Rockets survived at Utah for the 3-0, Bucks and Sixers on the drivers’ seat

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Aris Barkas

21/Apr/19 12:13

The Rockets, the Bucks and the Sixers needs one more win to advance, while the Nuggets tied the series versus the Spurs

By Eurohoops team/

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 to take a 3-1 series lead. Serb big man Boban Marjanovic added four points and five rebounds for the winning side.

Serb big man Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and Denver beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 to tie the first-round series at two games apiece. For the home side, Austrian big man Jakob Poeltl had eight points and nine rebounds, Latvian Davis Bertans added five points, Italian guard Marco Belinelli scored three and Lithuanian newcomer Domantas Motiejiunas had seven and three rebounds.

The Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited by foul trouble to 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the Bucks had seven players score in double figures and beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 to take a 3-0 lead. Turkish forward Ersan Ilyasova (15 p.) and Spaniard Nikola Mirotic (12 p.) did their duty.

James Harden overcame a poor shooting performance and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 win (3-o) Saturday over the Utah Jazz. Swiss center Clint Capela added a double-double (11 p. 14 r.) while for the losing side French Rudy Gobert (10 p. 8 r. 7 bl.) and Spaniard Ricky Rubio (10 p. 6 r.) tried, but it was not enough.