NBA: Curry comeback at Warriors victory
Home victories for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors, home defeats for Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies – in the NBA, the playoffs started on Saturday (local time). In the best-of-seven mode, the teams come to the next round, which first have four victories. An overview of the lots on the first day.
Dallas Mavericks – Utah Jazz 93:99 (Jazz lead 1: 0)
Without her injured Star Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks lost the first playoff game of the NBA season against Utah Jazz. The team around basketball international Maxi Kleber conceded a 93:99 in front of their own fans. Adhesible comeback after his break due to problems on the ankle was defensively well and offensive. Doncic could be back in the second game on Monday. A second defeat at home may not allow Mavericks if they want to move back to the second round of playoffs for the first time since the championship with Dirk Nowitzki 2011.
Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets 123: 107 (Warriors lead 1: 0)
Won the prelude and a comeback without great pressure for Steph Curry: For the Golden State Warriors, the start ran in the series against the Denver Nuggets almost perfect. The superstar came to the foot for the first time at 123: 107 after surviving injury for the first time since 16 March. As a player from the bank he posted in a little more than 21 minutes on the field 16 points, three rebounds and four templates. The Warriors had the game completely under control in the second half and mostly benefited from the strong performance of Jordan Poole, who came to 30 points. Nuggets around Nikola Jokic had no answer to the many attack options of the hosts.
Memphis Grizzlies – Minnesota Timberwolves 117: 130 (Timberwolves lead 1: 0)
Like the jazz, the Timberwolves also brought an important away win to the start of their series against the Grizzlies. In particular, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Edwards had strong performances – Towns Kame on 29 points and 13 rebounds, Edwards was with 36 points of best throwers of the game. Except for two short phases in the second quarter, the guests were not in arrears and put the Grizzlies under pressure before the second game on Tuesday. The team from Memphis is about his star yes Morant theoretically clear favorite against the Timberwolves, which had only secured a playoff ticket in the play-in against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Philadelphia 76ers – Toronto Raptors 131: 111 (76er lead 1: 0)
0: 4, 4: 5 – These were the two single scores in which the 76ers were to start the series against the Toronto Raptors behind. Then the team took over the two stars Joel Embid and Kyrie Irving control. Embiid came as a center on good 19 points and 15 rebounds, man of the game but was Tyrese Maxey with 38 points for the 76ers. Harden had 22 points, Tobias Harris came to 26 meters. The Raptors did not defend the many attack options. For the first time for more than two months, Isaac Bonga was again used for Toronto, but could only do little in his less than three minutes and turned only two free throws.