The Sacramento Kings continue to dish out surprises, as they now lead the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in their NBA Playoff competition. The Philadelphia 76ers handed the Brooklyn Nets their second loss Monday night to continue their streak, as well. Tuesday night brings three games to the plate, and the battles will impress even more.
Boston Looks To Keep Control
Game 2 of the playoffs in the series between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks is here. The game will be played at TD Garden, the scene where Boston took the advantage after beating the Hawks in Game 1 112-99.
In that game, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were the main protagonists on the part of the Celtics, who were the second-best squad in the Eastern Conference in the regular season. Atlanta Hawks, for their part, seventh seed in the Eastern, could not exploit all its performance on the attack. Their best player, Trae Young, could only contribute 16 points in that duel.
Boston has won its most recent four games, while the Hawks have dropped three of their last four. It isn’t looking promising for Atlanta, although they’re going to put up a fight tonight.
Cavs Try To Handle The Knicks
Another of the meetings that will take place on Tuesday will be the confrontation between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks. This series started with Game 1, ending in a surprising score of 101-97 in favor of the Knicks on their own court.
However, the Cavs host tonight and intend on taking advantage of their position to tie the series. To do this, they will have to have more support from all their players to give Donovan Mitchell a hand. He contributed 38 points in the first clash and even so, they could not even exceed the 100-point line.
The Knicks did something very similar to what they did in the regular season. They hit a bump when it came to playing on the road, a condition in which they were one of the best teams throughout the regular season.
The Cavaliers don’t have much of an offensive arsenal taking out Donovan, while New York has shown they can neutralize this opponent. The Knicks could be on their way to win number two.
The Suns Hope To Rebound
The Phoenix Suns hosted the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and lost 115-110. The goal of the Arizona squad is to now add their first win in the tie as they play host again in Footprint Center.
At the moment, the Suns continue to depend on the Devin Booker-Kevin Durant duo, which has many advantages. Durant, despite slowing down late in Game 1, is on fire on offense, as he can hit the target from anywhere. Booker contributes between 20 to 30 points per game, and they are going to be a huge part of a Suns rebound tonight.
The Clippers expect a lot more out of Durant tonight and are getting ready. Of course, to counter him, Kawhi Leonard is going to have to contribute in all aspects of the game. The Clippers are the underdogs, and the Suns are ready to deliver a blow.