Vienna – Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 6:55 am
The Philadelphia 76ers open a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 112-97 home win over the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs.
Joel Embiid has a double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds, the Sixers center gets support from Tyrese Maxey. The 21-year-old missed the triple-double with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. For Canadians, OG Anunoby is the best pitcher with 26 points.
Game 3 will take place on Thursday night (CEST) in Toronto.
In the Western Conference, Jalen Brunson leads the Dallas Mavericks in their home game against the Utah Jazz with 41 points to a 110-104 win and thus a 1-1 series victory. Donovan Mitchell convinced the guests with 34 points.
The Golden State Warriors also win their second game against the Denver Nuggets. Stephen Curry, coming off the bench, contributed a strong 34 points to the 126:106 hit and was the 27th player in NBA history to break the 3,000 point mark in the playoffs. He is supported by Jordan Poole (29 points) and Klay Thompson (21).
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Guard Best Defensive Player of the Year
Marcus Smart is Defensive Player of the Year. The 28-year-old Boston Celtics point guard received the most points in the media poll, defeating Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).
Smart is the first point guard to win the Best Defense of the Season award since Gary Payton in 1996.
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