Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-05-12 02:40:07 –
The Miami Heat defeated host Boston Celtics 129-121 on Tuesday night to win the spot for the fourth playoff in the last six seasons.
Miami won the Boston for the second time in a row, leaving the Celtics to the NBA’s play-in tournament. Miami has three game leads, hosting tiebreakers directly at the Celtics, and each team hosting three regular season contests.
Tyler Herro led the heat with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo each scored 22 points.
Kemba Walker had the best 36 points of the season to lead the Celtics. Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Pacers 103, 76ers 94
Caris LeVert scored 24 points and Domantas Sabonis returned host Indiana to Philadelphia with a triple-double of 16 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds.
The Pacers won the Eastern Conference play-in tournament twice in a row and anchored after the Chicago Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets.
Tobias Harris scored the game’s highest 27 points and scored eight consecutive victories during the season at the Sixers, where Star Center Joel Embiid was absent due to an illness unrelated to COVID-19.
Lakers 101, Knicks 99
Talen Horton-Tucker brought Los Angeles to New York with a decisive three-pointer with 20.3 seconds of overtime left.
The 20-year-old guard scored 8 out of 13 points in overtime. Kyle Kuzma advanced to the Lakers at a pace of 23 points. Anthony Davis added 20 points and Andre Drummond chipped in with 16 points and 18 rebounds.
In the face of his previous team, Julius Randle summed the game’s best 31 points for New York. Derrick Rose took 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists off the bench.
Kings 122, Thunder 106
Terence Davis got out of the bench and scored 27 points, letting Sacramento win Oklahoma City at home.
The Kings won their sixth win in seven games and lived on the faint hopes of the playoffs for at least another day. With three games remaining, Sacramento must win and let San Antonio Spurs lose the rest of the game to get a chance to take part in the Western Conference play-in tournament.
Kenrich Williams led Oklahoma City with 20 points. Darius Buzzley finished with 18 points and Moses Brown with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Warriors 122, Sands 116
Andrew Wiggins, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Jordan Poole filled three consecutive pointers in the final 2:58 to win the Golden State comeback and win the visit to Phoenix.
Wiggins exploded with the game’s highest 38 points as the Warriors completed a two-night sweep for the top two teams at the Western Conference and continued the half-game ahead of Memphis in the eighth-place duel in the Western Play In Tournament. ..
Devin Booker scored the team’s highest 34 points for Sands. The Sands played in just three games, two games behind the idle Utah at the top of the west.
Bucks 114, Magic 102
Janice Adetokumpo led Milwaukee to visit Orlando with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Dante Divin Vincenzo scored 19 points with Bucks’ sixth victory in the last seven games. Brook Lopez added 17 points and Jrue Holiday scored 15 points in Milwaukee. The Bucks are behind the Brooklyn Nets by one game to take second place at the Eastern Conference, with three games remaining.
Cole Anthony scored 18 points, Moritz Wagner scored 17 points, and Orlando scored the season’s 13 best rebounds. Orlando has lost 17 of the last 21 games.
Clippers 115, Raptors 96
When Los Angeles defeated host Toronto in Tampa, Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Ivica Zubac added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the opener of the four-game road trip when the Clippers tried to take third place at the Western Conference. Terans Man scored 20 points with a 7-7 shot from the Los Angeles bench.
Chris Boucher scored 16 points, giving the depleted Raptors seven rebounds. The Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs after losing four times in a row on Monday night.
Nuggets 117, wasps 112
Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokić each scored 30 points as Denver defeated host Charlotte and lost two games in a row.
Jokić, who also added 11 rebounds and 6 assists for Game High, made 16 of 17 free throws. Aaron Gordon provided 17 points as Denver continued to pursue the top three seeds at the Western Conference.
Devonte Graham scored 31 points from the bench to lead Charlotte, thanks to a 7-14 shot from the 3-point range. Terry Rozier scored 21 points and Jalen McDaniels and Cody Zeller (10 rebounds) both scored 15 points.
Timberwolves 119, Pistons 100
Minnesota led host Detroit wire-to-wire, highlighted in the second quarter run of 18-0, giving a comfortable lead for great success.
Anthony Edwards continued to push the 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year Awards, scoring 22 points in Minnesota and sixth in the last nine times for the second consecutive year. Karl-Anthony Towns scored the highest 28 points in the game, including 9 points in the first 6 minutes to get in shape.
Saddiq Bey has increased the NBA rookie record in most games, increasing at least five 3 points to 13 and 5 out of 8 to 21 points.
Net 115, Bulls 107
Kevin Durant led eight players in double digits with a total of 21 points and eight assists as he visited Brooklyn to defeat Chicago.
Bruce Brown lacked 15 and 10 rebounds while wearing a protective face mask after actually having a broken nose on Monday. Kyrie Irving left the game in the third quarter due to a facial bruise.
Zach LaVine led all scorers with 41 points in the Bulls.
Grizzlies 133, Mavericks 104
Ja Morant scored 24 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds to lift host Memphis over Dallas.
Dillon Brooks scored 22 points in three steals and John Kong Charles added 18 points to the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies recorded three consecutive wins and four wins in five games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points, Willie Cauleystein added the season’s best 16 and Jalen Brunson scored 15 for the Mavericks. Mavericks has suddenly stopped winning four games in a row.
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