Philadelphia and Dallas, who defeated Miami (99-79) and Phoenix (103-94), respectively, narrowed their second-round (conference semifinals) deficit to 2 in the playoffs of the North American basketball league NBA on Friday. 1.
Philadelphia had to acknowledge his superiority twice in Miami, but could count on Joel Embiid again for the third game. The Cameroonian, who was absent in the first two games due to a broken eye socket, signed on his return for a ‘double-double’ with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He got the support of Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey, who each scored 21 points.
Before the Heat, Jimmy Butler (33 points) and Tyler Herro (14 points) were the only two players to score more than 10 points. The fourth game is scheduled for Sunday, also in Philadelphia.
In the west, Dallas also struck back after two defeats in Phoenix. Led by a duo of Luka Doncic (26 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists) and Jalen Brunson (28 points), the Mavericks controlled the game from start to finish to take their first win of the series.
The Suns didn’t quite come out, and Jae Crowder (19 points) and Devin Booker (18 points) couldn’t turn the tide. The fourth game is scheduled for Sunday in Dallas.