Warriors and Knicks stay alive against the Lakers and the Heat respectively

2023-05-11T06:35:53+00:00 2023-05-11T06:35:53+00:00.

Aris Barkas

11/May/23 06:35


The Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks playing at home avoided elimination making the score 3-2 in their conference semifinals series

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

With their back against the wall, the Golden State Warriors delivered getting the 121-106 win over the LA Lakers.

Steph Curry with 27 points and eight assists led the charge, Draymond Green had a double-double (20 p. 10 r.) and Andrew Wiggins added 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists on his best playoffs game so far in the season.

The Warriors got a double-digits lead at halftime (70-59) thanks to a big shot by Curry and pretty much kept it until the end, leading even by 18.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis who got injured in the second half had 25 and 23 points respectively, plus nine rebounds each for the losing side.

German guard Dennis Schroder did his best with 14 points off the bench, but it was not enough for the Lakers who now have the chance to qualify for the Western Conference Finals at home in Game 6.

Brunson with 38 saves the day for the Knicks

Jalen Brunson had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while playing all 48 minutes, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 112-103 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Heat are trying to become just the second No. 8 seed to reach the conference finals and now they can do it at home in Game 6 on Friday.

RJ Barrett added 26 points and Julius Randle had 24 for the fifth-seeded Knicks, who stayed alive in hopes of reaching the conference finals for the first time since 2000.

Jimmy Butler had 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, getting held below 25 points for the first time in this postseason. Bam Adebayo added 18 points and Duncan Robinson had 17.

he Heat got it all the way down to 103-101 before German center Isaiah Hartenstein slammed home a follow dunk to start New York’s finishing kick. In total he had four points and six rebounds.

The 1999 Knicks, for now, remain the only No. 8 to get to a conference finals in the current playoff format that began in 1984. They got all the way to the NBA Finals after upsetting the top-seeded Heat in the first round.