant players.
In the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers also managed to equalize 1-1 in the series. After the Cavaliers lost their first home game against the New York Knicks, this time they won at home with 107:90 (59:39). Darius Garland led Cleveland with 15 of his 32 points in a strong second quarter, giving the hosts a 20-point lead at the break. For the Knicks, German center Isaiah Hartenstein had four points, seven rebounds and five assists.
The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-106 (61-49) and took a 2-0 lead in their series. The Celtics ended the first quarter with a 17:3 run and were no longer behind after that. Jayson Tatum was Boston’s top scorer with 29 points.
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