Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks narrow the lead to one – The Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks won their first game in the conference semifinals of the NBA, bringing their series 2-1.
NBA play-offs continued with 2 matches. Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Eastern Conference leader Miami Heat 99-79 in the fight where Joel Embiid, who missed 2 games due to a broken eye socket, regained his jersey.
Embiid, the all-star center of the 76ers, who took the field with a special mask, had a “double-double” with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey each scored 21 and James Harden scored 17.
Jimmy Butler, who produced 33 points and 9 rebounds, tried to keep the Heat, who played with 35.1 percent on the field.
Furkan Kormaz, who played for the 76ers, and Ömer Faruk Yurtseven, who played for the Heat, could not contribute to the score.
Mavericks win Game 3 of Suns series
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 103-94 in the Western Conference semifinals, down 2-0.
Jalen Brunson, who produced 28 points and 5 assists, and Luka Doncic, who had a “double-double” with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists, carried the Mavericks to the victory.
Jae Crowder had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, Devin Booker 18 points, 6 assists, and Deandre Ayton 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns, which has the highest winning percentage of the regular season.