The Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics have each compensated for the playoff series of the second round. Yes Morant sets his playoff career value.
In the second game between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies, Stephen Curry met a threesome for the Warriors’ leadership of the Warriors four and a half before the end-then Morant took over: The last 15 points of the grizzlies went to the all-star account, so Morant led the grizzlies to the 106: 101 success and to 1-1 in the “Best of Seven” series.
“The force he plays with the spirit: This is contagious,” said Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins about the presentation of his point guards. “From day one, I already said that: You just know that it is created for such moments. That is very impressive. ”In the end, Morant scored 47 points (also 8 Reb, 8 AST)-and thus stopped his personal playoff record. Whenever the Warriors met in the final phase, Morants’ answer followed promptly.
The grizzlies had to do without Dillon Brooks shortly after the break: the forward was expelled after a flagrant II foul of the hall. Brooks had hit the head in the Fastbreak in the block test Gary Payton II, the Warriors Guard then went hard and contracted an elbow fracture. In the first game, Warriors-Forward Draymond Green was also showered prematurely with a hard foul.
In the east, the Boston Celtics also managed. With 109: 86, the Celts won the second game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Jaylen Brown was particularly aggressive: the wing player scored 17 points in the first quarter, and at the break he had 25 points with a 90 percent quota from the field in the account. He led his team to a 25-point lead after 24 minutes. While the Celtics 20 sank of their 43 threesome, the goats remained pale from the outside with 3/18.
“We wanted to perform aggressively right from the start,” said Brown about victory and 18: 3 start. “We wanted to play as if our season was at stake-and we did that.” What was also defensive: So the defense of Boston’s Giannis Antetocounmpo at 11/27 held out of the field and pushed six ball losses in the Bucks-Star. 28 points were ultimately in the boxcore for antetocounmpo. The Celtics had to do without the “Defensive Player of the Year” Marcus Smart.