In reunion (USA), the 5th game of the 1/4 finals series of the NBA Western conference playoffs between the Los Angeles clippers and the Dallas Mavericks ended at the I-PSN Wide world of sports arena. The game was won by the nominal owners of the floor, the clippers, who took the lead in the series, 3-2, with a score of 154:111.
30-year-old light forward “clippers” Paul George became the first player in the XXI century, who managed to score 35 or more points in 25 minutes of play in the NBA playoffs, according to the “Twitter” StatMuse. The last such achievement dates back to 1975.
George played in 48 regular-season games for the clippers this season, averaging 21.5 points and 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Determined the best defensive player of the NBA season
25-year-old Greek forward “Milwaukee Bucks” Yannis Adetokunbo scored the highest defense rating and was recognized as the best defensive player of the season-2019/2020, according to Yahoo Sports.
In the voting, journalists 75 times gave the 1st place to the Greek forward. In total, Adetokunbo scored 432 points, and his closest competitor, Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, had 200 points.
The Greek forward is also the favorite for the title of “Most valuable player”for the second consecutive season. The 25-year-old superstar has the opportunity to join Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win both awards in the same season.
Yannis Adetokunbo averaged 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1 interception and 1 block in 63 regular-season games this season.
Donic — about the episode with Morris: don’t want to talk to him
Point guard “Dallas Mavericks” Luka Doncic after the loss of his team in the fifth game of the 1/4 finals of the NBA playoffs of the Western conference with the “Los Angeles clippers” (111:154) spoke about the game of the forward of rivals Marcus Morris, who stepped on his ankle.
“I hope he didn’t do it on purpose. Tell me, what do you think of this?.. I don’t want to talk to him. I just need to move on, ” Clutch Points quoted Doncic as saying
The most significant contribution to the clippers ‘ victory was made by American lightweight forward Paul George, who scored 35 points and made 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Los Angeles point guard Montrez Harrell scored the only double-double in this game (19 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist). In the “Dallas” team, the best performance was demonstrated by Slovenian Doncic – 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.