Chicago basketball players beat Toronto on Thursday at 114: 102 and kept their theoretical hopes of advancing to the preliminary round of the NBA playoffs. Tomash Saturnanski spent nearly twenty minutes on the field and contributed six points, two rebounds and two assists to the victory over the Raptors.
However, the Bulls still had a difficult task ahead: they must win the remaining two matches in Brooklyn and on home turf against Milwaukee. At the same time, they can only hope that Team Washington, currently the 10th team in the East by a double lead, lose at home to Cleveland and Charlotte.
Chicago coach Billy Donovan, who led the game by 24 points, said: “We don’t have that in our hands, we don’t control our fate. But we showed our best and survived the next day.” points.
The team was withdrawn with 24 points, five rebounds by Zach Lavigne, 20 points, and seven rebounds by Laurie Markanen. He helped Chicago shoot from the field with a success rate of 54 percent and that turned into 47 percent of the three attempts. Most successful in this direction was Fin Markkanen, which shot six shots of the nine from the perimeter. Not even 35 points and 10 rebounds from Stanley Johnson was enough for Toronto, who had already lost her chance in the preliminary round.
Phoenix took an important step towards first place in the West, defeating Portland only 118: 117. Devin Booker decided to win six seconds before the end. The Blazers manage to shoot them, but that wasn’t enough to change the score.
The star of the match was Damian Lillard, with 41 points and five assists. It finished second over Portland with 27 points, including five CJ McCollum three times. In terms of winners, Chris Paul scored 26 points and seven assists, and Michael Bridges collected a double for 21 points and 11 rebounds. Phoenix loses one match to Utah first, and sixth to Portland by beating the Lakers.
Two-time League MVP, Janice Adetukunbo, performed superbly, helping Milwaukee win 142: 133 over Indiana by 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. In addition, the Bucks moved with 22 points to Chris Middleton, with 21 Brooke Lopez, 20 points and 14 assists collected by Jrue Holiday. “I felt so much adrenaline that I had to get out,” Aditukunbo said.
Pacers, who had to do without Caris LeVert or Aaron Holiday, didn’t have enough Justin Holiday points or 23 TJ McConnell points. The team leads half the match to tenth to Washington.
Denver still beat 3rd place in the Western Conference, beating 114: 103 in Minnesota. He can count on Nikola Djukic: One of the favorites for the Best Player award in the competition scored 31 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in just over 32 minutes.
He had five two-digit archers. JaVale McGee performed well, contributing 12 points and 13 rebounds in 24 minutes. Wolverhampton, who had long lost his opportunity to go out, was lost by the duo Anthony Edwards with 29 points and seven assists, and Karl Anthony Townes with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Sacramento set the infamous record, which after a 110: 116 defeat in Memphis gained the certainty that he would not see the qualifiers for the 15th consecutive time. The Clippers were the only ones to have witnessed the same long period of failure in the history of the league, in the years 1977-1991. Kings did not help until 31 points Justin James.
Atlanta-Orlando 116: 93, Charlotte-Los Angeles Clippers 90: 113, Chicago-Toronto 114: 102 (for home) Saturnansky 6 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds), Indiana – Milwaukee 133: 142, Memphis – Sacramento 116: 110, Miami – Philadelphia 106: 94, Minnesota – Denver 103: 114, New York – San Antonio 102: 98, Phoenix – Portland 118: 117.
Division of the Atlantic:
|3.||x- New York||70||39||31||55,7|
|3.||P San Antonio||70||33||37||47,1|
Division of the Northwest:
|3.||Los Angeles Lakers||70||40||30||57,1|
|4.||P Golden State||70||37||33||52,9|
Note: Teams marked “x” have a certain progression in the qualifiers, “p” means participation in the preliminary round, “y” means division in the division.