Basketball – NBA 2021/2022: Playoff Results Today (Monday, May 16)

NEW YORK. The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics reached the semifinals of the NBA overseas playoffs.

Dallas triumphed in the deciding game of the Western Conference Semifinals against regular season winner Phoenix Suns high 123-90.

The guests were led by Slovenian star Luka Dončič, who collected 35 points, ten rebounds and four assists. Spencer Dinwiddie followed him by 30 points.

Dallas will meet the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals.

A new record in the seventh game

Phoenix’s biggest stars, Devin Booker and Chris Paul, scored just 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Mavericks led from start to finish and their lead rose to an unbelievable 46 points in the second half.

The 57-27 halftime lead is the largest in a seventh game in NBA history.

“Great. I don’t know what to say, but it was great. Everyone played the best they could. An incredible team win,” Dončič praised.

Phoenix coach Monty Williams, named best player of the season, said his team saved the worst performance of the season for the most important game:

“I told them how much I hurt them. I know they didn’t want to play like they did. We played our worst game of the season today. That’s life.”

The Celtics scored 22 three-pointers

Boston also defeated reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks 109:81 in the seventh game and set up a matchup with the Miami Heat, who defeated Philadelphia.

The unexpected hero of the game was Grant Williams, who converted seven three-pointers and collected a total of 27 points. Star Jannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks jersey finished the game with 25 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists.

Boston converted 22 of 55 three-point attempts. “Everyone told me to shoot, so I shot. It was fun and it’s great that we won,” Williams said.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged that Boston was better during the series.

“I am proud of this team. We have had a lot of success together, but today we hit a wall and our end has come,” he told the coaches of last year’s winners.

NBA – 2nd round of the playoffs:

Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 7:

Boston – Milwaukee 109:81

Most points: Williams 27. Tatum 23, Brown 19 – Antetokounmpo 25 (20 rebounds), Holiday 21, Lopez 15 (10 rebounds)

/final result of the series 4:3/

Western Conference Semifinals – Game 7:

Phoenix – Dallas 90:123

Most points: Johnson 12, Booker 11, Paul 10 – Doncic 35 (10 rebounds), Dinwiddie 30, Brunson 24

/final result of the series 3:4/

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