Scores and recaps of the highly important games of the Nba Playoff conference semifinals played tonight: New York Knicks – Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers – Golden State Warriors. The Knicks, coming off a loss in Game 1, must tie the series at all costs. On the other side, begins perhaps the most anticipated semifinal if we consider the stars on the court: Lebron James vs. Stephen Curry, probably for the last time to challenge each other on the stages that matter. If you missed episode 2, you can catch up with it here.
Game 2: Heat – Knicks 105 – 111
Without Jimmy Butler out due to an ankle injury suffered in Game 1, the Knicks regained Julius Randle – out in the first game of the series – and with him victory in Game 2 against Miami, tying the series at 1-1. New York’s wonder trio of Barret, Brunson and Randle put up 79 points of the team’s 111. The latter then, in addition to the final 25 points, seasoned the performance with 12 rebounds and 8 assists. In short, Madison can now rest easier for having regained one of its superstars.
However, do not be fooled by the score of this Game 2. Despite the absence of Jimmy Butler in fact, the Heat sold their skins dearly and it took a sumptuous fourth quarter by the Knicks, with Hart’s triple from the corner to tie the score at 96, to bring home the victory. Now the series moves to Miami, which will hopefully be able to find its superstar.
Game 1: Los Angeles Lakers – Golden State Warriors: 117 – 112
Not even time to catch its breath from the intense victory in Game 7 in Sacramento that Golden State is already called to the court for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lebron vs Stephen Curry – the latter fresh off a 50-point performance against the Kings, the best performance ever in a playoff Game 7 – is definitely the most anticipated challenge as explained in the opening.
However, Anthony Davis, fortunately for L.A., took the spotlight, got out of bed again this time on the right foot.. His performance was monstrous: 30 points, 23 rebounds, 8 of 8 at the free throw line and a block on Curry at 112 – 110 with 1 minute to go before the buzzer.. This opens up for the center of the Lakers, the challenge under the basket, which will be one of the keys to the series, against Kevon Looney and Draymond Green, for the one-eyed center. The former especially, after literally dominating under the boards against poor Sabonis and Sacramento, repeats the sparkling numbers in total rebounds: again tonight there were 23 with as many as 7 offensive. His Golden State, however, after sewing up a 12 point gap with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, could not get the better of the great team performance of Los Angeles, which therefore steals the home-court advantage.