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Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday wins 2020-21 NBA Sportsmanship award
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Finalist of the West Conference The past season, Denver is eliminated from the semi-finals this year, after its fourth defeat in four games against Phoenix (118-125), which will play its first conference final since 2010.
Phoenix Suns return to the conference final ! Twenty-one year after their last finals, at the time of Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire and Grant Hill, with a 4-2 defeat against the Lakers of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, here's again the Arizona Franchise on the last march before the NBA finals. The Suns swept the nuggets, finalists from the West Conference the past season, with four victories in four games, the last on the score of 118-125 in Phoenix. It is even their seventh success in a continuation in play-offs, new franchise record! Suns led from the second to the last minute. The gap never exceeded the ten points for two and a half-time, then he widaned at the end of the third quarter (+16). It must be said that at that moment, the Nuggets had just seen their MVP Nikola Jokic be expelled after touching the nose of Cameron Payne as he just wanted to type hard in the ball.
???????? Nikola Jokic was expelled on this fault on Cameron Payne! ???? It's deserved in your opinion?
NBA Playoffs 2021: Chris Paul leads balanced offence as big second-half run helps Suns comfortably clinch Game 1
After averaging just 9.2 points in the first round of the 2021 postseason, Chris Paul finished with 21 points in Game 1, including in the fourth quarter alone, as the Suns comfortably clinched Game 1 by turning the game on its head with a monster 39-12 run in the second half.Led by their starters, who combined for 99 of their total points, the young team flipped the game on its head with a huge second-half run and eventually cruised to a 122-105 win to take a 1-0 series lead.
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Jokic, first MVP "Sweepé" since 1989 The Serbian, author of 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 passes in 28 minutes, and expelled While the score was 75-83, cruelly missed on his teammates, and becomes the first MVP to be "sweepped" from Magic Johnson during the 1989 finals with Lakers against Detroit. The absence of Jamal Murray, seriously injured in April, was also felt, and the nuggets could probably not hope better this season. in front, the Suns shone with their Duo Devin Booker (34pts, 11rbds) - Chris Paul (37pts, four points of his career record, 7PDS). A duet that will now wait peacefully the end of the series between Utah and the Clippers (2-1) to know its future opponent in the final. And after having beaten the champion and the finalist in the West, all hopes are allowed for the first NBA finals since 1993. Basketball - NBA / Play-Offs 2021 2nd Tour West
Conference: Nuggets - Jokic: "The title of MVP is a nice accomplishment" (Dailymotion)Phoenix Suns (2) - Denver Nuggets (3): 4-0 >>> Phoenix Qualifies Match 1 - Phoenix Suns - Denver Nuggets: 122-105 Match 2 - Phoenix Suns - Denver Nuggets: 123-98 Match 3 - Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns : 102-116 Match 4 - Denver Nuggets - Phoenix Suns : 118-125
NBA Playoffs 2021: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Clippers series preview .
The Suns and Clippers are set for a showdown, reaching the Western Conference Finals stage in very different ways. Phoenix swept its way past the Nuggets to reach the Conference Finals for the first time since its last postseason appearance in 2010. LA had to pull off two wins over the Jazz without All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard to reach the first Conference Finals in franchise history.The Clippers reached the Conference Finals stage for the first time in franchise history despite losing All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard with the series tied 2-2 against the Utah Jazz.