The 2022 NBA Finals Warriors are the champions
The Golden State Warriors have been confirmed as NBA champions after beating the Boston Celtics. Warrior has won six NBA titles in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
With seven titles, the Golden State Warriors are now ranked third in the list of the NBA's most successful teams.
In the first quarter, the Celtics appeared aggressive and managed to lead 12-2 and then the warriors rose and scored consecutive points. And made the warriors winning back 27-22 at the end of the first quarter. Then the warriors continued to be in control scoring 10 points in a row going further 37-22 at the start of the second quarter.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Boston Celtics actually tried to give resistance to the Warriors. However, the Boston Celtics still failed to turn things around and had to give up 90-103 at the end of the game.
And in this match Stephen Curry is the MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals, his performances are very consistent from the first game to the end in the sixth game, Curry scored 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. This is the first time Stephen Curry has been named the NBA Finals MVP in his career.
Here is a breakdown of Curry's contribution to the Warriors throughout the 2022 NBA Finals: Game One: 34 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds Game Two: 29 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds Game Three: 31 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds Game Five: 16 points , 8 assists, 4 rebounds Game Six: 34 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds
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The second wave is a chance for the Clippers to beat the Lakers
LOS ANGELES — Reggie Jackson scored 12 of his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter while adding nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers finished a four-game season sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers with a 132-111 win Thursday night.
Ivica Zubac had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers, who seized control of their sweeping win and seventh straight win over the Lakers overall by scoring 23 straight points during the first six minutes of the third quarter.
The Clippers outscored their rivals 37-10 late in the third quarter before picking up their fifth straight win in eight days, including two over the Lakers.
The win was the latest in a torrid streak for the Clippers, who have won seven of their last eight games without possibly their three most talented players: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Norman Powell.
While none of the trio is expected to return, Jackson and a formidable backing cast have kept the Clips on course for another playoff spot with increasing odds of avoiding a play-in tournament after this win, which pulled them in one game. from seventh place Minnesota.
"We're out on a mission," Jackson said. "We want to close. We're still a hungry team. … We feel like we're writing our own story. We know what the narrative is with our people. We're trying to do something special with this group. It's about this team, to write our own story."
Against the San Antonio Spurs Ja Morant sets a new record
With 52 points Ja Morant broke the record he set to lead the Memphis Grizzliez to victory over the San Antonio Spurs 118-105. By landing 22 of 30 goal attempts.
This win stops Veterans Spurs coach Gregg Popovich from a regular season coaching win (1335)
The 22 year old Ja Morant received praise from Popovich saying that Ja Morant is a beautiful player.
And some even say that Ja Morant is a strange player because he is so fast.
By producing two special moments with a stunning display landing a dunk, and a jumpshot fadeaway just before halftime
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his fifth straight double-double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Charlotte Hornets to end a two-game losing streak.
The two-time MVP returned 26 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, while landing all 14 of his attempts from the free-throw line.
Elsewhere, rookie Scottie Barnes tied a career high of 28 points as the Toronto Raptors won 133-97 against the Brooklyn Nets in New York.
Joins NBA legend Oscar Robertson as only rookies with three consecutive triple-doubles
Oscar Robertson’s name gets brought up quite a bit in Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook, in his 2016-17 MVP season with the Thunder, joined Robertson in becoming only the second player to average a triple-double for a season. Then Westbrook did it thrice more.
Last season with the Washington Wizards, Westbrook passed Robertson for the most triple-doubles in history.
Wednesday night at Paycom Center, Thunder guard Josh Giddey made his own historic company with Robertson.
Giddey joined Robertson in becoming the second rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double in three consecutive games. Giddey finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Thunder’s 114-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
"I thought he played a really good floor game again tonight," Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. "The triple-double stuff is just a byproduct of how he’s playing."
It was the fourth triple-double of Giddey’s career, which already ties him for 124th on the all-time list. Westbrook sits at the top with 193 triple-doubles. Robertson is second at 181.
Other players with four triple-doubles? Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Tracy McGrady and Ja Morant just to name a handful.
