“It was not our best match ever,” said Duncic. We have struggled, endured, helped each other and never surrendered. We desperately needed this victory and our capabilities cannot be underestimated. ”
The Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was similar, saying: “Things didn’t come easy during this match. We suffered a lot, but thanks to the great cooperation between all, everyone used to say we must find the director. It is indeed a victory that deserves my players. ”
The Mavericks, who ensured the playoffs were reached 41 victories, compared to 29 losses in Western Group competitions.
On the other hand, Sacramento faces the risk of not reaching the playoff after losing its third straight after the appeal, as it ranks 13th in the Western Group.
Sacramento faces the risk of not playing the playoff after losing its third consecutive loss
The Phoenix Suns continued their winning streak and achieved their third successive victory after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 117-115 in a match in which Devin Booker imposed himself as a superstar by scoring 35 points, including the deck in the last breath. Booker also scored 8 assists and 4 rebounds.
Booker was one of five players in the ranks of Phoenix who crossed the ten-point barrier, most notably Dandry Eaton (19 points) and Ricky Rubio (18).
With this win, the Phoenix Suns boosted their chances of qualifying for the Playoff as they finished ninth.
“When we came to the Orlando bubble, we decided to make a fuss,” said the star of the game, Booker. We weren’t under a microscope but we decided to work hard and play with momentum, that’s what we did tonight. ”
“My players were on schedule tonight, against a team that could win the title,” said Phoenix Monty Williams coach.
The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets 110-102 thanks to 21 points for Damian Lillard and 20 for CJ McCollum, while James Harden was the best in the losers’ ranks with 23 points and Jeff Green added 22.
In the Eastern Group, the Brooklyn Nets postponed the Milwaukee Bucks’ celebration at the top of the group with a difficult victory over them 119-116 thanks to 26 points by Timothy Luau Caparot (personal record).
Caparot managed to score three consecutive in the last seconds to overturn his team’s backwardness and settle the result in his favor. As for the most prominent registered in the ranks of the Pax was his Greek star Yannis Antikonembo.
The loss is the second in a row for Bucks after he fell to Orlando Magic on Sunday. But Bucks has a chance to win first place when he meets the Miami Heat Thursday, knowing that he has 54 wins against 14 losses.
What makes Nets win more important is that he played in the absence of the most influential player in his ranks, Kerry Irving, Kevin Durant, Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris.