Back in Scorum here I leave written everything I talked about in the Fragments podcast about the NBA in this second season so you don't miss any of the best in this phase of the game.
The NBA playoffs began and the first duels were a real treat for those of us who enjoy and analyze basketball and more in this time where the NBA intensifies the defenses and the best players step forward, that's why I would like to analyze some of the games that raised the level of these new playoffs that have started with a very good foot.
Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors
It was predicted to be a great game because the Kings have known how to respect their home and although the Warriors have not had a very good performance in their game as visitors, the competitive determination of the current defending NBA champions could not be discarded.
It was a game that broke all expectations, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson converted incredible shots from the perimeter, to keep a score where Warriors dominated a certain part of the game, but the Kings counted on D'Aron Fox who was also playing at a high level, shielded by the X factors that would be Malik Monk and Trey Lyles who had a key performance to take this valuable victory for the Kings, in the last seconds Curry had the shot to tie the game but did not have the fortune at that moment, the taste that left this duel is one of the reasons why we enjoy so much the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
In this clash the Grizzlies were the favorites, the Lakers made a great game, they always kept the game close, the top players in this duel were 2 of the youngest players of the team Rui Hachimura who had one of his best performances in the league, as well as Austin Reaves who became the offensive engine of the team along with the pillars Lebron James and Anthony Davis, The Grizzlies were surprised by the great play of the Los Angeles team, Morant had a blow in his hand that took him out of the game, Jarent Jackson was the biggest scorer for the Grizzlies who were unable to face the Lakers who did a great job in this 1st game of the series, stealing a valuable game as visitors.
Phoenix Suns Vs Los Angeles Clippers
For this great game, power vs power the Suns were the favorites for being at home, Clippers started dominating the game with an outstanding advantage on the scoreboard, but the Suns adjusted their game and pushed a comeback that gave them the advantage, the last quarter was extremely close, Kawhi Leonard activated his cold blood with a great performance converting key shots, Eric Gordon was his squire who had timely shots from the perimeter, on the Suns side, Durant and Booker scored some complex shots that kept their team on the scoreboard Torrey Craig also joined as a squire, but Kawhi Leonard's determination gave the win to the Clippers, who surprised the Suns as visitors.
It was an incredible day on Saturday and Sunday that opened the doors to the universe of the playoffs where the best basketball intensifies, I hope you enjoyed this analysis, in the podcast fragments, so subscribe to the channel to stay tuned to all this content with the best of the galactic league.