The Jammies are exhausted!Western Conference finals preview SUNS winning streak ends!The Clippers combined for 127 points as starters


Chris Paul scored just 8 points in the western Conference finals, ending phoenix’s nine-game winning streak against Memphis.Covington hits career high, clippers beat defending champs!James scored 38 points and missed a tying 3-pointer in the lakers’ loss.Rehearsal for the Western Finals!The Phoenix SUNS ‘matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the most important games of the season, a preview of the western Conference finals for the two teams that have already clinched the top two spots in the western Conference.On the other hand, the SUNS, who had won nine straight into the game, and the Grizzlies, who had won six in a row, will have their winning streak snapped without Memphis boss Morante.The grizzlies outscored Memphis 25-9 in the first quarter, while the SUNS struggled with Booker’s 12 points.The SUNS rallied from a double-digit lead to cut the lead to four at the end of the quarter.It was a see-saw game in the third quarter, with the Grizzlies taking a one-point lead into the final quarter with multiple points.The Grizzlies went on a 15-0 run to take a 10-point lead in the final quarter.Booker scored 18 points in the quarter, but the SUNS lost 114-122 on the road.It Paul and alerton became the phoenix SUNS in the loss of the key reasons, in the first three games, two games after two double cut down large, Paul it full play the 32 minutes, only six shots, just hit the ball, 2 got data, eight points and 11 assists and edgerton also only had 9 points, which lead to the booker 41 into empty in order to cut down.Booker was all he had, scoring 12 points in the first quarter and 18 in the final, but his team lost.For the Grizzlies, they scored again, led by Aaron Brooks with a team-high 30 points and seven assists.The SUNS ‘nine-game winning streak was snapped, while the Grizzlies won their seventh straight game with seven players scoring in double figures.While the result doesn’t really matter in the standings, it was a confidence boost for the Grizzlies to win against such a tough opponent without Morante.Covington explosion!Coming into the game, the defending NBA champion Bucks were riding high, winning two straight games over the 76ers and Nets, while the Clippers were coming off a loss to the Bulls.However, this game both sides of most of the key players are unable to play the game, including the Clippers side George, Jackson, young Morris and other key players are all rested, the Bucks side also rested four key players.In this case, Kennard and Covington became the clippers absolute main force.The clippers built a four-point lead in the first quarter as both teams battled back and forth.The Clippers were hot from the perimeter, outscoring the lakers 9-2 to take an 11-point lead into the second half.The bucks continued to struggle offensively and defensively, allowing 41 points in the third quarter against the Clippers.Covington hit three consecutive 3-pointers to put the game away in the final quarter, and the Clippers outscored the defending champions 153-119 as their starting five combined for 127 points.The Clippers scored a franchise-high 153 points and 80 in the second half, despite sitting out most of their key players.The explosion in Covington is the most important reason.Covington scored a career-high 43 points on 15-of-24 shooting, including 11-of-18 from 3-point range, in 45 minutes, and five clippers scored in double figures.It didn’t mean much for the Clippers in the standings, but it was a history-making game.Davis back!The Lakers’ matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans is one of the biggest in the Western Conference, with the difference of wins between the two teams so close that the loser will fall straight into 11th place.And this game, the Lakers’ interior core Davis will usher in the return of nearly two months later, “360 combination” will play together again, they will try their best to win this game.The Pelicans built a five-point lead in the first quarter after the Lakers got off to an early start.In a seesawing second quarter, the lakers relied on James to tie the score.In the third quarter, the lead alternated between the two sides, and with Monk and McCollum facing each other in the end, the game remained tied.Westbrook led the lakers for long periods, but Varane and McCollum led the Pelicans on a 13-4 run in the final minutes, and with James missing a 3-pointer, the Lakers lost the game 111-114.James had another all-out game, scoring 38 points, eight rebounds and four assists on 13-of-23 shooting in 40 minutes, but scoring just two points in the final quarter and missing a tying 3-pointer.Although Davis finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, he repeatedly missed key shots in the last quarter, and both of them ran out of energy at the end.Westbrook, who scored 10 points in the final quarter to help his team take the lead, was hit by a big shot and an airball in the clutch.All in all, the three giants have not been able to help the team win in the end.The loss sent the lakers to their fifth straight loss, putting them 1.5 games behind the New Orleans Pelicans and temporarily dropping them into 11th place in the West.It’s getting tougher for them to make the playoffs with only four games left in the regular season and games against Denver and Phoenix.

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