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Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, Russell Westbrook grabbed the ball, jogged to the baseline and waved to the crowd. A few moments after joining Oscar Robertson as the NBA's career triple-doubles leader with 181, he celebrated the milestone with his teammates and his opponents. It was quite a show. Westbrook finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana. Heck, he even blocked the Pacers' final shot before grabbing the ball.“I love his spirit, his determination," coach Scott Brooks said.
Worn by a JA Mourrant at 35 points, Memphis went to win 117-112 After extension at Golden State and will play the play-offs against Utah. The Warriors of Stephen Curry (39pts) are eliminated.
Memphis is back in PLAY-OFFS! For the first time since 2017 (defeat in the first round against San Antonio), the grizzlies will be at the rendezvous of the final phases, thanks to their two victories in PLAY-IN. After dropping the Spurs, the Tennessee players went on the floor of Golden State: 117-112 after extension! If the play-in for the 8th place of the conference is was poor suspense,, it was not the case west, with a twists. The grizzlies led for the vast majority of the meeting, with even 17 points a little before the end of the second quarter (62-49, MT), but they did not know how to shelter. And Golden State has succeeded a big second half to tear off the extension. The Warriors returned to -1 (81-82) to nine minutes from the end, then Memphis created a new gap to lead 95-85 to 3'36 of the buzzer, but thanks to a 7-0, Golden State a Reclosed, and it's finally Andrew Wiggins who ripped the extension at 33 seconds of the end on a 3-point shot (99-99), Xavier Tillman and Draymond Green then missing the shot of victory.
Lakers fall short of escaping play-in tournament as Jazz clinch NBA's best record and Curry wins scoring title
The Los Angeles Lakers will have to go through the play-in tournament, while the Utah Jazz finished with the league's best record.LeBron James – who appeared to tweak his ankle – posted 25 points for the streaking Lakers, who claimed their fifth consecutive victory, however they did not end the regular season high enough in the Western Conference to bypass the NBA's new play-in format involving the seventh through 10th seeds in pursuit of the playoffs.
a failure for the Warriors
Everything has played in the extension, where Memphis started well (107-103), then Golden State went in front (107-109), before taking a 7-0 that is proven before, and Bane has sealed the qualification of the grizzlies of a dunk at a second the end. The two stars present on the parquet selling for a blow, with 39 points (13 out of 28 on the shots of which 6/15 at 3pts) for Stephen Curry and 35 (14 out of 29 with shots including 5/10 at 3pts) for JA MORANT , and they were well helped by their respective lieutenants Draymond Green (11pts, 16RBDS, 10PDS) and Jonas Valanceunas (9pts, 12RBDS). But at the end of this undecided match, it is the grizzlies who were the strongest and who will now go challenge the best team of the regular season, Utah (3-0 for jazz in the confrontations this season). The Warriors, whose season has been sealed from the start by Klay Thompson's injury, will not see the play-offs for the second season in a row, despite the presence of the best marker of the league and. A failure for Steve Kerr and his men. The play-in is in any case finished, and the play-offs will start Saturday night. In total, seven French will take part in the final phases (Gobert, Tillie, Batum, Nilikina, Toupane, Luwawu-Cabarrot and Fournier).
Stephen Curry is worthy of third MVP after record-shattering season
Stephen Curry is unlikely to beat Nikola Jokic to the award, but his record-shattering 2020-21 season makes him deserving of a third MVP.With his phenomenal shooting range and deadly accuracy from beyond the arc, Curry fuelled the greatest NBA regular season ever as the Golden State Warriors went 73-9 in the 2015-16 campaign.
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Video: 24th j. - Davidson: "We fought until the end" (Dailymotion)- Charlotte Hornets: 144-117 Boston Celtics - Washington Wizards: 118-100 >>> The qualified winner for the Play-Offs Wednesday, May 19 2021 Memphis Grizzlies - San Antonio Spurs: 100-96 Los Angeles Lakers - Golden State Warriors: 103-100 >>> The qualified winner for the Play-Offs Thursday 20 May 2021 Washington Wizards - Indiana Pacers: 142-115 >>> The qualified winner for the Play-Offs Friday 21 May 2021 Golden State Warriors - Memphis Grizzlies : 112-117 AP >>> The qualified winner for the Play-Offs >>> Killian Tillie (MEM) did not play, by decision of Coach Basketball - NBA / PLAY-OFFS Conference is Philadelphia 76ers (1st of the conference at the end of the regular season - Washington Wizards (8th) Brooklyn Nets (2nd) - Boston Celtics (7th) Milwaukee Bucks (3rd) - Miami Heat (6th) New York Knicks (4th) - Atlanta Ha WKS (5th) West Conference Utah Jazz (1st of the conference at the end of the regular season) - Memphis Grizzlies (8th) Phoenix Suns (2nd) - Los Angeles Lakers (7th) Denver Nuggets (3rd) - Portland Trail Blazers (6th) Los Angeles Clippers (4th) - Dallas Mavericks (5th)
NBA playoffs 2021: Jazz, 76ers and Hawks advance to Conference semis, Doncic tames Clippers .
The Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks progressed from the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday.Mitchell posted 26 of his 30 points in the first half to fuel the Jazz to a 126-110 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, sealing a 4-1 series victory in the NBA playoffs on Wednesday.