NBA Playoffs Recap: Mavericks Triumph Over Clippers 96-93 in Road Win

NBA playoffs showdown: The Dallas Mavericks bounced back from a tough Game 1 loss to secure a crucial road victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.

After falling behind by as many as 29 points in Game 1 on Sunday and scoring just 30 points in the first half, P.J. Washington scored 18 points and Derrick Jones Jr. added 10.

NBA Playoffs Recap: Mavericks Triumph Over Clippers 96-93 in Road Win

The Dallas Mavericks evened their first-round playoff series on Tuesday by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-93 in Game 2. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Luka Doncic finished with 32 points and nine assists.

After falling behind by as many as 29 points in Game 1 on Sunday and scoring just 30 points in the first half, P.J. Washington scored 18 points and Derrick Jones Jr. added 10.

After struggling in the pivotal first half of Game 1, when they combined to shoot 5 of 19 (26.3 percent), Doncic and Irving went 19 of 44 (43.2 percent) in the game. In the final 12 seconds, Irving converted 3 of 4 free throws to secure the victory.

Paul George and James Harden both scored 22 points, and the Clippers were unable to capitalize on Kawhi Leonard’s comeback. Leonard scored 15 points in 35 minutes after missing the last game on March 31 due to soreness in his right knee.

Pacers 125, Bucks 108

Indiana defeated host Milwaukee in Game 2 to effectively even their Eastern Conference playoff series in the first round, led by Pascal Siakam’s 37 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists.

The sixth-seeded Pacers ended a 10-game postseason losing record that dated back to 2018 with the help of Myles Turner, who contributed 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three blocked shots.

The third-seeded Bucks were led by Damian Lillard, who scored 34 points, and Brook Lopez, who contributed 22. Every participant made six 3-pointers. Milwaukee’s standout player Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) was sidelined once more.

Timberwolves 105, Suns 93

In the second game of their Western Conference quarterfinal series in Minneapolis, Minnesota defeated Phoenix with a score of 25 points from 10-for-17 shooting from Jaden McDaniels.

Minnesota took an early 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series thanks to the 18 points each that Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert finished with. Despite Anthony Edwards’ poor performance, which saw him shoot 3 of 12 from the field and finish with 15 points, the Timberwolves triumphed by a double digit margin.

Despite shooting just 1-for-6 from three-point range, Devin Booker led the Suns with 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Bradley Beal scored 14 points and Kevin Durant finished with 18 points, but together they only shot 12 of 32 from the field.

Investigation On Jokic’ Brother For Punching Fan

Nikola’s elder brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic, are said to have confronted two guys in the Denver stadium stands.

According to numerous reports on Tuesday, the NBA is looking into an incident in which Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets’ older brother, Strahinja Jokic, struck a fan during a victory on Monday.

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NBA Playoffs Recap: Mavericks Triumph Over Clippers 96-93 in Road Win

The incident happened just after the Nuggets rallied to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-99, and according to entertainment news websites TMZ and The Athletic, the league is investigating into it.

After Denver’s Jamal Murray made a game-winning basket in the final seconds, Nikola’s older brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja Jokic, confronted two males in the Denver stadium stands.¬†Then it seemed as though Strahinja delivered a blow that hit a fan in the head.

According to TMZ, the Denver Police Department is looking into the event; however, no one has identified themselves as a victim as of yet.

The brothers frequently sit courtside at Nuggets games, but if it is discovered that they were involved in an altercation, their standing may be severely restricted.

In the first round of the NBA playoffs, Denver leads the Los Angeles Clippers 2-0 after Nikola Jokic scored 27 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists on Monday. The series plays again in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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