Basketball: Phoenix and Boston confirm their domination

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BasketballPhoenix and Boston confirm their dominance

The Suns beat Glenn State, and the Celtics handily beat Clint Capela’s Atlanta Hawks in their hall Wednesday night in the NBA.

Clint Capela (left) was challenged by Luke Kornet (right).

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Phoenix beat Golden State (130-119), despite 50 points from Stephen Curry, and Boston consolidated its domination in the East, winning in Atlanta (126-101), Wednesday in the NBA, where the untenable Shai Gilgeous-Alexander handed the victory to Oklahoma City in Washington.

Behind the size performance (17/28 on shots including 7/11 on three points, 9 rebounds), the frustration could be read on the face of the MVP of the last final, after this eighth defeat conceded in as many trips. Unheard of for an outgoing champion (12th).

In question, once again, the passivity of the rearguard of the Warriors, which accuses an unworthy average of 124.3 points conceded out of their bases. “It’s not what we can do best in attack that concerns me, but our ability to defend,” coach Steve Kerr already lamented at halftime (72-65). We will have to find a solution quickly.

On the Suns side, the collective worked at full speed with a major five between 13 and 29 points, the most prolific having been Cameron Payne, just ahead of Devin Booker (27 pts). Enough to go up to 2nd place in the West, just ahead of Denver, surprised at home (106-103) by the Knicks of Julius Randle (34 pts, 11 rebounds).

7 points and 8 rebounds for Capela

Finalists of the last championship, the Celtics themselves won an 8th success in a row, all the more convincing as the performance was above all collective. If Jayson Tatum (19 pts, 8 assists) and Jaylen Brown (22 pts) were decisive, five players added between 14 and 18 pawns, the bench totaling 44. “Everyone was induced, our substitutes brought, c ‘is proof that our team is good,’ said Brown.

On the Atlanta side (3rd), the long-distance address was poor (21.9%) and Trae Young maintained a semblance of illusion (27 pts at 10/23, 9 assists). Lined up for just over 18 minutes, Geneva pivot Clint Capela scored 7 points (3 out of 3 shooting, 1 out of 2 free throwing). He also grabbed 8 rebounds. So there are numbers down from his last outings.

(AFP/SC)

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