In the first match between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns, who decided to make bold trades and investments to rise to the top, the visiting team, the Los Angeles Clippers, laughed first.
The Los Angeles Clippers played Russell Westbrook (9 points, 11 rebounds, 9 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists) beat Phoenix 115-110 thanks to a great performance in the last minute and took the lead.
The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix are teams that are aiming for the top spot by significantly reinforcing their power with large trades in the regular league this season. The Los Angeles Clippers have strengthened their starting and backup lineups by acquiring Westbrook, Mason Plumlee, Eric Gordon, and Bones Hyland. Phoenix succeeded in bringing in Kevin Durant, who played the ace role of the Brooklyn Nets, and forming the Big 3 leading to Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
The two teams met early on the PO stage. Westbrook finished the game while the transfer students performed very well. Westbrook calmly made two free throws from Booker’s foul in 109-108 17.7 seconds before the end of the game. In the ensuing defense, Westbrook blocked Booker’s shot that dug into the bottom of the goal. The moment the ball was about to go out, Westbrook threw himself, caught it, and hit Booker. The Los Angeles Clippers were given the right to attack, with only 10.1 seconds remaining. The match is virtually decided.
The Denver Nuggets,안전놀이터 who made the PO stage as the 1st seed in the same Western Conference, scored double digits with 6 players, including guard Jamal Murray, who posted 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-80, first at home. Reaped 1 win. The Los Angeles Lakers of the same conference defeated the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies 128-112 on the road. Memphis ace Ja Morant injured his right wrist in this game and was put into question mark for the second game.