NBA Playoffs Weekend Recap

With six games played over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all series are still far from being decided

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The NBA Playoffs don’t stop and it is time for our Weekend Recap. Over the past three days, we had six games played. Among them, we had some great matchups and no series is even close to being decided. Two series are tied 2-2 and the other two have one team up 2-1, with Game 4 being played tonight. Check out what happened.

Friday, May 5

Boston Celtics 114-102 Philadelphia 76ers

In one of our best performances on predictions so far in the Playoffs, the Celtics beat the 76ers and got the lead on the series after losing Game 1. Joel Embiid played very well, as well as James Harden, but couldn’t avoid the loss. Check out the best individual numbers of the game and the outcome of our predictions.

Best Performances
  • Joel Embiid (PHI) – 30 PTS/13 REB
  • James Harden (PHI) – 16 PTS/6 REB/11 AST
  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) – 27 PTS/10 REB/5 AST
  • Jaylen Brown (BOS) – 23 PTS/7 REB/5 AST
  • BOS Celtics -2.0 (BOS won by 12)
  • Over 214.0 points (216 points)
  • Jayson Tatum over 28.5 points (27 points)
  • James Harden over 5.5 rebounds (6 rebounds)
  • Marcus Smart over 1.5 three-pointers made (3 three-pointers made)
  • Jayson Tatum has a double-double (27 PTS/10 REB)
  • Joel Embiid has a double-double (30 PTS/13 REB)
  • James Harden under 34.5 points, rebounds and assists combined (16 PTS/6 REB/11 AST = 33 total)
  • BOS Celtics over 107.5 points (114 points)
  • Joel Embiid 15+ rebounds (13 rebounds)

Denver Nuggets 114-121 Phoenix Suns

After losing the first two games on the road, the Suns played at home for the first time in the series and managed to win their first game, avoiding being swept by the Nuggets. The game was really exciting, with a lot of points and great stats. Check out the numbers as we had a couple of great individual performances.

  • Devin Booker (PHX) – 47 PTS/6 REB/9 AST
  • Kevin Durant (PHX) – 39 PTS/9 REB/8 AST
  • Jamal Murray (DEN) – 32 PTS/6 REB/5 AST
  • Nikola Jokić (DEN) – 30 PTS/17 REB/17 AST
  • Michale Porter Jr. (DEN) – 21 PTS/12 REB

Saturday, May 6

New York Knicks 86-105 Miami Heat

The games on Saturday were not nearly as exciting as the Friday ones. But Miami fans don’t care, the only important thing is that they beat the Knicks playing for the first time in the series at home and are up 2-1 after Game 3. Despite the low-scoring result, we had a couple of great individual performances. Check them all out.

  • Jimmy Butler (MIA) – 28 PTS
  • Max Strus (MIA) – 19 PTS
  • Bam Adebayo (MIA) – 17 PTS/12 REB
  • Jalen Brunson (NYK) – 20 PTS/6 REB/8 AST
  • Josh Hart (NYK) – 15 PTS/12 REB
  • R.J. Barrett (NYK) – 14 PTS
  • Julius Randle (NYK) – 10 PTS/14 REB

Golden State Warriors 97-127 Los Angeles Lakers

After losing Game 2 by 27 points (127-100), the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Golden State Warriors in LA and basically retributed the present, beating the opponents by almost the same score in Game 3. Los Angeles is now up 2-1 in the series before Game 4, which takes place tonight. Check out the best individual numbers of the game.

  • Anthony Davis (LAL) – 25 PTS/13 REB
  • LeBron James (LAL) – 21 PTS/8 REB/8 AST
  • D’Angelo Russell (LAL) – 21 PTS/5 AST
  • Stephen Curry (GSW) – 23 PTS
  • Andrew Wiggins (GSW) – 16 PTS/9 REB
  • Klay Thompson (GSW) – 15 PTS/7 REB

Sunday, May 7

Boston Celtics 115-116 Philadelphia 76ers

In the only of the six games decided in overtime, the Philadelphia 76ers tied the series in 2-2 after a breathtaking match. Game 5 will take place tomorrow, in Boston, and Game 6 will be in Philly again. If needed, Game 7 goes back to Boston. Check out the best numbers in this game.

  • James Harden (PHI) – 42 PTS/8 REB/9 AST
  • Joel Embiid (PHI) – 34 PTS/13 REB
  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) – 24 PTS/18 REB/6 AST
  • Jaylen Brown (BOS) – 23 PTS/5 AST
  • Marcus Smart (BOS) – 21 PTS/7 AST

Denver Nuggets 124-129 Phoenix Suns

Closing our NBA Playoffs Weekend Recap, the Phonix Suns even the series after being behind by 0-2. They took advantage of the home factor and won their second straight game to make it 2-2 and go back to Denver, for Game 5, with their hopes alive. Check out the best individual performances of this great game.

  • Nikola Jokić (DEN) – 53 PTS/11 AST
  • Jamal Murray (DEN) – 28 PTS/5 REB/7 ASY
  • Michael Porter Jr. (DEN) – 11 PTS/10 REB
  • Devin Booker (PHX) – 36 PTS/6 REB/12 AST
  • Kevin Durant (PHX) – 36 PTS/11 REB/6 AST
  • Landry Shamet (PHX) – 19 PTS
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