Washington is back to 1-3 in its streak against Philadelphia, following its 122-114 victory on Monday. In the West, Utah touches the goal, thanks to its third success in four games against Memphis (113-120).
Beaten at home for his entry into the running in these play-offs, without Donovan Mitchell, Utah has found its star and has a third consecutive victory on Monday. In Memphis, the Jazz won 120-113 and will therefore have the opportunity to conclude at home on Wednesday. The Grizzlies of Ja Morant (23pts, 6rbds, 12pds) and Jare Jackson Jr (21pts, 6rbds) only led for a few minutes in the first half, but never by more than four points, and Utah definitely took the lead in the first half. third quarter, where Rudy Gobert scored 13 of his 17 points.
At 5’30 from the end, the Jazz still led only 104-106, but two 3-point shots from Mike Conley (11pts, 7pds) and Bojan Bogdanovic (13pts) sealed the victory of the Salt Lake City franchise. . But it is indeed Donovan Mitchell who once again finishes top scorer, with 30 points to 8 of 22 on shots. If he stays the course, there is a good chance that Utah will conclude in Game 5 …
Philadelphia has never “sweeped” a team in the play-offs since 1985, it will not be for this first round 2021 either. The 76ers have indeed allowed Washington to return to 1-3 in the series by losing 112-114 in the capital. I have to say that Doc Rivers’ men were quickly deprived of their star, Joel Embiid (8pts, 6rbds), who was released after eleven minutes with a right knee injury after a fall following a Robin Lopez block.
The exit of the man who was running at 29.3 points and 7 rebounds on average since the start of the series obviously favored the chances of the Wizards who, while they had been led by eleven points in the first quarter, took controls the match in the second half. It was not that easy for them, however, and Philadelphia even managed to take a point lead (108-109) at 2’47 from the end.
But the Westbrook-Beal-Hachimura trio did the work to get this precious victory which postpones the departure on vacation of the Wizards. Westbrook also signed a big triple-double (his 11th in the play-offs), with 19 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists, Hachimura managed a double-double (20pts, 13rbds) and Beal added 27 points. Opposite, Tobias Harris (21pts, 13rbds) and Ben Simmons (13pts, 12rbds) also finished in double-double, but without Embiid, the step was too high to win this meeting. Match 5 will take place in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, and the Cameroonian pivot is uncertain.
BASKET – NBA / PLAY-OFFS 2021
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (1) – WASHINGTON WIZARDS (8) : 3-1
Match 1 – Philadelphia 76ers – Washington Wizards : 125-118
Match 2 – Philadelphia 76ers – Washington Wizards : 120-95
Match 3 – Washington Wizards – Philadelphia 76ers : 103-132
Match 4 – Washington Wizards – Philadelphia 76ers : 122-114
Match 5 : Philadelphia 76ers – Washington Wizards June 2
Match 6 (if necessary): Washington Wizards – Philadelphia 76ers June 4
Match 7 (if necessary): Philadelphia 76ers – Washington Wizards June 6
UTAH JAZZ (1) – MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (8) : 3-1
Match 1 – Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies : 109-112
Match 2 – Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies : 141-129
Match 3 – Memphis Grizzlies – Utah Jazz : 111-121
Match 4 – Memphis Grizzlies – Utah Jazwith: 113-120
>>> Stats by Rudy Gobert (UTA): 32 minutes of play, 17 points (5 of 9 shots including 0 3pts), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 3 faults
Match 5 : Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies June 2
Match 6 (if necessary): Memphis Grizzlies – Utah Jazz June 4th
Match 7 (if necessary): Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies June 6