Luka Doncic scored 45 but Phoenix got the win – Easy 1-0 for Miami

2022-05-03T06:38:59+00:00 2022-05-03T06:38:59+00:00.

Aris Barkas

03/May/22 06:38

The Slovenian sensation had an amazing game but the numbers, however the Suns kept things in total control in Game 1 of the Western conference semifinals

By Eurohoops team/

Luka Doncic had an amazing night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, but Phoenix got the 121-114 win over Dallas. The number of Doncic were incredible with him scoring 45 points and just missing the triple-double, having also 12 rebounds and eight assists.

Still, Phoenix never trailed and led even by 21 points with DeAndre Ayton scoring 25 points, Devin Booker adding 23 alongside nine rebounds and eight assists and Chris Paul having also 19 points.

Doncic finished the first half with 26 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Kleber had already 16 of his total 19 points on five threes. However, Phoenix had things under control, leading by 13 (69-56).

The Slovenian star stayed on the game, despite a hard kick in the groins by Jae Crowder which resulted to a flagrant foul, but no to Crowder’s ejection.

The best Dallas could do was to cut the lead to six with three minutes left, but it was not enough.

In the Eastern semifinals, Miami got an easy 106-92 win in Game 1 over the Sixers who don’t have Joel Embiid available at least for the first two games of the series. Tyler Herro came from the bench and scored 25 points for the winning side who led even by 21 points.

Turkish center Omer Yurtseven scored six points in five minutes for Miami, while his compatriot Furkan Korkmaz had nine points in nine minutes for Philadelphia.