"Anytime you can be mentioned with them it’s good, but as I always say, it’s always about the team," Giddey said. "A win tonight would’ve been great. … That’s why New York was so special."
Giddey and fellow rookie Tre Mann led the Thunder to a win over the Knicks on Monday, and despite the loss, they shined again Wednesday against the Spurs.
Mann led the Thunder with 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Mann had six rebounds and three assists. He scored from all three levels.
"When you see (shots) going in, everything feels good," Mann said.
After allowing 73 points in the first half — tying a season-worst defensive performance — the Thunder held the Spurs to 16 points in the third quarter, which got OKC back into the game.
"We did a much better job of staying in there defensively," Daigneault said. "They only had 41 points in the second half. If we could’ve course-corrected that earlier, then we would’ve been better off."
Six Spurs scored in double digits: all five starters, plus Lonnie Walker IV, who scored 17 points off the bench.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores season-high 50 points for Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 50 points as defending NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks ended their two-game losing run to beat the Indiana Pacers 128-119.
Giannis claimed 14 rebounds and made 17 of his 21 attempts, while Khris Middleton added 19 points.
It is the first time the Greek has scored 50 points since the Bucks won their first title in 50 years in July.
"It's a nice feeling to have 50, and you will always remember it," he said.
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Jrue Holiday also added 14 points and eight assists, while Buddy Hield top scored for Indiana with 36 points.
Elsewhere, Jaylen Brown had 29 points and eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 135-87 to earn their ninth consecutive victory.
Brown was ably supported by Jayson Tatum, who added 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Devin Booker scored 26 points and Chris Paul contributed 17 points and 14 assists as the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-96.
Karl-Anthony Towns made 39 points and 15 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves recovered from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 126-120 in overtime.
The Dallas Mavericks also bounced back from 13 points down to beat the Miami Heat 107-99, with Luka Doncic leading the way with 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Tyus Jones scored 27 points as the Memphis Grizzlies made it six wins in a row with a 121-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Trae Young scored 41 points, the fifth time he has surpassed 40 points this season, as the Atlanta Hawks edged out the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-116.
Frank Vogel Still Doesn't Know When Carmelo Anthony Can Play Again
MDP Live - Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel still doesn't know for sure when Carmelo Anthony will make a comeback. The player is still complaining of pain in his hamstring area.
As is known, Carmelo Anthony suffered a hamstring injury last week when the Los Angeles Lakers were playing. Anthony was then examined by a team of doctors and the results were quite reassuring. Anthony did not suffer serious injuries such as torn ligaments or muscle bruises. His muscles were only slightly stretched so that Anthony was in pain when he made some movements.
Although the injury is not too severe, Anthony has missed 4 matches and has not shown the potential for a comeback in the near future. Frank Vogel when asked about Anthony's condition also could not give a definite answer.
"He is training as we speak at the moment. We will not have a definite answer whether he is available for the game against the Jazz or not, but it is possible he will play in that game," said Vogel.
"It's a hamstring injury, so you know how the soft tissue is inside. The hamstring will always feel good until the player experiences something. You try to improve your training every day and you evaluate how it feels tomorrow. If there is pain then you have to give more. a lot of time to rest," said the coach who successfully brought the Lakers to champions in the 2020 Orlando Bubble.
James Harden Wants to Lead the Philadelphia 76ers to NBA Champion
MDP Live - The newest Philadelphia 76ers basketball player, James Harden, is excited about his new role in the team. He believes he can bring the 76ers to become NBA champions this season.
As is known, James Harden has just been exchanged by the Brooklyn Nets for the Philadelphia 76ers on the last trade deadline. Harden is now happy because he can join the 76ers which is one of his dream teams. Now, he will partner with Joel Embiid to take the team further in the playoffs. Not only speaks volumes, but Harden also wants the title.
"Winning titles is the goal, mate. That's the goal. As Daryl Morey said, The chance to win is now. Joel is playing the best he's ever played. So my job is to come here and help him and help the whole team win this year's championship and years to come," Harden said in an interview with local media.
