Thanks to their new victory against the Utah Jazz (131-119), the Clippers qualify for the first conference final in their history. For its part, Philadelphia snatched a Game 7 against Atlanta.
The Clippers finally got it! On the night of Friday to Saturday, on the Western Conference side, in Game 6 of the second round of the NBA play-offs, the Los Angeles-based franchise recorded a fourth consecutive victory, this time by a score of 131- 119, against the Utah Jazz. Sufficient therefore to win this series (4-2) and thus qualify for the first conference final in its history, where the Phoenix Suns are already waiting. The end of a famine of more than 50 years. Yet the Clippers were deprived of their star, namely Kawhi Leonard. But it was without counting on Terance Mann, who flew over this meeting (39 points). For its part, the Jazz will be able to feed many regrets, after having led 2-0 in this series, before being overthrown. However, in this final meeting, the two franchises were equal at the start, and Utah had even completed this first quarter in the lead (31-33). At the break, his lead had even greatly increased, up to +22 (50-72), until it began to melt away little by little. At the end of the third quarter, it was only +3 (91-94). At the very start of the fourth and final quarter, the Clippers took matters into their own hands and therefore did not let their opponents return.
Philadelphia begs for more
Philadelphia remains alive. On the night of Friday to Saturday, on the side of the Eastern Conference, as part of Game 6 of the second round of the NBA play-offs, the 76ers snatched the victory against the Atlanta Hawks (99-104). A success which allows them to equalize at 3-3 in this series and to snatch, therefore, a match 7. The winners of the day were led by their trio made up of Seth Curry (24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists decisive), Joel Embiid (22 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist) as well as Tobias Harris (24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists). All three together scored no less than 70 points. In addition, in the fourth and final quarter, their defense allowed them to resist and avoid a very bad surprise. However, in the face, Trae Young responded, finishing top scorer in his franchise but also top scorer of this meeting., with a double-double in the key (34 points, 12 assists), but that was not enough. The first and second quarters were to the advantage of Atlanta who then took the lead. After the break, Philadelphia took matters into their own hands and was never joined again. However, his lead was never very large, and the Hawks fought to the end, but to no avail.
BASKET – NBA / PLAY-OFFS 2021
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (1) – ATLANTA HAWKS (5) : 3-3
Match 1 – Philadelphia 76ers – Atlanta Hawks : 124-128
Match 2 – Philadelphia 76ers – Atlanta Hawks : 118-102
Match 3 – Atlanta Hawks – Philadelphia 76ers : 111-127
Match 4 – Atlanta Hawks – Philadelphia 76ers : 103-100
Match 5 : Philadelphia 76ers – Atlanta Hawks : 106-109
Match 6 – Atlanta Hawks – Philadelphia 76ers : 99-104
Match 7 : Philadelphia 76ers – Atlanta Hawks June 20
UTAH JAZZ (1) – LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (4): 2-4 >>> QUALIFIED
Match 1 – Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Clippers : 112-109
Match 2 – Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Clippers : 117-111
Match 3 – Los Angeles Clippers – Utah Jazz : 132-106
Match 4 – Los Angeles Clippers – Utah Jazz : 118-104
Match 5 : Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Clippers : 111-119
Match 6 – Los Angeles Clippers – Utah Jazz : 131-119
>>> Nicolas Batum (LAC) (16 points (6/9 on shots, 4/6 on 3pts and 0/0 on free throws), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 foul, 2 steals, 1 lost ball and 3 counters in 40 minutes of play).
>>> Rudy Gobert (UTA) (12 points (5/6 on shots, 0/0 on 3pts and 2/4 on free throws), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 fouls, 2 steals, 3 lost balls and 0 against in 42 minutes of play).