NBA play-offs: the Suns glue back to the Lakers, Hawks and Nets in good shape – NBA


Led by a spirited Chris Paul, Phoenix dominated LA (100-92) and came back to 2-2. The Lakers lost Anthony Davis to injury.

Thanks to a Chris Paul recovered from his shoulder injury, the Suns outclassed (100-92) the Lakers on Sunday night in the NBA play-offs, allowing Phoenix to return to equality in its series against the champions in title, which lost Anthony Davis to injury. Chris Paul, injured in the first game of the series, which is played to the best of seven, ended the game with 18 points and 9 assists.

Adductor injury for Davis

Paul, well supported by Jae Crowder, author of his best game for a long time (17 pts, 7 rebounds), explained to have been convincing with his coach Monty Williams, who wanted to leave him on the bench: « give me a few minutes ( to play), I’ll see what I can do ”. Among the Lakers, LeBron James was the best scorer of his team (25 pts, 12 rebounds), which was forced to play half of the match without Davis, who fell heavily on the floor, probably suffering from adductors.

In the other matches of the evening, Trae Young scored 27 points for the Atlanta Hawks, victorious 113-96 of the Knicks, now down 1 to 3 in this series whose game 5 will take place Wednesday in New York. The other New York team, the Nets, are in an excellent position to qualify for the semifinals of their Conference after their 141-126 success over the Boston Celtics: Harden (23 pts, 18 pds), Durant (42 pts) and theirs lead three wins to one in their streak. Finally, in the series between West Dallas and the Clippers, the two franchises are tied for two wins, the Californians having won 106 to 81 on Sunday.

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