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Sport NBA playoffs 2021: Mitchell and Gobert inspire Jazz to 2-0 series lead, Giannis' Bucks reduce deficit

10:05  11 june  2021
10:05  11 june  2021 Source:   goal.com

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 NBA: Next power demonstration! Bucks bring Miami to the Abyss The Milwaukee Bucks have also won the third game of the first-round series against the Miami Heat. After the 113: 84 victory in Florida, the Team of Giannis Antetokounmpo is already nearly safe in the second round. © Provided by Spox Giannis antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks control the series against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.

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Donovan Mitchell produced another monster performance as the top-seeded Utah Jazz took down the Los Angeles Clippers for a commanding 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semi-finals.

a person holding a racket: All-Star Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert (L) and Donovan Mitchell (R) © National Basketball Association All-Star Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert (L) and Donovan Mitchell (R)

After going off for 45 points in the opener, All-Star Mitchell posted 37 points to lead the Jazz to a 117-111 victory at home to the Clippers in Game 2 in the NBA playoffs on Thursday.

Mitchell was supported by fellow All-Star and newly crowned Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, who put up 13 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in Utah.

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  NBA playoffs 2021: 'A win is a win' – Giannis welcomes victory after Bucks blow big lead against Nets Giannis Antetokounmpo reacted to the Milwaukee Bucks' victory at home to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.The Bucks had their backs against the wall after falling into a 2-0 hole against the second-seeded Nets in the Eastern Conference semi-finals but responded on home court in Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had no answers as Kevin Durant guided the Brooklyn Nets to a brutal 125-186 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Harden sat out due to hamstring tightness, but the star-studded Nets still made light work of the Bucks in Monday's blow-out win for a commanding 2 - 0 lead in the NBA playoffs . The Los Angeles Clippers and top-ranked Utah Jazz will open their Western Conference second-round series on Tuesday. In the east, the Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to bounce back in Game 2 at home to the Atlanta Hawks.

Whenever Giannis Antetokounmpo pulls up at the 3-point line (and especially early in the shot clock) to focus and aim, he needs to at least check out his peripheral vision to notice all the Nets smiling. Now the games shift to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, with a knee-buckling burden on the home court and zero margin for error. If 2 - 0 is a problem in an NBA best-of-seven, 3-0 is terminal. Whatever the Bucks summoned to start these playoffs and sweep Miami needs to be there Thursday (7:30 ET, TNT).

Utah's Mitchell is averaging 28.4 points in his playoff career, only behind LeBron James (28.7), Jerry West (29.1), Kevin Durant (29.2), Allen Iverson (29.7) and Michael Jordan (33.4).

The in-form Jazz extended their winning streak to six games – the team's longest unbeaten run in the playoffs since celebrating seven consecutive victories in 1998.

Kawhi Leonard and the fourth-ranked Clippers were looking to even the series by splitting Utah's homestand, but the visitors fell short in Game 2.

Reggie Jackson had a team-best 29 points on 11-for-19 shooting as Paul George (27 points and 10 rebounds) and Leonard (21 points) contributed.

In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, the Milwaukee Bucks escaped with an 86-83 victory against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3.

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  NBA playoffs 2021: Giannis warns job not done as Bucks put Heat on brink Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke to the media about the Milwaukee Bucks' 113-84 win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Thursday.Milwaukee are one win away from sweeping reigning Eastern Conference champions Miami in the opening round of the NBA playoffs following Thursday's 113-84 rout in Game 3.

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The Bucks had their backs against the wall after falling into a 2-0 hole against the second-seeded Nets, but responded on home court in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee surrendered a 21-point lead at home to the Nets before Jrue Holiday put the Bucks ahead for good with 11.4 seconds remaining.

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 33 points and 14 rebounds, while Khris Middleton top-scored with 35 points and 15 rebounds as Kevin Durant's buzzer-beating three-point attempt for the Nets bounced off the rim.

The Bucks are the only NBA team in the last 15 years to have two players (Antetokounmpo and Middleton) score 15-plus points in a quarter with no other team-mates posting a point (regular season or postseason), according to Stats Perform.

Antetokounmpo and Middleton combined for 68 points and 29 rebounds. Per Stats Perform, they are the first duo to combine for those numbers in a playoff game since Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in 2001.

Durant's 30 points and 11 rebounds were not enough for the Nets, who were again without injured superstar James Harden (hamstring).

76ers at Hawks

The top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semi-final matchup on Friday. The series is level at 1-1.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo expects the Milwaukee Bucks to keep improving after their first-round sweep of the Miami Heat.The Miami Heat held the Bucks' top two scorers without a field goal in the first quarter of Game 4, but Milwaukee pushed through that early adversity and prevailed 120-103 to sweep the first-round NBA playoff series.

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