Reportase.one, Jakarta – Phoenix Suns And Denver Nuggets following the Philadelphia 76ers move to the semifinals playoffs NBA 2023. The two Western Conference teams won against their opponents on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Devin Booker scored 47 points, including 25 in the third quarter, as the Phoenix Suns recovered from a double-digit second-half deficit and advanced to the conference semifinals with a 136-130 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. With that victory, the Suns won the first round of the playoffs over the Clippers with a 4-1 lead.
Kevin Durant scored 31 points and Deandre Ayton added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Suns, who recovered from a loss at games first to win the next four matches.
Norman Powell scored 27 points and Ivica Zubac added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who played without the injured knee Paul George throughout the series and lost Kawhi Leonard also to a knee injury after games second.
Mason Plumlee scored 20 points and Russell Westbrook added 14 for the Clippers, who were considered title contenders at the start of the season but lacked consistency as George and Leonard battled injuries.
Phoenix will face the top-seeded Denver Nuggets in the second round, which begins Sunday in Denver. The Nuggets made sure of a place in the Western Conference semifinals after stopping the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-109. The victory brought the Nuggets to a 4-1 win.
Nikola Jokic scored triple double with 28 points, 17 reboundsand 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets host. Jamal Murray contributed 35 points, Bruce Brown and Aaron Gordon each had 14 points, and Michael Porter Jr. 10 rebounds. The Nuggets have advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
On the Wolves camp, Anthony Edwards scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 26 points and 11 reboundsRudy Gobert scored 16 points and 15 rebounds. Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 14 points and Taurean Prince added 13 points.
Next up, the Atlanta Hawks held off the Boston Celtics…