Detroit Pistons this Wednesday, on the last day of the regular season in the North American professional basketcompetitie (NBA) secured the last ticket for the play-offs.
Triple NBA champion Detroit did what it had to do and went into Madison Square Garden with 89-115 win on a visit at New York Knicks, this season, the worst team in the NBA, thanks to 20 points and 18 rebounds from Andre Drummond. With a victory were the Pistons always sure of their first PO-ticket since 2016 and thus made the result of Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets lost on the slotspeeldag with 114-122 of the Orlando Magic. In the first round of the play-offs awaits with the Milwaukee Bucks from the coming weekend the number one from the Eastern Conference. The other duels in the east, Toronto Raptors – Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers – Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics – Indiana Pacers.
In the west, takes on defending champion Golden State Warriors against Los Angeles Clippers. Denver Nuggets will find San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers goes to fight with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets has the Utah Jazz as an opponent.
The composition of the first round in the play-offs:
Milwaukee (1st) – Detroit (8th)
Toronto (2nd) – Orlando (7th)
Philadelphia (3rd) – Brooklyn (6th)
Boston (4th) – Indiana (5th)
Golden State (1st) – LA Clippers (8th)
Denver (2nd) – San Antonio (7th)
Portland (3rd) – Oklahoma City (6th)
Houston (4th) – Utah (5th)
The playoffs start Saturday, and each match is played to a best-of-seven. The first team to four victories rack up, punch through to the next round.
Final farewell (in minor) of two icons
Wednesday took the NBA and is also final farewell of star Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade, who both have their farewell had been announced. Nowitzki went down with Dallas Mavericks with a 105-94 down at San Antonio Spurs, despite twenty points and ten rebounds from the German, and that there are no fewer than 21 seasons in the NBA has her.
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Also Wade could a defeat at his farewell not avoid it. The 37-year-old American managed to have the fifth triple-double of his career (25 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists), but the Brooklyn Nets appeared to 113-94 too strong for the Miami Heat.