Although already part of the 76ers, it seems Harden will not be playing in the near future. The typical player with the nickname The Beard is still suffering from a hamstring injury and is certain to be sidelined in the upcoming All-Star Game. The 76ers had to be really patient waiting for Harden to recover so he could make his debut. The player's long-term health is the number one priority for now. Given that the regular season is getting short, there is no time for players to sustain serious injuries.
Mark Cuban Reveals Why He Released Kristaps Porzingis to Wizards
MDP Live - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban explains his reasons for swapping Kristaps Porzingis for the Washington Wizards. He felt Porzingis would be more suitable to play with the team from the United States capital.
As is known, the Dallas Mavericks just made a player exchange at the last trade deadline. They agreed to swap Kristaps Porzingis for Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie. This decision is quite surprising considering Porzingis' performance with the Mavericks is also not too bad.
Investigate a calibaration, this decision was made to make the composition of the Mavericks squad more complete. Like it or not, Cuban had to sacrifice Porzingis as one of his assets.
"I think KP is a player with tremendous talent. But we need a sniper (Bertans) and we need another playmaker (Dinwiddie) who can make a shot on his own. Unfortunately, that (letting off Porzingis) is the only way we're going to get him. ," said Mark Cuban.
"It's that simple in principle, we've got two people who fill the roles we really need, and the fact that we've played pretty well without KP. But I think that doesn't take away from the fact that KP is a great talent, and I really think he is. would be better with the Wizards than with us."
With the arrivals of Bertans and Dinwiddie, Cuban hopes the Dallas Mavericks can secure a place in the west conference playoffs without having to struggle through the play-in tournament.
Terry Rozier Gives High Praise To Montrezl Harrell
MDP Live - Charlotte Hornets basketball player Terry Rozier was delighted with the arrival of Montrezl Harrell. Harrell's leadership spirit is very good and makes the situation in the dressing room more lively.
As is known, the Charlotte Hornets agreed to exchange players with the Washington Wizards on the last trade deadline. The Hornets agreed to swap Ish Smith and Vernon Carey Jr for Montrezl Harrell. Harrell's arrival immediately had a positive impact on the team's game. Terry Rozier immediately explained how Harrell could influence the dressing room with his solid leadership spirit.
"I love his energy and leadership in the time outs. Always speaking, encouraging and giving positive feedback to the other players. He spoke actively when he was first with us. It seems he has been here longer than the rest of us. he brings into the team. Usually, when players come to a new team, they are not comfortable talking. However, he has spoken a lot since he arrived and we have all followed him. It is great to have that addition in our team," said Rozier.
Currently, the Hornets are entrenched in 9th place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings with a record of 29 wins and 29 losses. This position is not completely safe to secure a ticket to the playoffs. With the arrival of Harrell, it is hoped that the Hornets can improve their performance in the second half of the season.
Frank Vogel remains optimistic even though the Lakers don't make any transactions
MDP Live - Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel remains optimistic about welcoming the second half of the season even though his team did not make any transactions in yesterday's trade deadline. Vogel assesses that all Lakers players have improved themselves and are ready to fight more competitively.
The Los Angeles Lakers were initially rumored with many players such as Buddy Hield, Cam Reddish, Alec Burks, to John Wall. Unfortunately when the trade deadline passed, the Lakers did not reach an agreement with any team. They stick to the squad they built from the start of the season without letting anyone go to another team.
Responding to the Lakers' passive action on the trade deadline, Frank Vogel doesn't seem worried. He still believes in the squad he has now.
"I think that with the trade deadline that has passed, all of our players' mindsets have been refreshed. Our team has positive and strong energy to win the match we will play this Saturday. We have to trust each other to be able to create a breakthrough for the rest of the season," said Vogel when interviewed by local media.
The Lakers themselves are currently in ninth place in the NBA western conference standings with a record of 26 wins and 30 losses. To qualify for the playoffs without participating in the play-in tournament, the Lakers must at least finish in sixth place. On the other hand, if they still want to keep their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, they must at least finish in 10th place in the final standings (although they have to fight again through the play-in tournament).