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New winners on their floor in Game 2 of Toronto and Denver, Philadelphia and Golden State broke in the series on Monday during the NBA play-offs. Dallas and Utah are tied on the other hand after the success of the Mavericks in Texas against the Jazz of Rudy Gobert.

Philadelphia and Golden State double down. Already winner of the first game, again on their floor, the Sixers and the Warriors did it again, this Monday evening in game 2, at the expense of Toronto (112-97) and Denver (126-106). In the two meetings, the favorites to reach the conference semi-finals, in the East as in the West, have moreover never trembled to win this new success on arrival which allows them to make the break. in the series during these NBA play-offs. Carried by his trio Stephen Curry – Jordan Poole – Klay Thompson, author of 84 points of the 126 scored by the Warriors (34 points including 5 out of 10 three-pointers for Curry), Golden State quietly held the Nuggets and their MVP Nikola in check. Jokic, author of a double-double (26 points, 11 rebounds) but who seemed very alone in trying to curb the Dub Nation.

Utah and Gobert joined

In Pennsylvania, Joel Embiid, also author of a double-double (31 points, 11 rebounds), carried his team (20 points and 10 rebounds for Harris, 14 points for Harden) throughout this second evening against the Raptors in poor shape, even if Pascal Siakam also went there with his double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds). Philadelphia leads 2-0 and its emblematic coach Doc Rivers now has a hundred play-off victories in his career. Everything is to be redone on the other hand for Dallas and Utah. The Mavericks, beaten at home by the Jazz in Game 1, picked up on Monday by winning in game 2 (110-104) against the fifth of the regular season. Jalen Brunson, unleashed (41 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), released the match of his life and thus made people forget that Luka Doncic, the home star on the Mavs side, was again absent. Hampered by Maxi Kleber (25 points), the other strongman of the Texans in this part, Rudy Gobert had to settle for 8 points. This did not prevent the French pivot from taking 17 rebounds and adding two more blocks to his counter during this evening to forget for the native of Saint-Quentin, only third in the ranking of the best defender of the year. .

BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFFS 2022
First round

Eastern Conference
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (4) – TORONTO RAPTORS (5): 2-0
Match 1 – philadelphia 76ers – Toronto Raptors: 131-111
Match 2 – philadelphia 76ers – Toronto Raptors: 112-97
Game 3 Wednesday, April 20 Toronto
Game 4 on Saturday April 23 in Toronto
Game 5 (if needed) Monday, April 25 at Philadelphia
Game 6 (if necessary) on Thursday, April 28 in Toronto
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 30 at Philadelphia

Western Conference
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3) – DENVER NUGGETS (6): 2-0
Match 1 – Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets: 123-107
Match 2 – Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets: 126-106
>>> Rudy Gobert’s stats (UTA): 37 minutes, 8 points (2 of 5 on shots), 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 4 lost balls, 3 fouls
Game 3 on Thursday, April 21 in Denver
Game 4 on Sunday, April 24 in Denver
Game 5 (if needed) Wednesday, April 27 at Golden State
Game 6 (if needed) Friday, April 29 at Golden State
Game 7 (if needed) on Sunday, May 1 in Denver

DALLAS MAVERICKS (4) – UTAH JAZZ (5): 1-1
Match 1 – Dallas Mavericks- utah jazz : 93-99
Match 2 – Dallas Mavericks – Utah Jazz: 110-104
Game 3 on Thursday, April 21 at Utah
Game 4 on Saturday, April 23 at Utah
Game 5 (if needed) on Monday, April 25 at Dallas
Game 6 (if needed) Thursday, April 28 at Utah
Game 7 (if needed) Saturday, April 30 at Dallas

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