Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton lead Suns previous Lakers in playoff debuts-Sports activities Information , Alenz
It was the primary playoff recreation for a number of Suns gamers, together with Booker, Ayton and Mikal Bridges, however they did not appear to be post-season rookies in opposition to LeBron James and the Lakers.
Phoenix: Devin Booker scored 34 factors, Deandre Ayton had 21 factors and 16 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns gained their first playoff recreation in 11 years, beating the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 99-90 on Sunday.
It was the primary playoff recreation for a number of Suns gamers, together with Booker, Ayton and Mikal Bridges, however they did not appear to be post-season rookies in opposition to LeBron James and the Lakers. They helped Phoenix offset a tricky recreation for Chris Paul, the All-Star level guard who did not look wholesome after a proper shoulder damage within the second quarter.
The Suns led 86-70 early within the fourth, however the Lakers lower it to 86-77 with 9:02 left.
That is concerning the time issues received rowdy. LA’s Alex Caruso and Phoenix’s Cameron Payne received into an altercation close to the sideline after Payne knocked Caruso to the bottom. LA’s Montrezl Harrell jumped into the fray and each groups needed to be separated.
Caruso and Harrell had been every given a technical foul, and Payne was given two and ejected.
However Booker saved making pictures and Ayton was a power on the glass, ending with eight offense rebounds and capturing 10 of 11 from the sector.
James had 18 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Anthony Davis shot simply 5 of 16 from the sector and had 13 factors. The Lakers shot 7 of 26 (27%) from 3-point vary.
Recreation 2 is Tuesday evening in Phoenix.
HAWKS 107, KNICKS 105
COOLER THAN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOW. pic.twitter.com/JanRzj1hCB
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 24, 2021
New York: Trae Younger made a runner within the lane with 0.9 seconds left to elevate Atlanta previous New York in an exciting post-season return for each groups.
Younger completed with 32 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. He annoyed the Knicks together with his potential to attract fouls and made all 9 free throws when he did.
Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 factors for the Hawks of their first post-season recreation since 2017.
Alec Burks scored 27 factors for the Knicks, who’re again within the playoffs for the primary time since 2013. Derrick Rose scored 17 factors, however Julius Randle shot simply 6 for 23 whereas ending with 15 factors and 12 rebounds.
The Knicks host Recreation 2 on Wednesday evening.
GRIZZLIES 112, JAZZ 109
Ja (26 PTS) & Dillon Brooks (31 PTS) led Memphis to an enormous Recreation 1 win 💪 pic.twitter.com/g3SmwAC54S
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 24, 2021
Salt Lake Metropolis: Dillon Brooks had 31 factors and 7 rebounds in his playoff debut and eighth-seeded Memphis held off Utah in Recreation 1.
After Utah trailed by 17 within the fourth quarter, Bojan Bogdanovic hit 5 free throws within the last minute to chop it to 110-109 with 6.4 seconds left. Brooks made a layup, and Bogdanovic badly missed a protracted 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds to go.
Ja Morant added 26 factors, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 factors and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Anderson added 14 factors.
Bogdanovic scored 20 of his 29 factors within the fourth quarter. Mike Conley had 22 factors, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds, and Rudy Gobert added 11 factors and 15 rebounds.
Recreation 2 is Wednesday evening in Salt Lake Metropolis.
76ERS 125, WIZARDS 118
37 PTS | 6 REB | 2 STL@tobias31 had himself a day and posted a brand new playoff career-high.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 23, 2021
Philadelphia: Tobias Harris scored 37 factors, Joel Embiid had 30 and Philadelphia beat Washington in Recreation 1.
Harris scored 28 factors within the first half, making a case Philly has — with All-Stars Embiid and Ben Simmons — three massive stars that might rival the famous person trio of Kevin Durant-James Harden-Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn.
Bradley Beal scored 33 factors for Washington. Russell Westbrook had 16.
Recreation 2 is Wednesday evening in Philadelphia.
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